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Jeep Wrangler 4.0 oil pan leak

Should he put the sealant on and wait for it to dry or put the sealant on and than instantly put the oil pan back on and let it dry while its in place?

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  • Jess n Jed T n B
    Jess n Jed T n B Jan 26, 2009

    THANKS A BUNCH :) you really helped alot! we have only been putting it on the side that touches the oil pan! We will definately try your method! Thanks again :)

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Put it on the Gasket and Install wet. Just make sure that everything that it is going to Seal to is Clean and Grease and Dirt Free for a Good Seal.

Posted on Jan 26, 2009

  • Travis Humphries
    Travis Humphries Jan 26, 2009

    No Problem! Happy to Help!

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-Preserve the used oil in a sealed canister to be disposed off later.
-Remove the oil pan bolts from all around and keep them in a tray.
-Oil pan is attached with a silicone sealant so it need a little practice to be separated from the cylinder block assembly. To remove it, tap it with a rubber, wooden or plastic hammer. If it is too hard to remove insert a thin wide chisel slowly from different places turn by turn but not damaging any of the surfaces.
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