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Unread 06-29-2013, 12:52 PM   #1
ferday
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Oil pan gasket rant / question

The PO used a MASSIVE amount of (clear?) silicone on the oil pan gasket, it's taken me hours to clean the surface properly.

Rant over, is there some areas that I should be silicon on when I put the new gasket on? I have the one piece felpro, the surfaces are pretty good with no major dents or scratches. Any hints to put the gasket on? Should I run a really thin RTV to hold the gasket in the pan for install?

The RMS was a cakewalk compared to this silicone mess

Thanks! I'm frustrated right now, it's 30C outside and I wanna drive my jeep lol

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Unread 06-29-2013, 12:58 PM   #2
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Thought about you with the floods last week.

The site for RMS repair also details where to put the black RTV: http://www.neow.net/rms2.html

Basically, it's best to put a thin bead anywhere the oil pan curves - the front and back dips and their shoulders. It's possible the PO did that because that was the only way he could get it to seal - i.e. your oil pan is a little warped or your block hasn't got straight edges.
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Unread 06-29-2013, 03:42 PM   #3
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There is no need to use any sealant on the 1 piece felpro gasket or most gaskets for that matter. The gasket alone will seal as long as you have clean flat surfaces on both the oil pan and the block.
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Unread 06-29-2013, 03:48 PM   #4
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All I ever used was a bit of Avaition form a gasket to hold things in place for put'n the pan and stuff back on.
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Unread 06-29-2013, 04:30 PM   #5
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I believe the instructions that came with my felpro called for rtv at the rms and timing chain cover.
Its about the only thing that doesnt leak on mine.
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