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Oil sump is a container made of aluminium and is located under the engine block that contains the engine oil. The oil sump gasket seals the oil sump to the bottom of the engine. The engine block consist of a number of moving parts that need to be lubricated while engine is running, without lubrication these movable parts will damage each other. Its common for the gaskets to wear out with time and start leaking oil. If the engine oil is leaking, you may see an engine oil warning light on the dashboard and engine oil spots on the driveway.it is very important to keep the engine oil level on a required limit inside the engine otherwise you will risk severe damage to the engine.
Engine oil is like a blood life of any engine and this engine oil sits inside the sump, if the oil sump gasket is leaking the oil will not reach to the movable parts of the engine and will damage the engine which is beyond repair.
The oil sump gasket is like a seal for the oil pan and when the gaskets fails to seal the oil sump pan and engine block contact the oil will start leaking oil which can result in catastrophic damage to the engine.
If you notice any problem with the oil sump gasket, schedule an inspection with a professional mechanic immediately, Its very important to avoid massive repair bills