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Sealant on oil pan gasket?

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by Stoopalini, Sep 5, 2001.

  1. Stoopalini

    Stoopalini 1/2 ton status

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    I just finished replacing the rear main seal, and am ready to reinstall the oil pan. The old gasket had sealant on it (silicone) and I'm wondering if you guys recommend putting some on the new seal?

    Thanks for speedy replies, I'm tired and would like to go to bed [​IMG]

    Thomas.

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  2. newyorkin

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    If you're using the rubber one piece gasket with the metal framing bonded into it, don't use an additional sealer. This gasket is pretty amazing about not leaking. I'm using one, and have zero leakage.

    I usually rub a little grease around the gasket face if I'm not adding sealer to them. It makes them a little less likely to tear when tightening.

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  3. Stoopalini

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    The gasket I'm using is a 4 piece. 2 long strips of cork, and 2 u-shaped rubber pieces for the ends.

    Do these require sealant?

    Thanks,

    Thomas.

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  4. Pugsley

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    I usually put a little Gasgacinch or Copper-Kote on them - it's my luck that if I don't, the damned thing will start leaking like there's no tomorrow.

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  5. AussieK5

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    I use Loctite Aviation Gasket Sealent No 3 (non-hardening) on cork and paper....works goood.
     

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