: Oil gasket leak and oil change

03-11-05, 03:54 AM
My 1998 Catera started leaking oil from the gaskets 20,000 miles after the tensioner failed and major engine work done. I paid the dealer to stop the leak by replacing the covers which took three visits before complete. I recently decided to change my own oil and could not get the oil to drain from the drain plug. Has any one had this problem? Is there a special way to get oil to flow from this plug in the lower pan? Would engine stop leak stop the flow of oil from the oil drain plug even when it is open?