Hit bump and lost a lot of oil

Tiny
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  • 2007 INFINITI M45
  • 4.7L
  • V8
  • RWD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 113,000 MILES
I was driving through a gas station and hit a bump which I believed to be one of the gas entrance where they enter the gas into the gas station, hit the bottom of the car pretty hard. I went to get a hair cut not too far away, as I was leaving I notice there was a lot of oil on the ground. Look at the dash and the oil light was on. That's when I looked under the bottom and saw that oil is leaking. Could this possibly be the oil gasket?
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Saturday, June 20th, 2015 AT 8:17 AM

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Tiny
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I doubt its the gasket considering this is happening right after it was hit. Sounds like the oil pan may have gotten damaged and maybe cracked a hole into it. I would not continue driving the vehicle like this. Have a pro look under the vehicle and confirm what was damaged. Best of luck.
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Saturday, June 20th, 2015 AT 8:47 AM
Tiny
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WITH THE AMOUNT OF OIL YOU SAY IS BEING LOST, FOR SURE, DO NOT DRIVE IT ANY MORE, IT COULD COST YOU THE WHOLE ENGINE!

BUT DO RETURN TO THIS THREAD AND LET US KNOW EXACTLY WHAT GOT DAMAGED, THE OIL PAN IS BROKE OR THE "MAYBE LOOSE" OIL PLUG FINALLY FELL OUT.

MUSTA BEEN A REALLY SEVERE DIP FROM THE MAIN ROAD TO THE GAS STATION PROPERTY TO ALLOW YOUR CAR TO BOTTOM OUT THAT HARD

HAPPY ENDING?

THE MEDIC
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Saturday, June 20th, 2015 AT 9:42 AM
Tiny
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Well turns out it was the oil pan. So they tell me it's going to be $1400 to fix this trouble. It's that a fair estimate? And they said most of that is labor because it takes 9 hours to fix the trouble. That they have to get the part from the dealership. What's you guys professional advice?
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Saturday, June 20th, 2015 AT 1:36 PM
Tiny
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I LOOKED UP "OIL PAN GASKET REPLACEMENT" IN "PRODEMAND"

IT SUGGESTS 9.7 HOURS OF LABOR.

AS FAR AS THE STEALERSHIP?

I AVOID THEM AS MUCH AS I CAN

IN FACT MY TWO GOT BOUGHT OUT OVER THE YEARS (WILLYS AND AMC), SO I CAN'T GO TO 'EM!

WITHOUT BETTER INFORMATION ON/ ABOUT YOUR VEHICLE, I FOUND THIS, YOU'LL HAVE TO SCREEN THRU 'EM AND FIND THE EXACT MATCH. GOING THIS ROUTE MAY SAVE YOU A CHUNK OF CHANGE.
KEEP US POSTED ON HOW THINGS ARE-A-WORKING OUT

THE MEDIC
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Saturday, June 20th, 2015 AT 7:51 PM
Tiny
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GO TO "EBAY MOTORS"

STICK THIS IN THE SEARCH BOX

"Infiniti M45 2007 OIL PAN"

THERE WERE SEVERAL POSSIBILITIES

THE MEDIC
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Saturday, June 20th, 2015 AT 7:56 PM

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