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Unread 10-18-2008, 03:03 PM   #1
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Do I need gasket sealer on a new oil pan gasket?

I am changing the rear main seal and am about to re-install the oil pan. The old oil pan gasket did not have any sealer on it except around the timing chain and in the corners in the rear of the pan.
Using a 1 piece gasket.

Do I just copy what was on there before?
Or...
Follow the Chilton's, which says to coat the gasket on both sides. The Chilton's does show using a 4 piece gasket though.

How about thread locker on the oil pan bolts?

The Chilton's also says 10 pounds of torque on the oil pan bolts...seems low???

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Unread 10-18-2008, 10:34 PM   #2
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just copy what was on there
thats what I did on the one peice gaskets

the three piece gaskets you have to coat the whole thing
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Unread 10-18-2008, 10:41 PM   #3
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almost .forgot be very carefull when you go to bolt up the oil pan sometimes the rear of the gasket the (trans side)
it tends to fold a little when you start to bolt it up and it will cause it to leak

you wont know if it worked untill you fill it and start the engine

the last one I did I had to take it apart twice because it didnt seat right in the rear
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Unread 10-18-2008, 11:03 PM   #4
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My Haynes TJ manual says the oil pan bolts should be torqued to 84 inch/lbs (7 ft/lbs). So 10 ft/lbs doesn't seem low for yours.
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Unread 10-19-2008, 12:18 AM   #5
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My Haynes TJ manual says the oil pan bolts should be torqued to 84 inch/lbs (7 ft/lbs). So 10 ft/lbs doesn't seem low for yours.
Agree.

I use gasket sealer only to help hold the gasket in place while you're getting all the bolts in. Makes the job a little easier, IMO.
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