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Old 10 May 2012, 05:36 am
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I'm about to change the oil pan gasket (2001 PT)... the old factory gasket didn't use any RTV to seal it.

It was probably easier in a Factory setting to get a good seal without RTV when the engine was out of the car... but laying on the ground under the car trying to reattach the pan is a little tougher.

If you have done this job... did you leave the pan/gasket "dry" or RTV the whole thing or just "tack" the corners?

Any Dealer Mechanics out there? What is your SOP?

Appreciate any help.

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Old 31 May 2012, 07:59 pm
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Default Re: Oil Pan Gasket Question

Dont mean to hijack, but I'm tackling this one this weekend. Is the gasket an actual rubberized gasket, or would gorilla glue do the trick (I have completely rebuilt a vw engine using nothing but gorilla.glue and several carbs). Has anyone tries this?
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Old 31 May 2012, 08:58 pm
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Default Re: Oil Pan Gasket Question

i use indian head shelack kind of the same thing let it get tacky and it will hold really good
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Old 01 Jun 2012, 01:12 am
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Gosh-

I assume this is a rubberized steel core gasket-
Shouldn't need anything

But DO check FSM
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Old 01 Jun 2012, 08:17 am
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Default Re: Oil Pan Gasket Question

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I'm about to change the oil pan gasket (2001 PT)... the old factory gasket didn't use any RTV to seal it.

It was probably easier in a Factory setting to get a good seal without RTV when the engine was out of the car... but laying on the ground under the car trying to reattach the pan is a little tougher.

If you have done this job... did you leave the pan/gasket "dry" or RTV the whole thing or just "tack" the corners?

Any Dealer Mechanics out there? What is your SOP?

Appreciate any help.
Never use rtv with a gasket. The Indian head works good.
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