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Put new oil pump on car ok clean both surfaces of engine & oil pan used vauxhall recomended sealer to seal pan which does'nt tell you how long to leave before starting engine left it for 2 hours started car up no leaks left it till following day found it had leaked from the iol pan on joint do you think that i have not left it long enough or can i use some other kind of sealant thans

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Try tightening the bolts a little bit but do not overthighten,best use for this is instant gasket the orange one

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Oil pan gasket, is it metal or cork? There is a


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Fig. Fig. 7: Always install a new oil pan gasket on a clean surface-V8 engine shown

  1. Remove the exhaust cross-over pipe.
  2. Remove the left engine-to-transmission strut.
  3. Remove the bolts and lower the oil pan.
  4. Thoroughly clean the gasket mating surfaces.
  5. When installing the pan, always use new gaskets coated with sealer. Apply a drop of RTV silicone sealer where the cork and rubber gaskets meet. On the 5.9L engine, make sure the gasket notches are positioned as shown. Tighten the oil pan bolts to 15 ft. lbs. (20 Nm). Tighten the cross-over pipe to 24 ft. lbs. (32 Nm). this is it no metal you can find this at auto zone libary

Oct 16, 2014 | Cars & Trucks

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How to replace a oil pan gasket 2003 mercury sable


1st. Can you remove the oil pan without partially removing the engine? If - YOU CAN'T - take it to a local ASE Professional. Concerns: 1 - rear main seal, will it be damaged when you remove the oil pan. 2. Front oil seal, pan seal, same concern? Lets assume you can remove the oil pan, ok, ... you MUST get the TWO gasket surfaces clean, smooth, I mean REAL CLEAN. SIT THE oil pan with the gasket surface up and flat, ..CLEAN THE GASKET SURFACES AND EVERY BOLT with QUICK EVAPORATING brake cleaner or acetone. Let then dry. Get some Permatex spray "red" gasket glue/sealer. Spray the pan side of the gasket with the red glue, carefully lay the gasket on the pan, use the bolts to locate the gasket, make sure the gasket is seated against the pan 100% around the edges!!!! Let the gasket dry overnight!! Then spray the face of the gasket with the red sealant before installing, do it while its still tacky. tighten all bolts finger tight, then start a criss cross pattern, start slowly tightening them (WITH A QUALITY TORQUE WRENCH) TO 50% OF RECOMMENDED.VALUE, keeping the criss cross pattern to 75%, then to 100 - 110% of FACTORY SPECIFICATION. This should stop all gasket caused leaks!!

Aug 16, 2014 | 2003 Mercury Sable

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Oil Is Leaking Out Under The Harminc Balancer On my 92 Jeep Wrangler,4.0 6cyl. I Replaced The Main Seal & Put A New Balancer On & It Still Leaks From The Bottom Of The Balancer


  1. timing cover is leaking oil betwwen cover and block
  2. Disconnect the negative battery cable.
  3. Remove the drive belt(s), fan and fan shroud. If equipped, remove the accessory drive belt pulley.
  4. Remove the vibration damper retaining bolt and washer. Remove the vibration damper using a suitable puller.
  5. Remove the accessory drive brackets attached to the timing cover.
  6. Remove the A/C compressor, if equipped, and alternator bracket from the cylinder head and move to one side.
  7. Remove the oil pan-to-timing case cover bolts and the cover-to-cylinder block bolts.
  8. Remove the timing case cover front seal and gasket from the engine.
  9. Cut off the oil pan side gasket end tabs and oil pan front seal tabs flush with the front face of the cylinder block. Remove the gasket tabs.
  10. Clean the timing case cover, oil pan and cylinder block gasket surfaces.
  11. Remove the crankshaft seal oil seal from the cover by prying it out with a suitable tool.

