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Hey everyone! I was looking up under my truck not too long ago and noticed that the oil pan had a thin coat of oil on it. It looked like oil was seeping out right where one of the bolts was. This leak is very small and does not drip on my driveway. I only noticed after checking for exhaust leaks in my cat backs. It might not hurt for y'all to crawl under your trucks and take a look (if you have not already). Has anyone else experienced this problem? One of the guys at the dealership told me that, "that is just what new cars do. The oil will mix with dirt and plug the hole in the gasket." The dealership tightened up the bolts and said they were not torqued correctly. It has now been a couple thousand miles since the problem was "fixed" and my oil pan again has a thin layer of oil on it and I can still see where the seepage is originating. I am taking it in today and will ask them to replace the gasket. I first saw the problem at around 6K miles and now I am at 10K. I am still driving the truck and I check the oil everytime I fill up. The oil level never goes down enough for me to ever have to add any so it is a really small leak. However, after $48K, this truck better be sealed tighter than tupperware after Thanksgiving. I think what "new cars [should] do" is not leak oil, even if it is a small amount.