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Timing cover/oil pan 101, please help

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by PetaKane, Oct 25, 2002.

  1. PetaKane

    PetaKane 1/2 ton status

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    What do you do when installing your timing cover for a perfect seal? This will be my 3rd time in the last month. And hopefully the last time in my life. It's a 1piece oil pan gasket, and your typical aluminum timing cover. I need to know what to do step by step if anybody can help. I'll be cleaning the surfaces up for now. Thanks
     
  2. trouble1

    trouble1 1/2 ton status

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    I used RTV sealant with my gasket when I did mine...Seems to be fine. check the cover where the gasket goes to ensure its not bent...sorry, but thats all I got. Hope it helps... /forums/images/graemlins/k5.gif
     
  3. Muddytazz

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    What i had to do to get a perfect seal is install the timing cover first, then the oil pan. I use permatex that came in a half pint can (brush mounted to the inside of lid)brushed that stuff on, gets tacky somewhat quick and dries damn near like concrete.
     

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