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I'm going to install a new oil pan gasket (one piece felpro) tomorrow night. I had to jack the engine up with a 2x4 across the oil pan and put some blocks of wood under the mounts to get the pan out. My question is when i go to lower the motor back onto the mounts, after having put the new gasket in, will it disrupt the gasket at all? I plan on putting a little dab of rtv in the four corners where the pan meets the timing cover and rear main. I'm just worried that when i go to jack up the engine it will somehow break the seal. Maybe i am over thinking this, but i just don't want this damn thing to leak when i'm done!
 

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Just make darn sure everything is dry and clean as far as the gasket mating surfaces. Don't "bump" it with the jack - do all the lifting and lowering very smoothly, and it should be OK. I'd use at least a 2x6, maybe even a 2x8 if you can get one, in order to spread the load as much as you can.
 

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Thanks for the tips. I had a 2x6 i'm going to use instead of the 2x4 and i'm also going to put a light skim coat of rtv on both sides of the gasket where it curves around the timing cover and rear main just for insurance. I've cleaned the pan and block REALLY well and i'm going to give it another wipe down before the install tonight just to make sure its absolutely clean.

Thanks again for the replies. Wish me luck!
 

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If you have a cheery picker that would be better this way you left the motor one time and wont have to worry about the pan or gasket....JMO
Yeah if i had a cherry picker i would use that for sure. But i don't so i'll just have to be very careful when lowering it down onto the mounts. I think i will be OK.
 

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I'll loan you one

but you'll have to drive to Mukilteo. It's the small one and will fit in the back of an explorer. It's mostly broken down and ready to load. PM me if you are interested. No short timeline on the return, it's collecting dust right now. -p-
 

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but you'll have to drive to Mukilteo. It's the small one and will fit in the back of an explorer. It's mostly broken down and ready to load. PM me if you are interested. No short timeline on the return, it's collecting dust right now. -p-
^^^^^VERY NICE GUY.........Thats the right way to do it with out damege...:yes:
 

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but you'll have to drive to Mukilteo. It's the small one and will fit in the back of an explorer. It's mostly broken down and ready to load. PM me if you are interested. No short timeline on the return, it's collecting dust right now. -p-
Thanks very kind of you, but i've already taken care of it. My neighbor ended up loaning me a hoist for the day so it all worked out. It's really cool there are people like you willing to loan their tools.

Thanks for the offer brother!
 
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