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Old 15 Jun 2018, 10:15 am
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I let mine drain overnight, used the gasket with black rtv on the pan side only and never had a leak. Of course, I don't know if you have the luxury of letting it drain overnight and putting the pan and filter back on in the morning or not. If you can do that, there's very little fluid you'll have to clean off the pan mating surface.
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It's important to tighten the bolts gradually in several stages similar to how you tighten the valve cover bolts. This allows the gasket to seat evenly.
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I think it was somewhere around 96 in-lbs (about 8 ft-lbs) .
165 in-lbs by the manual. I guess it would be the same if using a gasket instead of sealant?
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I used the same specs as in the service manual. The bolts are not big and the aluminum reservoir frame is not meant to handle huge torques.
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Check repair manual for torque specs, do NOT over torque.
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Just keep in mind.......The service manual torque specifications are for sealer only not a gasket.
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I said to hell with over thinking it. Stopped by the dealer and grabbed a tube Mopar RTV for 7 bucks and decided to do it by the book. If it leaks, Ill drop the pan again and give the gasket a shot. The book says slap the sealant on and install. No wait time to skin? Also mentions nothing about a wait time to cure before adding atf or putting car back into service. Must be good stuff, both the ultra black and gray say 1 hour to set before torque and 24 cure time before using fluid.
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All Data and a couple other National AutoShop service support programs agree with you as well! Also most all Transmission specialty service shop.
Anaerobic Sealant is a flexible, gasketing sealer designed to cure in the absence of air.
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