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In my adventure to changing out my oil pan I was told they no longer use a gasket on the oil pan, that they now use RTV Silicone?

Is this a good idea, does it work?
 

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Black RTV. Let the RTV bead dry for a bit before bolting it back up than only finger tight n let it set up a bit more before cranking them down all the way.
I did this only a couple months ago and has held with no leaks.
 

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I might add to use a plastic razor blade= don't nick the surface being alloy block & pan.
 

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Ford never did make a Oil Pan Gasket it was always silicone

I have seen a lot of bearings knocked out because of to much silicone used in an engine , the silicone that gets pushed out because to much is added can be sucked thrugh the oil pump screen , through the oil pump and ends up in a bearing where it starves it of oil and bye bye bearing , crank , engine

You want just enough to seal the pan anything more and it can cause an engine failure

Tom
 

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yea been seeing alot about using too much being an issue.
how odd, my ex called bakersfield ford and they tried to sell him a gasket for it, wonder if they understood him or not, lol they even said they had two kinds.
 
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