ClassicOldsmobile.com  

Go Back   ClassicOldsmobile.com > Repair & Restoration > Engine > Small Blocks
Sign in using an external account
Register Forgot Password?
Search

Welcome to Classic Oldsmobile Forum!
Welcome to Classic Oldsmobile forum,

You are currently viewing our forum as a guest, which gives you limited access to view most discussions and access our other features. By joining our community, at no cost, you will have access to start new topics, reply to conversations, privately message other members (PM), respond to polls, upload content and access many other special features. Registration is free, fast and simple, join Classic Oldsmobile Forum today!


Reply
 
 
 
submit to reddit
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old March 18th, 2011, 10:07 AM   #1
Moderator
 
Lady72nRob71's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: Plano, TX
Posts: 11,552
Best oil pan gasket sealer?

In replacing an oil pan gasket that is only available in cork, what is the best way to seal it for many years to come?

Cork valve cover gaskets have given me too many fits over the years and glad the rubber ones came to be.

No rubber oil pan gaskets can be had though for my application though.
Is it better to seal the cork with something like Permatex or loose the cork completly and just use a bead of RTV?
__________________
-Rob Young


1972 Cutlass Supreme Convertible- (442 clone) -"Lady" (My mistress...)
http://www.flickr.com/photos/robsalbum/sets/
Lady's interior makeover Rally Pac stuff
Front end job Underhood resto
1986 Cutlass Supreme Coupe - "Pristine"
1978 Ford Pinto (Old Faithful) a.k.a. "the Tramp" - in the family since new.
1997 Cadillac STS
1999 Harley-Davidson Sportster - "the Freedom Machine"
Lady72nRob71 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old March 18th, 2011, 10:19 AM   #2
Registered
 
Bluevista's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: Northeast Ohio
Posts: 4,431
I've always used Permatex High Tack on the cork gaskets and have never had any problems.
I used the stuff on head gaskets in my youth, it didn't hurt anything.
Bluevista is offline   Reply With Quote
Old March 18th, 2011, 10:59 AM   #3
Registered User
 
cutlassjoe's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: Windsor, Ontario, Canada
Posts: 733
Joe McFadden Joseph McFadden
On a different note but along the same lines how about tips on the trans pan gasket. I finished my resto, and the trans pan is dripping from the front. It is a new gasket, and I don't think they used any type of a sealer. Does any one have any tips. I have a new gasket and I am thinking of changing it this weekend. Thanks.
__________________
I know what I was feelin'....But what was I thinkin'
1972 442
2012 Chrysler 300S (No More Hemi)
2005 Jeep Liberty Limited (wifes vehicle)
cutlassjoe is offline   Reply With Quote
Old March 20th, 2011, 12:00 AM   #4
Registered User
 
jpaulwhite's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Posts: 165
I've had good luck with spray gasket in an aerosol can. The can was blue and white. The actual gasket material was red.
jpaulwhite is offline   Reply With Quote
Old March 20th, 2011, 07:00 AM   #5
Registered User
 
Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: Shorewood, Il.
Posts: 3,057
On both trans and engine pan gaskets, I've had good luck with both permatex and auto silicone.
Just wipe the pan with a thin coat and install the gasket, let dry, and install on a clean surface, which I usually wipe with some kind of grease so the gasket doesn't stick. [for the next time/guy]
Same way for valve cover gaskets.
Just make sure all the holes and pan itself isn't distorted by 'overtightening'.

