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ratrace2
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Mar 26, 2010, 5:20 AM

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Oil Pan Gasket: R&I Sign In

I need to replace my leaky oil pan gasket without removing the motor???

1998 (2Wd) Chevy S-10 pickup truck (LS), 2.2L (LN2), automatic (M30).

Anybody got a trick up their sleeve????


nickwarner
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Mar 27, 2010, 3:49 PM

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Re: Oil Pan Gasket: R&I Sign In

unbolt the motor and if needed, trans mounts. Use a jack and block of wood to raise engine , taking care not to get too crazy with how high you take it. Don't want to do any damage to other things. Should give you the room to get that pan off


ratrace2
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Mar 27, 2010, 4:06 PM

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That's what I was thinking. BUT.....if I can't get it out and the gasket gets torn I'm going to be *&@#$&*^@#$&^#@


Sidom
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Mar 27, 2010, 7:18 PM

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Re: Oil Pan Gasket: R&I Sign In

On that one the engine has to come out.

If you've already dropped the pan and are "into it" what you can do would be to remove the old gasket and clean the areas the best you can, then carefully snake the new gasket around the oil pick up and fit into place and try to get some grey silicone on the corners. The lip in the pan will hold the gasket..... This really isn't the best way to do it just for the fact you aren't removing the pan and can't do a good job cleaning and inspecting but will get you out of a pinch.....

You also want to inspect the back corners of the intake manifold, those are real common for leaking........






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nickwarner
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Mar 27, 2010, 7:21 PM

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Re: Oil Pan Gasket: R&I Sign In

well if you're pulling the pan because of a leak, it really shouldn't be a problem if the gasket that you are throwing out gets torn up. Don't worry, you will be able to get it out fully. Just watch as you jack the motor up that nothing under the hood is getting damaged and this shouldn't be too bad of a job.


ratrace2
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Mar 28, 2010, 5:38 AM

Post #6 of 10 (7533 views)
Re: Oil Pan Gasket: R&I Sign In

Grey Silicon???

I got some RTV from the zone and thought I would dope up the corners of the back.

I'm not sure if RTV is the best for that, now that I think about it.......got a better idea....

Brand, specification of a sealer???? where to buy etc......?


Also, I got a new Valve cover gasket. It's leaking oil too......I just hate oil puddles and leaky engines.


re-tired
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Mar 28, 2010, 6:47 AM

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Permatex ultra copper gasket maker is a brand i've ha good results with . Stay away from cheap blue stuff. One thing that some people dont think about is that it must be "sensor safe" . The vapors given off the cheap stuff can affect some computer sensors.


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Tom Greenleaf
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Mar 28, 2010, 6:51 AM

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Not sure the color matters. I use Permatex "Gasket Maker + Sealer" tube happens to be black but product is grey inside. It's not the same RTV "Adhesive Sealant" so you have to read what you are getting. The name RTV seems to get used for all of them - they are for different purposes. Looks like this....



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(This post was edited by Tom Greenleaf on Mar 28, 2010, 6:52 AM)


Sidom
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Mar 28, 2010, 8:38 AM

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Re: Oil Pan Gasket: R&I Sign In

That's exactly the stuff I was thinking about Tom.

Like RT said stay away from the cheap stuff. I've had the best luck with that grey and stick with and now I don't have to try find a pic of it to post....

Thx Tom






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ratrace2
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Mar 29, 2010, 7:06 AM

Post #10 of 10 (7511 views)
Re: Oil Pan Gasket: R&I Sign In


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Not sure the color matters. I use Permatex "Gasket Maker + Sealer" tube happens to be black but product is grey inside. It's not the same RTV "Adhesive Sealant" so you have to read what you are getting. The name RTV seems to get used for all of them - they are for different purposes. Looks like this....



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Got it.........Ultra grey, Sensor safe....Permatex...
Thanks a bunch guys.............






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