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Old April 30th, 2013, 02:25 PM
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Why in blazes is my oil pan...

...glued on!? - '97 SW

Fought with the blasted thing on Sunday and thought I'd better quit before I break something.

I think I've decided that judicious use of a utility knife will let me break the bond and slip it off.

Any other ideas that won't lead me to the emergency room?

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Old April 30th, 2013, 02:36 PM
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A ton of us use Right Stuff to seal the oil pan-- I bet that is what they used. I just start at one corner and pry up-- once it starts, it usually comes off fine.
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Old April 30th, 2013, 03:01 PM
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When breaking seals on oil pans, I use an old flat griddle scraper and a hammer to get it started. Like previously mentioned, once you get it started, the pan will peal off pretty easy. A stout putty knife will work too.

Then comes the fun, cleaning off the old sealant.
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Old April 30th, 2013, 04:41 PM
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Hate you "right stuff" guys

Hell, it wasn't leaking...maybe I should use that on the re-installation

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Old April 30th, 2013, 04:48 PM
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Hate you "right stuff" guys

Hell, it wasn't leaking...maybe I should use that on the re-installation

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It would almost certainly have been leaking if it was the stock gasket.... That's why we use the 'right stuff'....
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Old April 30th, 2013, 04:57 PM
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If it is not leaking, why are you taking it off.....
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Old April 30th, 2013, 05:08 PM
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The factory gasket leaked and caused warranty issues, so the factory service bulletin recommended 'the right stuff'.

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Really! I would think they'd just make a better gasket! Strange...
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Old April 30th, 2013, 05:11 PM
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Really! I would think they'd just make a better gasket! Strange...
Why re-invent the wheel when the 'right stuff' stops it squeaking (or leaking in this case)?
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Old April 30th, 2013, 05:49 PM
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They tried for 60 years to make a gasket that actually seals and they couldn't so they turned to the goop...... It's good stuff



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Really! I would think they'd just make a better gasket! Strange...
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Old April 30th, 2013, 08:43 PM
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If it is not leaking, why are you taking it off.....
So I can get the timing cover off so I can replace the cam that was found to be bad aolng with the litters that look horrible after I pulled the heads to solve the coolant consumption.

No...no "shipfitter" issues here..none at all
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I ended up using a dead blow hammer to get the pan off my 300TDI when I was rebuilding it. It did not bend/mar the pan at all. I went at it from the side and eventually it popped off.
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