Originally Posted by lucky131969
That sounds about right, considering the amount of work that involved. Just be damn sure it's really the gasket. I would degrease the engine with simple green, add dye to the oil, and go over with a black light to verify.
...and yes, others have done it themselves. I'm sure there are threads that discuss it if you search. You have to drop the front cradle, which constitues the bulk of the time/labor.
100% on the mark!
Do as Lucky said and find where it is actually leaking from. Wipe EVERYTHING down and go from there.
I really doubt if it's the pan gasket.
If you ever examine a LS oil pan gasket, you will think TWICE about blaming it for leaking. Hell, it’s an aluminum frame/O ring seal! Unless you have gasket termites,,, I would look elsewhere for the leak.
My 02 Z developed a harmonic damper seal leak and you would have sworn that the oil pan had a hole in it somewhere.
The lip seal went hard and cut the damper sealing area and there was oil everywhere:
So,,,,,,,,,,, save yourself some time and cash and look elsewhere FIRST.
Heck, re-torque the pan bolts first if nothing else. They do get loose over time.
An oil pressure sensor can leak and cause a real mess also