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(SBC) oil pan/ silicone

You know how you buy "new" intake gaskets and throw away the ends and use silicone instead?


Well, I was thinking, what if you just used silicone on the oil pan instead of the 4 peice gasket or the one peice.

would it seal, would it work?

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Not too long ago I got a motor from a guy that slung a couple or rods in it. This was a very low mile motor and when I tore it down I found the problem and it was silicone.Now how can silicone cause a motor to self destruct ? He did what you have in mind and a big chunk came loose and stopped up the oil pick up. I never use that stuff on anything except on bath tubs.
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You know how you buy "new" intake gaskets and throw away the ends and use silicone instead?


Well, I was thinking, what if you just used silicone on the oil pan instead of the 4 peice gasket or the one peice.

would it seal, would it work?
I wouldn't do it. JMO


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I use the gaskets, but put a THIN covering of silicone of them. Just enough to very lightly cover the gasket, just for good luck!

Ive used just silicone on them before, about a 1/8" bead all the way around, let it almost set all the way up, put the pan on and just snug the bolts. when its set up all the way torque to spec! Never had one leak.

Works, you just cant get stupid with the silicone.
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Works, you just cant get stupid with the silicone.
This is very true.


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dont get the 4 piece gasket, the end pieces slip out and cause a leak (usually on the trans side) from my experience...get the 1 piece rubber gasket and rub enough silicone on both sides to make it sticky but not a full bead and then put it on. Make sure the silicone you use is either the orange or black one and the package should say gasket maker on it. I prefer the black FYI. Done it that way dozens of times on customers cars and never had a problem.
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