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estevaf
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From: São Paulo - SP - BRAZIL
Registered: Aug 2001

posted 08-26-2001 03:46 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for estevaf   Click Here to Email estevaf     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Hi there,
I will have to change the C4 Automatic Transmission Gasket ´(´74 Ghia).

Should I use a sealeant?
Tks.

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mustangj
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From: fergus,ontario,canada
Registered: Mar 2001

posted 08-26-2001 10:00 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for mustangj   Click Here to Email mustangj     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Buy a gasket with a filter, use a very small amount of RTV sealent on both sides of the gasket. After your done check the bolts a coulple of days latter. (the gaskets tend to shrink and you may need to re-tighten them)

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SteveLaRiviere
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posted 09-11-2001 08:18 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for SteveLaRiviere   Click Here to Email SteveLaRiviere     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
NEVER use sealant on a trans pan gasket! It will get into the control valves and cause all sorts of grief.

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Mark
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posted 09-12-2001 01:38 AM           Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote

Steves right.

Personally, I feel there are very few places to use any type of sealent.

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mustangj
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From: fergus,ontario,canada
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posted 09-12-2001 08:58 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for mustangj   Click Here to Email mustangj     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Sealent is like sex, too much and you could break something, not enough you could leak!

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macx
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From: Hermiston, OR, US
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posted 09-17-2001 01:27 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for macx   Click Here to Email macx     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
By all means, no sealant! To prevent leaks, clean the pan rails well. Use carb spray to clean the bolt holes and the bolts. Blow dry if you have compressed air, or let evaporate dry. Use loctite and torque to factory specs. Allow to set overnite before starting if you can (to let loctite set up). Clean dry threads (bolts & holes) plus loctite and they never vibrate loose. Use thread at each corner of the pan to hold the gasket in place to get things started.

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Mark
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posted 09-17-2001 10:04 AM           Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote

No Loc-Tite.

Use the right hardware and torque properly and the pan bolts won't come lose. Least I've never seen sheet metal bolted to an engine or transmission come lose if they were properly installed.

Then again, if your running some type of monster engine that shakes the bolts from the rear bumper things could be different.

Problem with thread locking compounds is if you ever have to turn a bolt later you never know how much of the twist is going to overcome friction and how much is going to overcoming the compound.


Loc-Tite red, blue, whatever, I wouldn't use it.

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The Cobraman
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From: Edmond, OK USA
Registered: Jun 99

posted 09-17-2001 11:33 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for The Cobraman   Click Here to Email The Cobraman     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
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Originally posted by Mark:


Loc-Tite red, blue, whatever, I wouldn't use it.



Actually, in a blind hole it should be green (anaerobic).

I'm with Mark, no loctite.

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