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Old 02-02-2011, 11:16 AM
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I use weatherstrip cement sparingly to stick the gasket to the pan first, then after the cement sets up, I install it w/o any additional sealer. Same thing w/traditional 4-piece oil pan gaskets (except the corners), valve cover gaskets, water pump gaskets, timing cover gaskets- just about any paper or cork or cork/rubber composite gasket, for that matter.
X3!!! I have done it this way for over 15 years, and never had an issue. My only advice to add is ALWAYS glue the gasket to the piece that comes off the engine/transmiaaion! Once it is stck on with weatherstrip adhesive, it can be a bear to remove, so having total open access to the gasket surface is preferable! On a paper gasket, on anything except a transmission, I like to use Permatex Aviation Sealant on the exposed side of the gasket , helps keep future leaks due to shrinkage to a minimum.

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I install the transmission pan gaskets dry,no RTV.Nothing but leaks after this has been done.The black rubber gaskets out of the filter kits are junk,proven leaks with these gaskets and I throw these in the gargage can right away.RTV use on an automtic is sparingly.I have torn apart one this way,some a hole used RTV on the pump gasket and on the pan gaskets.The particles got in the valve body.
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