my transmission pan gasket is hosed. took it off last year, cleaned in up, and used a new gasket but no gasket maker or anything. its now starting to fail again. i understand about being too tight and warped the pan and all that. do you think that a lube locker gasket plus gasket maker is going to make it last longer than a year?
if i dont have a torque wrench is there any way to determine how tight is too tight for the pan bolts?
one more thing, i've seen a lot of different theories about how to use gasket maker. is one big bead going to work, that will theoretically squeeze out flat when you put the pan on? i've also seen the guys on trucks use a thin bead all along the mating surface , spread out by hand(finger).