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Old 06-19-2003, 09:36 PM   #1
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I recently replaced my oil pan and valve cover gaskets because of my oil leakage problem. It was getting kinda dark when I finished, and I didn't notice the oil pan gasket kinda squished out because I over tightened the oil pan bolts. It seems to be there in one piece still, and I did put Perma-Tex on the gasket. Anyone think that could be the reason I am still losing oil? I do lose some around the oil filter adapter and the oil plug (some jackass before I changed my own oil put the plug in kinda sidways, now the hole is cross-threaded and the plug won't sit straight) but seemingly not enough to lose this much oil.
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Could be a problem especially if you cracked it. You should definatly get your plug fixed.
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It was Fel-Pro. The instrustions said to use some gasket sealant on it, so I did. I left the valve covers dry. I am fairly certain I over-tightend them a lot. Would it help or hurt if I just loosened them some?

Anything I need....got an oil pan and a new gasket? Or how about enough $$ for labor at the shop to do it right?
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rubber...the original was also silicone-rubber. It was just a pain in the ***.
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Mine was visibly leaking, and doesn't seem to be anymore. Were the instructions wrong about the permatex?
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Oh yeah, the original DID NOT have any gasket compound on it.
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