Re: [DML] Re: oil pan gasket removal
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Re: [DML] Re: oil pan gasket removal

David, the trouble with this particular job is how easy it is to dig 
into the ally surface of the crank case, and no matter how hard you try, 
you will end up "filleting" it or digging chunks of ally up instead. It 
really is a sod of a job, but patience and several new blades will win 
in the end. Having the engine on a stand upside down makes the world of 
difference too :-)

New sump gaskets are available from your favourite vendor, no need to do 
it with silicone.


David Teitelbaum wrote:

>I have tried gasket remover and like many things advertised it
>promises more than it delivers. The way to get the gasket off is to
>get a scraper, make sure it is VERY SHARP. Dull tools are much harder
>to use and are dangerous because of the increased force you apply to
>make it work. Don't use too sharp an angle. Once you start getting the
>gasket loose it should be easy to go right around. Don't "fillet" it.
>Take it off complete, that is, not in layers. If you stay pretty flat
>with the scraper you should not make any deep scratches. Use silicone
>sealer when you reassemble.
>David Teitelbaum
>vin 10757

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