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Unread 03-23-2013, 01:56 PM   #1
jt_armstrong
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Just Checking Before I Replace the Oil Pan Gasket

Guys

This morning I have replaced the rear main oil seal and fitted a new oil pump. Having reviewed various threads on the forum, there are no shortage of methods for actually replacing the oil pan. Some say fit the seal to the block first and other say fit the seal to the pan first.
What is the best way to complete this task? Also is it worth running a bead of RTV around both sides of the gasket or just stick to the corners as per the service manual?

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Unread 03-23-2013, 02:20 PM   #2
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As long as both gasket surfaces are clean and true then you shouldn't need any rtv and more often than not both surfaces are true enough to seal without anything other than a gasket.
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Unread 03-23-2013, 02:27 PM   #3
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I RTV'd the corners per the service manual. I had the gasket on the pan and used a few pieces of tape to hold it in place while offering it up.
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Unread 03-23-2013, 08:26 PM   #4
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Thanks guys. Gasket now on. I used a little RTV to hold the gasket to the pan and a little more as directed on the block. Wont know how sucessful it has been until tomorrow when i have finished all the other things on my todo list.
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