I've got the new gasket in hand, and new (old) old pan, and I wondering what I do next? I have never done this before. I scraped the old gasket off the block with a razor blade, then buffed it out with a scotch bright pad and some gas. Is there a special next step, paste, sealer, heat? or do I just line it up and tighten evening?
Oil Pan Gasket Install On A 318 With An Onan P218
Posted October 29, 2014 - 01:24 PM
Posted October 29, 2014 - 01:42 PM
I would put a even coat of permatex on the pan and block just to make sure it will seal completely, then tighten randomly and torque to spec. JM2CW.
- JDBrian said thank you
Posted October 29, 2014 - 02:46 PM
Just make sure all is clean and line up the gasket and tighten no need for any thing else.
- hamman and superaben have said thanks
Posted October 29, 2014 - 03:44 PM
Providing the 2 surfaces are in good shape you shouldn't need to do anything other than install the gasket. For added insurance you could use the Permatex as said above. When I do it I put a thin layer on one side of the gasket, fit that to one side of the assembly then coat the other side and put it together. I am paranoid about any extra adhesive getting somewhere it shouldn't be.
- hamman said thank you
Posted October 29, 2014 - 04:35 PM
Next question: There are 2 items I removed which I'm curious if they require any special "clocking" or positioning when I reinstall.
- 1 The Drive Shaft- I removed it from both ends, seems it just slips over the trans spindle.
- 2 The Starter - the little gear in there floats around when I had it out. I cleaned it carefully, didn't submerge it and used mostly air to remove the crud.
The dipstick tube seal seems primitive, a firm rubber sleeve, is that really it?
Lastly, what's with the little "ears" on the oil pan behind the threaded hole for the engine mount? Since my motor was down to one bolt holding it in place (a front nut and bolt) before I started I never really saw the rear hardware? What's the configuration back there?
Posted October 29, 2014 - 08:22 PM
Driveshaft just bolts on no certain way. The starter same thing just make sure it works before putting it back on so you will not need to do this again. The dipstick seal is just a grommet as you see and the tabs on the pan are where the flywheel shroud bolts go to hold the shroud on.
- Alc said thank you
Posted October 30, 2014 - 06:43 AM
I have been using permatex "Right Stuff" A shop owner recommended it as they use it frequently instead of using gaskets as well to set gaskets . I used it to seal up a stubborn intake manifold gasket.
Edited by Jazz, October 30, 2014 - 06:44 AM.
Posted October 30, 2014 - 06:53 AM