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Old 03-11-2019
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Newer Problem with oil leak. Found the oil leak at the rear end of oil pan. Changed the oil pan gasket, still leaking worse than originally. Ordered updated oil pan and new gasket and it still leaked as much as ever. Changed the gasket a third time and used black sealer in addition, let it sit a couple days before starting to let everything set up and she leaks about a quart of oil every two to three days depending how much driving. These new gaskets are very thin between the two rear center bolts and this appears to be where it leaks. Getting ready to drop the pan again this time making my own cork gasket. Am I missing something???? Help please as this is getting expensive.
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Are you positive it's not leaking from lifter gallery cover?
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Are you positive it's not leaking from lifter gallery cover?
Yes, the side of the engine is dry. Both center bolts appear to be the location where the oil comes from.
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On gasser race engines, we use the gray stuff with no gaskets, just the end rubbers.....1/4" bead and let set bout 10 minutes before tightening.
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Yes, the side of the engine is dry. Both center bolts appear to be the location where the oil comes from.
If its leaking at the bolts I might be tempted to pull the bolts and clean the oil thoroughly and put the bolts back in wet with RTV....won't stop oil under pressure but might stop the leak you are describing. The bolts aren't bottoming out in the bolt holes are they? That would make them seem tight yet not be holding anything.
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No, I used the same bolts from factory pan when I updated to new style pan with the 1/4 inch flange around the edge. Couldn't hurt to try the sealant inside the bolt hole.
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Make sure the bolt hole is clear of debris and use the sealant near the head of the bolt up to just beyond where the bolt threads start....no need to seal the end of the bolt if you get my meaning....
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Make sure to torque evenly to spec. Overtightening might be warping the pan.
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No first hand experience here, but if you've done all that are you SURE it's the oil pan gasket???
I think I would be looking hard for something else that's running down to there.
Rear seal maybe...??
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No first hand experience here, but if you've done all that are you SURE it's the oil pan gasket???
I think I would be looking hard for something else that's running down to there.
Rear seal maybe...??
Turned out to be rear main seal. The seal was spinning on the crank..all fixed
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