An oil pan is a metal container that contains the engine oil. The oil pan gasket seals the oil pan to the bottom of the engine. The engine has a lot of moving parts that need to be kept lubricated by the engine oil, without which the parts will damage each other.
The major role of the oil pan is to keep the engine and its part lubricated. If the engine is not properly lubricated and the driver continues to drive the car without the proper amount of oil, it can risk severe damage to the engine.
Oil Pan and Drain Plug Only
Oil Pan will be inspected to ensure material integrity
Oil Gasket will need to be replaced
Located on the bottom center of the engine, the oil pan holds all of the oil for the engine, and is also where the oil drain plug is located. The oil pan, while strong, can be damaged easily by driving over curbs, off-road obstacles, etc.