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Leaking oil pan gasket

I changed my oil pump, and so changed my oil pan gasket.
It leaked so I changed it again.
I now leaks again. Both new gaskets were 4 piece Fel-Pro sets installed with high temp silicone.
I would appreciate any tips for installing a new one again and get it right.

Al

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  • cm6933 Feb 20, 2009

    i am replacing the oil pan on a 1987 Ford F 150 but i don't know if i have to pull the motor out to do this. i have till this afternoon to get it done for a friend.

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    how to install a oil pan gasket

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Check the pan to make sure it is not cracked or warped. Also notice where most of the leak is coming from. When you took off the old gasket, did you scrape off all of the old material? If you used a screwdriver to do that, you may have nicked the metal and created a path for oil to leak. If you didn't scrape off the old material and any RTV sealant, you will want to, using a plastic scraper. There are sprays that dissolve this material too if it is too hard to scrape off.

If that area is nicked badly and you haven't used RTV sealant, you may want to put a small amount all over the area that the gasket will cover, not just the nicked area but the whole area that the pan gasket will cover- it doesn't take much and if you smear too much on, it will just ooze out and make things messy - just a fine coating will do.

As you tighten up the bolts, make sure you tighten in an alternating pattern as they begin to contact the gasket and get tight so a bolt on one side get fastened down as often as one on the other side gets fastened to avoid warping the pan.

Hope this helps.

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