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SBC single piece oil pan gasket installation

I'm in a situation where I am replacing the oil pan on a 260 Hp Mercruiser (SBC). Basically, the engine will be raised out of the hold to above the deck and the oil pan will be changed at that point.

I am planning on using a single piece rubber oil pan gasket (to make the job easier than fussing with the traditional 4 piece gasket), but have a question.

With cork, I usually tighten everything up, and then re-tighten 24 hours later as the cork compresses. Also, the pan bolts usually pick up a bit of gasket sealer as they screw in, so they won't work loose.

I am assuming the 1-piece gasket goes on dry, and once compressed a bit, no further re-tightening will be required.

So...should I put it on dry and once on, remove a bolt, add a drop of blue loctite, and then re-install the bolt. Then move to the next one, and so on, until they are all loctited?

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Quality one piece pan gaskets have grommets molded into the gasket to prevent over torquing the gasket. No loctite is required.
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Ahhh... I didn't know that. I can sort of picture it though as I've had Holley to Intake gaskets like that.

Guess I'll research it a bit more. So far I've found these three, but will have to re-check and see if any of them have the "grommets".

Mallory 9-61507

Fel-Pro 17983

Sierra 18-1235

Thank-you for the reply.
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I have a one piece on my motor and have reused it 3 times. When I install it, I put a bead of The Right Stuff around the rear main cap and timing cover. In the area where the seal rests. I also put some in the corners between the main cap and bock, and the timing cover and the block. On my engine, I have 2 pan bolts that I have to seal with The Right Stuff. Who knows why? They just weep a little oil...I believe my pan gasket is a Felpro, and it does have bushings in each of the bolt holes to prevent over torquing.

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Thank-you. Looks like at least the Fel-Pro gasket has "inserts" from the description (see below).

By the way, I used "The Right Stuff" for the first time a short while back. Used it to bolt up an oil pan to my FE. Needed two gaskets as I was using a windage tray. The stuff hardened up very fast and I was worried it might leak, but it's held extremely well. No leaks.

Not sure if I cna use it for this boat gasket or not, as it will take some time to get it done as even raised up, it will be a bit of a pain to work on.

From Fel-Pro:

Fel-Pro PermaDryPlus oil pan gaskets leverage advanced technologies designed to seal problem leaks in a variety of current and older engine applications and are designed for ease of application.

Fel-Pro PermaDryPlus oil pan gaskets feature one-piece construction and include oil pan SnapUps™ where needed.

A rigid composite or aluminized steel carrier ensures a quick fit and easy installation, while the edge-molded silicone rubber eliminates many common leak paths. These gaskets also incorporate built-in compression limiters to prevent overtorquing. This design also provides superior resistance to blowouts.
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