New pan gasket. Install dry or with gasket compound?

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chances are you do need to put rtv around the whole gasket, or at least a few dabs in certain areas. it varies so i cant tell you where.
 
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On my Jeep I used a very thin bead of RTV all the way around the pan. I then applied and OEM rubber gasket and allowed it to dry a good bit. I then applied a thin bead all the way around the top of the rubber gasket, allowed it to sit for about 10min, and then installed the pan.
 
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If it's a cork gasket, you can coat both sides with a layer of Permatex 2B gasket sealant (dark brown stuff). I would coat the two neoprene end seals with silicone grease Dow Corning 111.
 
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On my GM 3.0 V6, the service manual said the rubber pan gasket gets NO sealant of any kind. I think a thin layer of Permatex on cork is a good idea and it also helps keep it in place while you install the pan.
 
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