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Old 11-08-2009, 09:27 PM   #1
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Oil pan gasket help.

Hey guys,
'90 Wrangler 4.2L oil pan gasket is tough to get in. 2nd. time around trying to keep it on the pan when lifting into place is a B*&^H. Last time it pinched at the pack and did not seat in the grove up in the engine. Didn't know till oil was leaking out after refill. Anyone got a trick up their sleeve to make this easier.
Thanks in advance.

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Old 11-08-2009, 09:54 PM   #2
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3m adhesive.spray your gasket good stick it on the pan and have a beer.clothes pins will hold it in place if its distorted.Good luck!

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Old 11-09-2009, 01:16 AM   #3
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tie the gasket to the pan with dental floss through the bolt holes
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Old 11-09-2009, 01:41 PM   #4
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Ive always put a thin coat of rvt on pan and placed gasket on, never been a problem!
92 wrangler yj 4 in lift, sye, posi lock, 35x12.50x15 on outlaw rims. much more to do!!
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Old 11-09-2009, 08:09 PM   #5
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Thanks to all and all good advice. It's a rubber (blue) with two raised beads all the way around even at the back where it rounds into the engine below the main seal which is where it slipped (moved) out and a leak appeared. Will also replace the main seal when doing the pan. Thanks again guys I knew by going to "fabricators" I would find some good answers.
ps....I guess you can tell I am not a mechanic just trying to help my youngest son with a Jeep I bought for him as a surprise when he comes for Christmas.
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