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A little dab of sealant. #5421197 05/04/20 09:06 PM
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I’m going to be installing a new oil pan gasket in my Ford Taurus. All sources I checked said put a dab of sealant at the appropriate corners when installing the Fel-Pro gasket. Normally, I’d use Permatex Ultra Black. Only problem is I’m renting a lift at a self serve garage called U-Wrench and will be driving away after the job, a 10 mile trip. I understand If I used “The Right Stuff” by Permatex I could do this. Do you think there’s a chance I might screw up the Ultra Black if I drove it away before it set up? Also, perhaps “ The Right Stuff” is too thick for this purpose? Thanks.

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Re: A little dab of sealant. [Re: Snagglefoot] #5421207 05/04/20 09:22 PM
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Most of the Fel-Pro gaskets say to apply dry. There is something made into them that helps them seal and some are made to stay lined up during installation. Their gaskets that require a sealant usually have it included.

https://www.felpro.com/technical/field-test-garage/use-and-misuse-of-sealers.html


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Re: A little dab of sealant. [Re: Snagglefoot] #5421208 05/04/20 09:22 PM
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The sealant is just to hold the gasket in place while you install the oil pan. Once the pan is in place and bolts have been tightened, the sealant is no longer needed.


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Re: A little dab of sealant. [Re: Snagglefoot] #5421223 05/04/20 09:41 PM
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If there's a joint/s along the oil pan sealing surface....Like for a Timing Cover or Rear Main Adapter....Sealant IS required at those joints.

Right Stuff will work fine, Just don't let it "Tack" too long! This is actually a perfect application for Hylomar M or Blue....The solvent evaporates quickly enough that once you're done, You can drive it home.


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Re: A little dab of sealant. [Re: clinebarger] #5421249 05/04/20 10:17 PM
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Originally Posted by clinebarger
IThis is actually a perfect application for Hylomar M or Blue....The solvent evaporates quickly enough that once you're done, You can drive it home.


Thanks, how would I choose between Blue or M. Anything I should know about? Thanks.

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Re: A little dab of sealant. [Re: Snagglefoot] #5421255 05/04/20 10:34 PM
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Often a little sealer is used where say the block and timing cover meet. I put them together then go to lunch. I put the oil in after lunch and never had a leak.


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Re: A little dab of sealant. [Re: Snagglefoot] #5421261 05/04/20 10:40 PM
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If I had to chose for the given application....Hylomar M. Where for O-ring dressing I like Blue as it's not quite as adhesive.


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Re: A little dab of sealant. [Re: Snagglefoot] #5421303 05/05/20 12:59 AM
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Weatherstrip adhesive works even better.

Re: A little dab of sealant. [Re: Snagglefoot] #5421406 05/05/20 07:43 AM
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Thanks everyone. smile


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