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PostPosted: Wed Feb 06, 2019 11:12 pm 
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I just dropped the oil pan on my 1923 Touring - again, because of mistakes I made the first time about a year and a half ago. I failed to mate the front felt properly, and it essentially fell out into the pan. And, my oil pump leaked at the cover plate.
First go round I used regular old school gaskets, both on the pan and the oil pump cover. I'm thinking this time to use RTV instead - any opinions out there?
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 07, 2019 2:44 pm 
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I have always used Gaskets


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PostPosted: Fri Feb 08, 2019 1:29 am 
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My thinking is it may put the rod dippers too close to the tray in the oil pan. I always use gaskets.

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PostPosted: Fri Feb 08, 2019 12:37 pm 
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The RTV may get into oil pan if applied to heavy. Not sure where it would end up.
Best to use a gasket.


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PostPosted: Fri Feb 08, 2019 11:41 pm 
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I appreciate this feedback. 18 mos ago I scraped the decades-old "paper" type gasket, coulda been ? the original. I went back with modern fel-pro "paper" type that I made myself from a sheet roll I bought at NAPA. Did any of you use cork-style instead? Certainly thicker material.


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PostPosted: Sun Feb 10, 2019 12:17 am 
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I have always used thin cork.

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PostPosted: Thu Feb 28, 2019 10:50 pm 
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My job is done - here's what I chose to do:
I made cork gaskets for the pan, used a glaze of RTV on the pan side. Let that set prior to re-assy.
Initially - I also made a cork gasket for oil pump cover. I reassembled, I did prime (but maybe not enough), upon re-start I had zero pressure on gauge. Got some advice that the cork prob'ly too thick for pump cover. Removed cover and went back to Felpro "paper", with a very light glaze of RTV on cover side. Re-assembled, primed A LOT, also primed the oil gauge line from its union near firewall. Re-start, bam I have 4 lbs at modest idle. woo hoo
The whole point of this job was, I had leaky oil pump cover, and bad felt job front end of pan 1.5 yrs ago - so we'll see.
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 28, 2019 11:45 pm 
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Sounds perfect Jim!


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