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Old 07-14-2010, 06:14 AM
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1pc. oil pan gasket leak

I'm using the Milodon 1 pc. oil pan gasket on my SBC with a Milodon pan. It leaks at both front and rear seal areas. Can I use RTV on those rubber seals? I was planning on dropping the pan, cleaning it up, putting a bead of RTV in them and then bolting the pan back on. Will this work?

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yes u can use RTV. get the rtv for hi temp. it's the blue or red color. use it all the time.. just don't gob it on, u don't need to be in the oil pump screen.. i put rtv on the seal on eng side and push it on, then apply some to the pan area and install the pan... keeps the rubber seal from moving.
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Are you telling us that your planning to re-use the same gasket?
Either way, let that sucker set up for a couple of days to get a good seal and look into your breathing system as excessive crank case pressure might be some of the problem such as bad PCV valve, or plugged up breather cap on the valve covers.

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[QUOTE=sqzbox]Are you telling us that your planning to re-use the same gasket?


Yes, it's the reusable rubber type 1 pc gasket. It's only been on the engine a couple weeks. If it were old, I would replace it, but it's brand new.
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Yes the RTV will work just fine...if used properly. I have the Felpro blue rubber re-usable pan gasket, suppose to put on dry, which I did but it still leaked just a little at both ends. When I pulled the engine to do some chassis work I flipped it over, pulled the pan, cleaned all the surfaces and gasket with thinner. Used the red RTV sparingly on the corners and loop and buttoned it back up....no more leak after it was fired again.
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The OEM uses a type of sealant that is available over the counter as "Right Stuff", IIRC.

The gasket shouldn't require any sealant on the seals, just in the corners where the stamping may be a bit off. If the gasket was used w/a different pan than what you are NOW using, the seals may have taken a different 'set' that will allow the new pan to leak.

Also, if the gasket was ever overtightened, it could have been squeezed out of shape enough to cause problems.
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The gasket has never been used, looks like 327NUT ran into the same thing I got going. I'm gonna drop the pan and put a bit of RTV on there and seal it up.. There's nothing worse than a brand new engine with a leak....
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Yep it is a pisser to have all the nice stuff looking good and then find a leak. The Felpro gasket I'm using has steel non-crush inserts in all the bolt holes, really can't over tighten it. Just one of those things when hot rodding, always something...like the man said..."you gotta adapt and overcome"
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Yep it is a pisser to have all the nice stuff looking good and then find a leak. The Felpro gasket I'm using has steel non-crush inserts in all the bolt holes, really can't over tighten it. Just one of those things when hot rodding, always something...like the man said..."you gotta adapt and overcome"
The Milodon has the same non-crush inserts..
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