Last edited by Rickman48; March 20th, 2011 at 07:02 AM.
Rickman48 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old March 20th, 2011, 09:26 AM   #6
Moderator
 
Lady72nRob71's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: Plano, TX
Posts: 11,552
I never even thought of just using on one side, figuring it would leak that way.
I guess as long as I do not overtorque and the pan seal surface is flat it it will be okay...
Want to do this right the first time, as there will not be another round.
__________________
-Rob Young


1972 Cutlass Supreme Convertible- (442 clone) -"Lady" (My mistress...)
http://www.flickr.com/photos/robsalbum/sets/
Lady's interior makeover Rally Pac stuff
Front end job Underhood resto
1986 Cutlass Supreme Coupe - "Pristine"
1978 Ford Pinto (Old Faithful) a.k.a. "the Tramp" - in the family since new.
1997 Cadillac STS
1999 Harley-Davidson Sportster - "the Freedom Machine"
Lady72nRob71 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old March 20th, 2011, 09:29 AM   #7
Moderator
 
citcapp's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: Bothell, WA
Posts: 8,915
Quote:
Originally Posted by Bluevista View Post
I've always used Permatex High Tack on the cork gaskets and have never had any problems.
I used the stuff on head gaskets in my youth, it didn't hurt anything.
X2 on this. I have used it for years and never had a failure
__________________


Pat

1957 Super 88 with a 455
1948 2dr series 76 with a 455

"Too soon old too late smart"
citcapp is offline   Reply With Quote
Old March 20th, 2011, 09:43 AM   #8
Moderator
 
Lady72nRob71's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: Plano, TX
Posts: 11,552
Quote:
Originally Posted by citcapp View Post
X2 on this. I have used it for years and never had a failure
On one side of the gasket or both?
__________________
-Rob Young


1972 Cutlass Supreme Convertible- (442 clone) -"Lady" (My mistress...)
http://www.flickr.com/photos/robsalbum/sets/
Lady's interior makeover Rally Pac stuff
Front end job Underhood resto
1986 Cutlass Supreme Coupe - "Pristine"
1978 Ford Pinto (Old Faithful) a.k.a. "the Tramp" - in the family since new.
1997 Cadillac STS
1999 Harley-Davidson Sportster - "the Freedom Machine"
Lady72nRob71 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old March 20th, 2011, 09:51 AM   #9
Moderator
 
citcapp's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: Bothell, WA
Posts: 8,915
Quote:
Originally Posted by Lady72nRob71 View Post
On one side of the gasket or both?

I use it on both
__________________


Pat

1957 Super 88 with a 455
1948 2dr series 76 with a 455

"Too soon old too late smart"
citcapp is offline   Reply With Quote
Old March 20th, 2011, 10:10 AM   #10
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: New Brunswick Canada
Posts: 330
try a spray adhesive like bd1185 we used it on cummins oil pan cork gaskets,spray it on the pan and set the gasket on pan then spray the gasket before installing on eng.it tack up fast so.and works well
greenslade is offline   Reply With Quote
Old March 20th, 2011, 10:34 AM   #11
Registered User
 
Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: Shorewood, Il.
Posts: 3,057
Right or wrong, my reasoning for grease on the machined part is to keep the cork gasket from drying out and ease of removal, next time.
Permatex or silicone will position the gasket and seal it to the 'tin, bendable' part.
Since machined flat, what's sealer gonna help?
With grease, you've only one side to clean if it comes apart again.
Rickman48 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old March 20th, 2011, 12:48 PM   #12
Registered User
 
Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: Tehachapi Ca
Posts: 89
I have used a gasket sealer called Gaskacinch. The same stuff that Edelbrock sells. It is sold here in California I think you can get it other places through Summit or Jegs. I have used it for ever my Dad has used it on cork gaskets for 50+ years and it worked great but you have to let it tack up.. Its also referred to as Monkey Snot.. LOL I coat the metal surfaces and the gasket separately let it tack up for 5-10 min then put them together and I havent had leaks on anything..


