Well, the mechanic is trying to find out exactly were the leak is and that is most likely why you weren't given a price for the repair. The dye that was put in is how they will tell exactly were the leak is. However, if you have been driving around for more that a day you have most likely ruined the chance to find the exact leak.
Even though they said it was leaking at the oil pan they had some doubt since they put the dye in. It could be the Front Main Seal the Rear Main Seal or like was stated the oil pan.
My suggestion would be to go back and see if they can locate the leak and get an estimate then repost and I will give you my opinion on the repair cost.
I can give you a guestimate on a oil pan which would be about $500 - $700 depending on labor rate and difficulty.
Monday, April 27th, 2009 AT 3:03 PM