Originally Posted by flier320
I get probably 20-30 drops every day in the driveway... If I drive it hard (70 mph) for a few hours then I get a good bit on the drive after it sits for the night...
Mine drips like 1-2 drops a week on the driveway, and I am a big fan of the "leave it be" school of thought---but 20-30 drops a day is a bit too much, so you should get it done. I have found $600 or so to be the going rate for shops to do the RMS. Any yes it is not a hard job, but messing with the exhaust and various rusty bolts make it a PITA to do yourself.
I see shops typically $600 or so to do the job so I vote for DIY. Just so you know it is a better than 50/50 chance it will start leaking again anyway within a year of the new RMS being installed. It will just drip much more slowly probably for the life of the Jeep.
It is also a better an 50/50 chance the shop will end up busting some rusty exhaust to manifold bolts in the process, and then try to charge you for the extra repairs. They also will likely not take as much care as you would with placing the oil pan gasket properly and using RTV on the corners as needed, so your pan will leak too. The way I see it, you can mess this all up yourself for free so why pay someone else to screw it up!