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Old 01-12-2013, 10:56 AM   #1
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Oil Pan Leak !

Hey guys,

I have a persisting oil leak. I keep changing my oil pan gasket and it keeps leaking in this spot. What to do different ?
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Old 01-31-2013, 10:20 AM   #2
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oil pan leak

for starters get oem gasket-felpro one doesnt work well at rear-too big. had same probelm

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Old 01-31-2013, 11:59 AM   #3
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Does the gasket keep splitting like that one? I made sure to use some Orange RTV around that very spot when I was putting mine on, narry a leak.

Also the oil pans in our engines are stamped sheet metal, and not even super high quality at that. Around those heavy curves sometimes very small cracks can develop there. Look at it closely with a bright light, and maybe a magnifying glass if you have one, you may see a hairline crack. I had a few that I sealed up with some JB Weld, just make sure you sand it smooth after it hardens along the sealing surface.
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Old 01-31-2013, 01:16 PM   #4
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Cut the new gasket aqt the curve with a razor and use RTV in there. After oil pan is installed you will see a large area around the curve at the pan where the metal of the pan is angled down. Fill the whole thing with RTV and smooth over with a wet finger. Works great lasts a long time.
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Old 01-31-2013, 08:22 PM   #5
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Agreed, RTV is king in this situation.
I like Permatex No.2 for very oily area like this. It tends to be more forgiving if you know the area is going to be wet/problematic.
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