To install:

  1. Install a new seal in the timing cover using a suitable seal installation tool.
  2. Apply sealer to both sides of the replacement cover gasket and position the gasket on the cylinder block. Cut the end tabs off the replacement oil pan gasket corresponding to those cut off the original gasket. Attach the end tabs to the oil pan with sealer.
  3. Coat the front cover seal end tab recesses generously with sealer and position the seal on the timing cover.
  4. Apply engine oil to the seal-oil pan contact surface, then position the cover on the cylinder block.
  5. Insert timing case cover alignment tool J22248 or equivalent, in the crankshaft opening. Install the cover-to-cylinder block bolts and tighten them to 62 inch lbs. (7 Nm). Install and tighten the oil pan-to-cover bolts to 11 ft. lbs. (13 Nm).
  6. Remove the cover alignment tool and position a replacement oil seal on the tool with the seal lip facing outward. Apply a light coat of sealer to the seal and a light coat of oil to the crankshaft. Install the seal on the timing cover.
  7. Apply a light film of oil to the vibration damper hub seal contact surface. Install the vibration damper using a suitable installation tool.

Do not hammer the damper into place as damage may result to the damper or engine.

  1. Install and tighten the crankshaft vibration damper bolt to 80 ft. lbs. (108 Nm).
  2. If equipped, install the crankshaft pulley and tighten the bolts to 20 ft. lbs. (27 Nm).
  3. Install the accessory brackets.
  4. Install the fan and fan shroud.
  5. Install the drive belt(s) and adjust to the proper tension.
  6. Connect the negative battery cable.
  7. Start the engine and check for leaks
  8. .

Jan 18, 2011 | 1992 Jeep Wrangler

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Need to know how to remove oil pan with engine still in vehicle on 96 Ford Wind Star 3.8 engine. What will I have to remove to get access to it.


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  1. Disconnect the negative battery cable.
  2. Raise and support the vehicle safely.
  3. Drain and recycle the engine oil.
  4. Remove the oil filter.
  5. Remove the dual converter Y-pipe assembly.
  6. Remove the starter motor.
  7. Remove the engine rear plate/converter housing cover.
  8. Remove the retaining bolts and remove the oil pan. To install:
  9. Clean the gasket mating surfaces thoroughly.
  10. Trial fit oil pan to cylinder block. Ensure that enough clearance has been provided to allow the oil pan to be installed without sealant being scraped off when pan is positioned under the engine.
  11. Apply a bead of silicone sealer to the oil pan flange. Also apply a bead of sealer to the front cover/cylinder block joint and fill the grooves on both sides of the rear main seal cap. NOTE: When using silicone rubber sealer, assembly must occur within 15 minutes after sealer application. After this time, the sealer may start to harden and its sealing effectiveness may be reduced.
  12. Install the oil pan and secure to the block with the attaching screws. Tighten the screws to 80-106 inch lbs. (9-12 Nm).
  13. Install a new oil filter.
  14. Install the engine rear plate/converter housing cover.
  15. Install the starter motor.
  16. Install the Y-pipe converter assembly.
  17. Lower the vehicle.
  18. Fill the engine with oil.
  19. Connect the negative battery cable.
  20. Start the engine and check for leaks. prev.gif next.gif

Oct 15, 2010 | 1996 Ford Windstar

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How do i remove the oil pan


REMOVAL & INSTALLATION - Oil Pan

CAUTION The EPA warns that prolonged contact with used engine oil may cause a number of skin disorders, including cancer! You should make every effort to minimize your exposure to used engine oil. Protective gloves should be worn when changing the oil. Wash your hands and any other exposed skin areas as soon as possible after exposure to used engine oil. Soap and water, or waterless hand cleaner should be used. (except 2.5 Premier engine)


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Fig. Fig. 1: Exploded view of the lubrication system for all 2.2L and 2.5L except Premier engines

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Fig. Fig. 7: Apply sealant to the ends of the new oil pan end seals at the junction of the cylinder block pan rail gasket-1988-95 2.2L and 2.5L except Premier engines

