Hot Rod Forum : Hotrodders Bulletin Board - View Single Post - Getting ready for new oil pan gasket....
View Single Post
  #12 (permalink)  
Old 01-26-2013, 08:15 AM
ap72 ap72 is online now
How fast is fast enough?
 
Last photo:
Join Date: Jun 2005
Location: St. Louis, MO
Age: 29
Posts: 9,216
Wiki Edits: 0

Thanks: 17
Thanked 339 Times in 319 Posts
I don't know what pans you guys are using on what engines but I have never had a leak with plain oil resistant RTV smeared on each side of the gasket.

I've never scuffed the pan, I just make sure the block and pan are clean. And DON'T crank the hell out of the bolts. just get them snug.

I really don't understand how you guys are having trouble with something that I really give little attention to and have never had a problem on any engine I've done, 4, 6, 8, single cylinder, cast or stamped pans, etc. never a problem with just a clean surface and oil resistant RTV.

To be honest I've even done a few with no gasket and JUST rtv and had no problems, but I would recommend using a gasket if you have one, especially on a sbc where there's a considerable gap on the front and rear.
Reply With Quote