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definitely annoying
Typical Repair Cost:
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Average Mileage:
130,000 miles
Total Complaints:
1 complaints

Most Common Solutions:

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1999 Buick Century engine problems

engine problem

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1999 Buick Century Owner Comments

problem #1

Nov 142012

Century Custom 3.1L V6

  • Automatic transmission
  • 130,000 miles


It seems as if the engineers at Buick sat down and had a brainstorming session on how they could make a car with the crappiest gaskets possible. This is just one of the many fluid leaks this car has had. Changing the oil pan gasket is not as easy as one would imagine either, the engine has to be held up. its not just a simple bolt off - bolt on job. Although the oil pan gasket its self is only about 23 bucks there is a lot of labor needed. Most quotes I got for fixing this is around 500 - 600 dollars. I guess I'll just have to endure the oil spots in the driveway and keep adding oil as needed.

- , Raleigh, NC, USA

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