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Fig. 8: Clean the gasket mating surface of the oil pan of all old gasket material, dirt, grease or other grime-2.6L engine
  1. Apply the parking brake, block the rear wheels, then raise and safely support the front of the vehicle on jackstands.
  2. Drain the engine oil. This would also be a good time to change the oil filter.
  3. Remove the engine-to-transaxle struts, if so equipped. These struts prohibit access to the oil pan mounting bolts.
  4. Remove the torque converter or clutch inspection cover.
  5. Support the oil pan and remove the mounting bolts.
  6. Lower the pan and remove the old gasket, if so equipped.
To install:
  1. Clean all gasket surfaces thoroughly.
  2. For 2.6L engines, position a new gasket on the oil pan using a sealer to hold it in place.
1981-87 2.2 and 2.5 Liter engine uses a liquid form-in-place type gasket. Chrysler Part Number 4205918, or equivalent RTV gasket material must be used.
  1. For 1981-87 2.2 and 2.5L engines, install new end seals and apply the form-in-place gasket sealant. The RTV gasket material should be applied in a continuous bead approximately 1 / 8 in. (3mm) in diameter. All mounting holes must be circled. Uncured RTV may be removed with a rag. The oil pan should be tightened in place while the RTV is still wet to the touch (within 10 minutes). The usage of a locating dowel is recommended during assembly to prevent smearing of the material off location. Make sure to apply sealer where the end seals meet the block.
1988-95 2.2L and 2.5L engines utilize end seals and side gaskets, not liquid gasket as with 1981-87 models.
  1. On 1988-95 2.2L and 2.5L engines, install new end seals and side gaskets. Apply RTV sealant to the parting lines between the end and side seals on these engines. If necessary, use a little grease or RTV sealant to hold the side seals in place.
  2. Tighten the pan bolts in a crisscross fashion, starting from the center of the oil pan and working toward the ends, to the following torque values:
    2.6L engine-53-61 inch lbs. (5.9-6.8 Nm) 1981-87 2.2L and 2.5L engines-16 ft. lbs. (22 Nm) 1988-95 2.2L and 2.5L engines-M8 bolts, 16 ft. lbs. (22 Nm); M6 bolt, 105 inch lbs. (12 Nm)
  3. Allow the oil pan to sit for 15 minutes to ensure that the RTV sealant has completely set.
  4. Install the oil drain plug and a new oil filter, if equipped, then lower the vehicle.
  5. Refill the engine with oil
  6. Start the engine and check for oil leaks.

Hope helps (remember rated this).

Aug 12, 2010 | 1987 Chrysler LeBaron

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How do you remove the oil pan from a 1990 Dodge Caravan SE?


FIRST OF ALL REMOVE NEGATIVE BATTERY CABLE.REMOVE OIL DIP STICK.RAISE THE VAN SUPPORT IT USING JACKSTANDS.MAKE SURE YOU ARE ON HARD LEVEL GROUND.ALSO USE PROPS TO BACK WHEELS LIKE A LARGE PIECE SPLIT WOOD.THAT KEEP VAN FROM ROLLING BACKWARD WHEN YOU JACK IT UP.ALSO APPLY EMERGENCY BRAKES.NOW WITH VAN UP AND SECURE.DRAIN OUT ENGINE OIL.REMOVE ENGINE TO TRANSAXLE STRUTS IF EQUIPPED.REMOVE THE TORQUE CONVERTER OR CLUTCH INSPECTION COVER.REMOVE OIL PAN RETAINING SCREWS.AND REMOVE OIL PAN AND SIDE SEALS REMOVE ALL OLD GASKET FROM OIL PAN.CLEAN OIL PAN GASKET SURFACE AND CLEAN ENGINE SURFACE WHERE GASKET MEET.USE PAPER TOWELS AND ACETONE CLEANER IT WILL REMOVE OIL.YOU CAN USE BRAKES PARTS CLEANER ON OIL PAN.IT WILL REMOVE OIL QUICKLY.WHEN EVERYTHING IS CLEAN AND DRY.NOW APPLY SILICONE SEALER TO THE 4 ENDS SEAL TO BLOCK CORNERS AND INSTALL THE END SEALS MAKING SURE THE CORNERS ARE NOT TWISTED.THEN APPLY SILICONE TO THE 4 PAN TO BLOCK CORNERS.INSTALL A NEW PAN GASKET.INSTALL RETAINING SCREWS AND TORQUE THEM TO 17 FT LBS.WHEN YOU PUT EVERYTHING BACK IN PLACE DONT FORGET TO PUT OIL BACK IN ENGINE BEFORE CRANKING IT UP.WHEN CRANKING ENGINE UP GETTING IT RUNNING CHECK FOR OIL LEAKS.

