2002 Mercury Villager Engine Gasket

Tiny
MARK DAMA
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  • 2002 MERCURY VILLAGER
  • 6 CYL
  • 2WD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 12,200 MILES
Local firestone facility has recommended that I replace engine gasket, rear main bearing seal set, oil pan set, replace main bearing oil seal and replace engine oil pan and or gasket for approximately $1,000.00. I have no visible evidence of oil on garage floor. They have noticed oil buildup on block. I am of the opinion to at least wait until I have visible evidence of oil dripping and recognize that sooner or later I will have to replace these parts but would prefer to wait. What do you think? I believe that this is a 6 cylinder but could be wrong;
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Friday, March 7th, 2008 AT 8:17 AM

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Seals will "sweat" a small amount like you say just to keep themselves from burning up. If it anit broke, dont fix it, If there are no visible leaks, and it isnt causing a situation where you are having to add oil, then I would wait til it does leak before fixing it. But when you do, the trans has to come out, that is why it is so expensive
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Saturday, March 8th, 2008 AT 8:17 AM

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