Your vey welcome. I am glad it worked out and it is not leaking. The oil pan could be leftover oil from the leak. You might clean the area with brake cleaner and check it yourself and see if oil builds up. Sometimes oil leaks can happen in fromnt of where they appear to be as the oil gets blown back onto another surface. So look forward of the area if it continues to collect oil.
It is not good to overfill an engine much. Some are more sensitive than others. I think driving 200 miles isn't bad especially if you were not red lining the engine and driving it fast. I have seen people put an extra quart in older V8s and get away with it, but it is best to stick to the proper level. Of course the oil change guy is going to try so sell you work. Almost every oil pan leaks after some time and re-doing them does not mean they will seal very long. It sounds like you have enough mechanical know how to do the oil pan gasket yourself anyway. All you need to know is that the surface where the gasket goes must be clean and use just a little copper sillicone gasket material. Just a thin lay does wonders. Then you tightn the pan bolts evenly in a cross pattern starting in the center.
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Friday, September 7th, 2012 AT 11:05 PM