Apr 18, 2010 | 1990 Dodge Caravan

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Oil pan leak


buy a tube of sealer called Right Stuff
1. Remove the flexible exhaust pipe
2. Disconnect the downstream catalyst monitor sendor (OXYGEN SENSOR)
3. Drain engine oil
4. Remove the 15 bolts and the oil pan
5. Clean pan & surface area.
6. Apply sealer 10mm (0.40 inch) diameter of sealer
7. Position oil pan and hand-tighten the oil pan bolts
8. Start with front of oil pan tighten each bolts going around oil pan till all are tighten up.
9. Install exhaust flexible exhaust pipe
10. Connect OXYGEN SENSOR connector
11. Lower the vehicle.
12. Fill oil 5w20 (Spec)

Feb 10, 2010 | 2001 Ford Escape

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Need to change oil pan


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Cavalier, Sunfire 2001-2005

Oil Pan - Removal & Installation

2.2L (VIN 4) Engine
  1. Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the precautions section.
  2. Drain the engine oil.
  3. Remove or disconnect the following:
    Negative battery cable Right front wheel Right inner fender splash shield Starter motor and bracket Engine mount strut bracket Oil pan
To install:


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Fig. Exploded view of the oil pan mounting and related components-2.2L (VIN 4) engine
  1. Place a 2mm bead of RTV sealer to the oil pan sealing surface except at the rear seal mounting surface. Using a new oil pan rear seal, apply a thin coat of RTV sealer on the end down to the ears.
  2. Install or connect the following:
    Oil pan with a new gasket. Torque the nuts and bolts to 89 inch lbs. (10 Nm). Engine mount strut bracket. Torque the bolts to 49 ft. lbs. (66 Nm). Starter motor and bracket. Torque the bolts to 37 ft. lbs. (50 Nm). Right fender splash shield Right front wheel. Torque the nuts to 100 ft. lbs. (140 Nm). Negative battery cable
  3. Refill the crankcase.
  4. Start the vehicle and verify no leaks.
2.2L (VIN F) Engine
  1. Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the precautions section.
  2. Drain the engine oil.
  3. Remove or disconnect the following:
    Engine mount strut bracket Drive belt Lower then upper AC compressor bolts Oil pan bolts Oil pan

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    Fig. Remove/Install the oil pan bolts in this sequence-2.2L (VIN F) engine
To install:
  1. Apply a 2 mm bead of RTV sealant around the perimeter of the oil pan and the oil suction port opening. Do not over apply the RTV. More than a 2 mm bead is not required.
  2. Install or connect the following:
    Oil pan and tighten the bolts to 18 ft. lbs. (25 Nm) AC compressor bolts Engine mount bracket Drive belt
  3. Refill the crankcase.
  4. Start the vehicle and verify no leaks.

2.4L Engine

  1. Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the precautions section.
  2. Drain the engine oil.
  3. Drain the cooling system.
  4. Remove or disconnect the following:
    Negative battery cable Flywheel/converter cover Right wheel Right wheel well splash shield Accessory drive belt Air conditioning compressor lower bolts Transmission-to-engine brace Engine mount strut bracket Radiator outlet pipe bolts Radiator outlet pipe from the oil pan Oil pan to the flywheel cover bolt and nut Flywheel cover stud for clearance Radiator outlet pipe from the lower radiator hose and oil pan Oil level sensor connector Oil pan
To install:
  1. Inspect the oil pan gasket; it is reusable if not damaged.
  2. Install or connect the following:
    Oil pan with the gasket. Torque the M8 bolts to 18 ft. lbs. (24 Nm) and the M6 bolts to 106 inch lbs. (12 Nm).

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    Fig. Oil pan fastener torque specifications-2.4L engine
    Oil pan to the transmission nut Oil level sensor connector Radiator outlet pipe to the lower radiator hose and oil pan Exhaust manifold brace Radiator outlet pipe. Torque the bolts to 124 inch lbs. (14 Nm). Engine mount strut bracket. Torque the bolts to 55 ft. lbs. (75 Nm). Transmission to the engine brace Air conditioning compressor lower bolts. Torque the bolts to 37 ft. lbs. (50 Nm). Accessory drive belt Right splash shield Right front wheel Flywheel/converter cover Negative battery cable
  3. Refill the crankcase.
  4. Refill the cooling system.
  5. Start the vehicle and verify no leaks.

