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Old 07-17-2010, 05:44 PM
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Originally Posted by dinty44 View Post
.....Now for the controversial item - After spending 3 evenings working on this, I decided I didn't want to do this job again on this car so I bought the high temp copper RTV (sensor safe) and laid a bead just outside of the gasket as shown in other posts. I was ok with a very VERY thin bead not touching the gasket as I'd like both to work without the other.
David,

I can tell that you are a very meticulous person by nature LOL....

I think you will be fine. Before re-installing the oil housing, hold it up and look sideway to be sure the copper RTV is a bit shorter than the OEM seal. This way the RTV does not interfere with the OEM seal.

I think you will be glad to have a dry car.
Before doing this job, I had 4-5 drops of oil on my driveway.
After this DIY, I have nada, zip, zero oil on the driveway and I love it!!!

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