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oil pan sealing problem

Discussion in 'General Tech and Maintenance' started by JoshuaH, Jun 21, 2008.

  1. JoshuaH

    JoshuaH New Member

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    Oct 24, 2007
    Amarillo, Tx
    Hey guys i need a little help i was working on my ls vtec i looked under the car and the oil pan was loose so i put a new gasket and some permatex sealer but im having some leakage on each end of the oil pan especially the part of the oil pan where the under drive pulley is. Maybe i need to put sealant on each side of the gasket. Any pointer are appericiated i tired of my driveway looking like a oil refinery.
  2. phyregod

    phyregod !!YTINASNI

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    Jun 11, 2005
    Central Texas
    Torque is a key factor here. You must be very diligent to get proper torque on every single nut and bolt. Too tight will warp the gasket and cause a leak. Most gaskets call for just a dab of sealant in the tight corners of the pan near the pulley.

    Get a torque wrench and some light duty thread locker, and a new gasket and follow the directions / torque spec exactly. The directions don't call for thread locker, but it'll ease your mind when you realize how lightly those bolts are actually in there.
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