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Old May 18th, 2006, 09:12 PM
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Dropping my oil pan...

My oil pan is leaking and I was wondering if I should use a LR gasket or use the "Right stuff" to make the seal? Also, while the pan is down, what other if any maintenance should i perform.. oil pickup??? Thanks.
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Old May 18th, 2006, 09:20 PM
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Skip the gasket. The factory stopped using gaskets quite some time ago as they tend to leak.
Use a quality RTV (black or grey).
Drop the pan, let everything drip dry for as long as possible. The clean the pan and the block edge and use a thin coat of RTV on the pan as well as thin coat on the block itself (smear it arund, not a bead out of the tube) and then join them... no more leaks.
Other than taking a look and making sure the pick up screen is clean there is little maint. to do in there.
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It's about an easy job as you'll find, right stuff works very well. If you have access to a parts washer, it'll make cleaning the pan up that much easier, if not carb cleaner works just as well.
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My oil pan is leaking and I was wondering if I should use a LR gasket or use the "Right stuff" to make the seal? Also, while the pan is down, what other if any maintenance should i perform.. oil pickup??? Thanks.
I dig your avatar. Very nice!

Right stuff works great.
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right stuff is the shit. The excess that invairiably gets squeezed out will not wind up falling off and getting sucked up into the oil pick up as will happen with any silicone based product. I've seen many oil pickups full of little silicone boogers.
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Ever try taking the oil pan off again after you have sealed it with that product?
It ain't fun.
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Old May 19th, 2006, 12:01 PM
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sounds great thanks evryone. as for that avatar.. the next few moments were not so sweet. every crawled out of a land rover on it's side?? one more thing about the oil pan, are the bolts different lengths like the water pump and need to be in specific places, or can i just throw em in a bucket?
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