Hope helped (remember rated this help). Good luck.

Oct 22, 2009 | 2001 Chevrolet Cavalier

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I have a leak from the oil pan ...of my 1992 mercury topaz and im needing to know what all i will need to do to repair it


You didn't list your engine size so please pick the approriate task:

2.0L Engine
  1. Disconnect the negative battery cable.
  2. Raise the vehicle and support safely with jackstands.
  3. Drain the crankcase of oil.
  4. Remove the attaching bolts securing the oil pan to the engine.
  5. Clean the oil and gasket mating surface completely, and allow to dry.
To install:
  1. Apply a 1/8 in. (3.18mm) bead of silicone sealer D6AZ-19562-B or equivalent between the oil pan and engine crankcase.
  2. Install the oil pan using the attaching bolts. Torque bolt to 5-7 ft. lbs. (7-10 Nm).
  3. Lower vehicle, and fill crankcase with correct amount of engine oil.
  4. Start engine and check for leaks.

2.3L Engine
  1. Disconnect the negative battery cable.
  2. Raise the vehicle and support safely with jackstands.
  3. Drain the crankcase of oil, and drain the cooling system by removing the lower radiator hose.
When draining coolant, keep in mind that cats and dogs are attracted to ethylene glycol antifreeze, and could drink any that is left in an uncovered container or in puddles on the ground. This will prove fatal in sufficient quantity. Always drain the coolant into a sealable container. Coolant should be reused unless it is contaminated or several years old.
  1. Remove the roll restrictor if equipped with a manual transaxle.
  2. Disconnect the starter cable.
  3. Remove the starter from the vehicle
  4. Unfasten the bolts securing the rear oil pan to the transaxle case.
  5. If equipped with a manual transaxle, remove the secondary air injection tube at the check valve.
  6. Remove the heater supply tube located at the lower water pump inlet tube assembly.
  7. Loosen the bolts and remove the brackets at the block and water pump inlet tube and A/C compressor line at the pan.
  8. Using a prybar between the engine and body of car, flex engine enough the remove oil pan.
  9. Clean the oil and gasket mating surface completely, and allow to dry.
  10. Clean both mating surfaces of oil pan and cylinder block making certain all traces of RTV sealant are removed. Ensure that the block rails, front cover and rear cover retainer are also clean.
  11. Remove and clean oil pump pick-up tube and screen assembly. After cleaning, install tube and screen assembly.
To install:
  1. Apply a bead of RTV E8AZ-19562-A sealer or equivalent, in the oil pan groove. Completely fill oil pan groove with sealer. Sealer bead should be 0.200 in. (5mm) wide and 0.080-0.150 in. (2.0-3.8mm) high (above oil pan surface) in all areas except the half-rounds. The half-rounds should have a bead 0.200 in. (5mm) wide and 0.150-0.200 in. (3.8-5.1mm) high, above the oil pan surface.
Applying RTV in excess of the specified amount will not improve the sealing of the oil pan, and could cause the oil pickup screen to become clogged with sealer. Use ad equate ventilation when applying sealer.
  1. Install oil pan to cylinder block within 5 minutes to prevent skinning over. RTV needs to cure completely before coming in contact with any engine oil. Ideally, about 1 hour at ambient temperature between 65-75°F (18-24°C) is recommended as a drying time.
  2. Install oil pan bolts lightly until the 2 oil pan-to-transmission bolts can be installed.
  3. Install 2 oil pan-to-transaxle bolts. Tighten to 30-39 ft. lbs. (40-54 Nm) to align oil pan with transaxle. Loosen bolts 1/2 turn.
  4. Tighten all oil pan flange bolts to 15-22 ft. lbs. (20-30 Nm).
  5. Tighten 2 oil pan-to-transmission bolts to 30-39 ft. lbs. (40-54 Nm).
  6. Install brackets for A/C compressor line and water pump inlet tube.
  7. If equipped with a manual transaxle, fasten the air injection tube.
  8. Install the starter and cable.
  9. Lower vehicle.
  10. Install engine oil and coolant.
  11. Connect the negative battery cable.
  12. Start engine and check for coolant and oil leaks.

Oct 12, 2009 | 1992 Mercury Topaz

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