Andy
Nor Cal Andy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old March 20th, 2011, 02:01 PM   #13
One of None W-31
 
71 Cutlass's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: Texas
Posts: 671
Here's a video of my car from launch http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jeZAoQg035w
Quote:
Originally Posted by citcapp View Post
X2 on this. I have used it for years and never had a failure
X3


Also, in reference to the trans question. I stopped using cork trans gaskets long ago and have never has an issue with the newer rubber type (I get the whole kit with filter etc. from the local NAPA store). Also, if your trans pan is not TOTALLY flat all the way around, sometimes that is why it leaks in only one place(that spot may be bent causing a low spot for trans fluid to leak out).
__________________
W-31
71 Cutlass is offline   Reply With Quote
Old March 25th, 2011, 10:10 AM   #14
Registered User
 
jpaulwhite's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Posts: 165
Quote:
Originally Posted by greenslade View Post
try a spray adhesive like bd1185 we used it on cummins oil pan cork gaskets,spray it on the pan and set the gasket on pan then spray the gasket before installing on eng.it tack up fast so.and works well
Exactly how I do it!
jpaulwhite is offline   Reply With Quote
Old March 25th, 2011, 07:00 PM   #15
Registered User
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: Mass
Posts: 961
Have you ever checked out the diesel pan gasket?
http://72.22.90.30/phpBB2/viewtopic....sel+pan+gasket
__________________
Pete

1964 Cutlass
1971 Cutlass
1983 Hurst / Olds
1994 Cutlass Convertible
2001 Aurora
2002 Bravada
2004 Alero
Boldsmobile is offline   Reply With Quote
Old March 26th, 2011, 08:49 AM   #16
Registered User
 
olds 307 and 403's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2006
Location: Melville, Saskatchewan
Posts: 757
SCE makes a 3 rubber pan gasket set. Corteco and Milidon makes fiber pan gaskets.
olds 307 and 403 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old March 31st, 2011, 04:11 PM   #17
Registered User
 
Bayou Olds's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: Houma, Louisiana
Posts: 153
Quote:
Originally Posted by citcapp View Post
I use it on both
Ditto. I am a true Permatex believer.
__________________
Bayou Olds
Houma, LA
1970 Cutlass Supreme Convertible

Bayou Olds is offline   Reply With Quote
Old April 1st, 2011, 05:13 AM   #18
Moderator
 
Lady72nRob71's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: Plano, TX
Posts: 11,552
Looks like I will do permatex, since I have that and the cork gasket already.
I will keep my fingers crossed.
If it leaks, the motor is NOT coming out again.....
__________________
-Rob Young


1972 Cutlass Supreme Convertible- (442 clone) -"Lady" (My mistress...)
http://www.flickr.com/photos/robsalbum/sets/
Lady's interior makeover Rally Pac stuff
Front end job Underhood resto
1986 Cutlass Supreme Coupe - "Pristine"
1978 Ford Pinto (Old Faithful) a.k.a. "the Tramp" - in the family since new.
1997 Cadillac STS
1999 Harley-Davidson Sportster - "the Freedom Machine"
Lady72nRob71 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old April 1st, 2011, 05:13 AM
ClassicOldsmobile
1957 Oldsmobile




Paid Advertisement
 
 
 
submit to reddit
Reply

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Sealant for timing chain cover gasket and oil pan gasket dallasite21 General Discussion 2 June 20th, 2010 05:37 AM
need some help replacing the oil pan gasket 4jo3 Cutlass 6 August 26th, 2009 05:57 AM
oil pan gasket lgbnaf7 Small Blocks 5 October 18th, 2008 05:23 PM
oil pan gasket ztim Small Blocks 5 April 29th, 2008 08:20 AM
CHANGING YOUR OIL PAN GASKET martine Other 1 October 17th, 2002 11:52 AM


All times are GMT -7. The time now is 11:41 PM.


Advertising - Privacy Statement - Terms of Service - Jobs
All content Copyright 2008 by Internet Brands, Inc.

Search Engine Friendly URLs by vBSEO 3.5.2

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36 37 38 39 40 41 42 43 44 45 46 47 48 49 50 51 52 53 54 55 56 57 58 59 60 61 62