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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
SOURCE: Oil Pan Gasket
yes i have and its a nitemare ,dares one bolt u can not get at becauce its under the drive train in the corner of the sump .to take out sump you have to take out drive train u will no what i am talking about if u have started the job..good luck to u mate..
Posted on Oct 09, 2008
SOURCE: Leaking oil pan gasket
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.
Posted on Dec 27, 2008
When redoing the pan for the transmission, the gaskets can be tricky to get back on. Make sure you use a RTV sealant compound to hold the gasket to the pan. Make sure all surfaces are clean and free from any transmission fluid. You have to follow the manufactures specifications reguarding bolt pattern and torque. If the bolts are not put on in a certain order and to a certain tightness, you are sure to have a leak.
Posted on Mar 05, 2009
Remove motor mount bolts and rear transmission crossmember bolts or nuts,suppport engine/trans. see if u have enough clearance between pan and axle remove pan. if not, split the exh away from the manifolds. worth a try
Posted on Dec 22, 2009
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