pan gasket advice needed - GM Forum - Buick, Cadillac, Chev, Olds, GMC & Pontiac chat


General GM Chat When starting new posts, please specify YEAR, MAKE, MODEL, ENGINE type, and whatever modifications you have made. Chat about all things GM (and related cars). Off-topic stuff should be in the Lounge, and all Model specific mechanical problems should be posted in the proper forum.

Reply
 
 
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 09-30-2004, 03:44 PM   #1
Junior Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Mar 2003
Location: Purgatory
Posts: 0
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
vital49 is on a distinguished road
Default pan gasket advice needed

The oil pan on my 99 is really rusty. I'm nervous that it'* going to rust through so I bought a new one. I also bought a brand new GM oil pan gasket (formed gasket with baffles in it, has a 3" diameter hole for the pump pick up). The plastic gasket assembly also has rubber embedded in it to act like a gasket (I'm assuming??).

Now...should I still use RTV even though there'* rubber embedded in the plastic gasket assembly?

For whatever reason, I have a hell of a time making things seal up and I want to get this right without having to pull the pan back down and redoing it.

Thoughts?
vital49 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-30-2004, 03:52 PM   #2
Senior Member
True Car Nut
 
Join Date: Apr 2004
Location: Three Oaks, Michigan
Posts: 4,879
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
opensourceguy is on a distinguished road
Default

I used my old gasket [rubber] when I replaced my pan. It had crap on it, so I cleaned it up with some alcohol, and put on some non-hardening gasket maker. Not silicone!! That'll fix you right up. I don't have a single leak out of it. Saved me $25 too!


-justin
opensourceguy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-30-2004, 05:10 PM   #3
Junior Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Mar 2003
Location: Purgatory
Posts: 0
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
vital49 is on a distinguished road
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by opensourceguy
I used my old gasket [rubber] when I replaced my pan. It had crap on it, so I cleaned it up with some alcohol, and put on some non-hardening gasket maker. Not silicone!! That'll fix you right up. I don't have a single leak out of it. Saved me $25 too!


-justin
What was the non-hardening gasket maker that you used? RTV? If so, what color?

Gaskets can be a never ending battle for me!!
vital49 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-30-2004, 05:19 PM   #4
Junior Member
Posts like a Ricer Type-R
 
Join Date: Aug 2002
Posts: 10
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
willwren is on a distinguished road
Default

The OEM gasket should need no extra sealant. They're re-usable. Just don't use aftermarket cork gaskets.

Make sure you torque the pan to the proper values, in the proper sequence, and you'll be fine. Be careful with the oil level sensor.
willwren is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-30-2004, 05:27 PM   #5
Junior Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Mar 2003
Location: Purgatory
Posts: 0
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
vital49 is on a distinguished road
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by willwren
The OEM gasket should need no extra sealant. They're re-usable. Just don't use aftermarket cork gaskets.

Make sure you torque the pan to the proper values, in the proper sequence, and you'll be fine. Be careful with the oil level sensor.
Sounds like I should reuse the old one.. No problem..

About that level sensor...Does it just unscrew from the pan body? I have no intentions of breaking it, but just looking for any tips!
vital49 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-30-2004, 06:40 PM   #6
Senior Member
True Car Nut
 
Join Date: Apr 2004
Location: Three Oaks, Michigan
Posts: 4,879
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
opensourceguy is on a distinguished road
Default

Well, you heard it from "da man." You don't need any sealant, and you can reuse your gasket. I say drop on a little non-hardening gasket maker.. just in case. It is a white tube and it is called "non hardening gasket maker"


-justin
opensourceguy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-30-2004, 07:26 PM   #7
Junior Member
Posts like a Ricer Type-R
 
Join Date: Aug 2002
Posts: 10
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
willwren is on a distinguished road
Default

The sensor is just pinched between the pan and gasket. Or is it between the block and gasket? I don't remember. You'll see when you take it apart.
willwren is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-30-2004, 07:34 PM   #8
Senior Member
True Car Nut
 
Join Date: Apr 2004
Location: Three Oaks, Michigan
Posts: 4,879
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
opensourceguy is on a distinguished road
Default

umm.. By any chance does my car have that level sensor? I never saw one.


-justin
opensourceguy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-30-2004, 08:03 PM   #9
Junior Member
Posts like a Ricer Type-R
 
Join Date: Aug 2002
Posts: 10
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
willwren is on a distinguished road
Default

I think that started in 92 with the new DIC.
willwren is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-30-2004, 08:12 PM   #10
Senior Member
True Car Nut
 
Join Date: Apr 2004
Location: Three Oaks, Michigan
Posts: 4,879
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
opensourceguy is on a distinguished road
Default

awesome! That is a big sigh of relief for me!


-justin
opensourceguy is offline   Reply With Quote
 
 
Reply

Related Topics
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Intake Manifold Gasket Advice Needed 2003 SSEi Pics Questions Help Please dancssei 2000-2005 5 08-29-2011 09:21 PM
Changed the oil pan gasket today.... OLBlueEyesBonne General GM Chat 2 02-22-2005 11:49 PM
Oil Pan Gasket Replace rod bearings? newpontiac 1987-1991 4 02-02-2005 09:00 PM
Oil pan gasket--use RTV or not???? vital49 General GM Chat 12 05-18-2004 01:39 PM
guys, advice needed..upper manifold or gasket blown srgetz 1992-1999 18 01-17-2004 12:25 PM


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off



All times are GMT -4. The time now is 12:52 AM.


We are a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to Amazon.com and affiliated sites.