Make sure the pan flange is flat; one of my buddies overtorqued the pan bolts, leading to what I call "volcano syndrome".
The holes in the pan get deformed into little cones, preventing a new gasket from sealing.
Note to all idiots: Tightening a bolt that is leaking will not help unless it's actually loose; and you DO really need a torque wrench.
Especially if you've done the above sin to a gasket flange.
I had to RE-flatten the edge of the pan with a hammer to get it to seal again; I wanted to use the hammer on his head, but...
I torqued it down with a new gasket, and it's still good after being fluid/filter changed a few more times.
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