Oil Pan Replaced - Learning Lesson (Lots of Pics)

mcwilly

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Originally Posted by JustinH
Nice job with the oil pan, was it as easy as a transmission pan on that vehicle? Those bolts I would torque however!
Yeah super easy, transmission had the actual rubber/cork gasket. Whereas the oil pan I had to bead on the silicone gasket. First time doing that, letting it cure for the 24-hours then will fill it back up. Fingers crossed no leaks.
 
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Two tips: 1) get a tap and die set. Repair threads instead of chucking whole assemblies. 2) on pans, VCGs, etc., try to do this: a) tighten to spec, let sit overnight. B) Retighten. You will be surprised how often the material takes a set and loosens the fit. c) run to operating temp, let fully cool, repeat again. This will result in a very long lived seal.
 
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