The oil suction pipe is an integral part of all car engines. It is joined by a gasket or seal to the motor and without it, the engine would not operate properly. Sometimes leakage can be noticed if the suction pipe seal is worn and this means that a new gasket must be fitted to prevent the leakage. Ask your mechanic to do a check on the suction pipe itself for wear and tear and, if it does show signs of cracking and damage, it is suggested that both the suction pipe gasket and the suction pipe are replaced.
Usually, it is advised that the service workshop attends to the changing of the suction pipe and accompanying gasket, but if you have the technical knowhow, this job can be done at home. What you will need to do first is to ascertain which part is suitable for your car and the easiest way to do this is to shop for the part online.
The first thing to do is to punch in the make, year model and engine capacity of your car. Then source the suction pipe that is applicable to your car and add it to your online basket. The beauty of purchasing online is that you can either have the part delivered directly to your service workshop or to your front door. Complete the easy remaining fields of the online transaction, make the secure online payment and sit back in the comfort of your own home and wait for the parts to be delivered.