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Oil sump cork seal

Oil sump cork seal

need help from the there a trick in the proper placement of the
rear cork seal on a oil sump.  i tried hi-tack, but that is useless.  i
don't think gasket cement is going to work any better.  any thoughts???
any way to keep it in place for an ez install??? - thanks in advance, Norm
Larsen 51 ots

Norm, I removed and replaced my oil pan just before shipping the car to
England for the XK50.  The rear cork seal had about an 1/8" gap and was
seeping oil.  I used Permatex Ultra Copper Silicon Gasket sealer to afix
the cork gasket and the long pan gasket to the block.  I held the pan
gasket to the block with short pan bolts and washers at about every other
hole.  I then placed the cork gasket on the rear main cap using the same
sealer and pushed it in place and taped the ends down.  The next night I
removed the tape, spread the sealer on the pan and fastened the pan to the
block. I drove the car 1200+ miles in England with absolutely no leakage
and another 900 since--500 just this weekend to Lake Tahoe/Reno and back to
Redding.  The pan is still dry. I use the same sealer for the cam covers.
After it dries you can just pull the excess away. - Larry J

Both K&W Copper-Filled Gasket AND Permatex Hi-Tack have worked successfully
for me in the past.  Pre-curve the cork strip, then coat both it and the
oil sump surface with gasket goo.  Let both dry thoroughly before
connecting them.  Then apply more gasket cement to both the top side of the
cork and the rear oil seal half-cover.  Same procedure for the two halves
of the oil sump gasket (both top and bottom).  Let dry again, and assemble.
The only leakage through the pan gasket should be through the little holes
apparently drilled through the gasket parts from the inside to the outside
that don't close up no matter how much you torque the oil sump bolts (best
to follow the manual recommendations)!  Remember, leaky oil sump gaskets
extend the oil change interval, though more frequent filling also results!
Have fun and Good Luck! - Larry Schear, Twin Cam, Inc.

thanks for the info.  before i read your e-mail....i tried black silicone
sealer and it held the cork seal in place.  so far, so good. - thanks
again, Norm Larsen

larry, thanks for the info.  i tried black silicone sealer and it seems to
be working thanks again - norm larsen

norm, don't use silicone - its non miscible with oil. use loctite product.
- regards TERRY HILTON

oops.....i didn't use too much.  do you think it will be a problem??? -
norm larsen

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