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Old 06-29-2014, 05:44 PM   #1 (permalink)
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RTV/How Much to Use on Oil Pan?

After the removal of my exhaust system, I'd recently discovered that my rusty oil pan was about to fail due to years of exposure to road salt. Naturally, I'd decided that this would be a good time to replace the oil pan on my 94 Honda Civic.

So far, I've read lots of conflicting threads regarding how much RTV is to be used along with where it should be applied. For example, I've read that I should install the gasket dry, or install the gasket and a small amount of RTV in certain spots. I've also read that a thin amount of RTV should be applied around the oil pan & the bottom of the block.

In short, I'm hoping to get a definitive answer. Just like with any project, I'm hoping to do it right and do it once.

Thank You.

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