Originally Posted by dbsoundman
is either leak location something that is manageable at least to a certain point (ie can I just top off the oil)?
I don't know about repairing the main seal part.
I guess this depends on how far gone the oil pan leak is...I've seen some dodge threads (and even youtube vids of someone replacing theirs! $20.00 filter and on PITA day) in which the narrator "finally got around to" and threads where the author had calculated how much the added oil (some with each tank of fuel) was costing.
I suppose one would have to consider the stink, amount of smoke from burning oil that lands on the exhaust pipe etc.
I have not dealt with this specifically so hopefully someone with the relevant experience will chime in and educate both of us.