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Old 04-05-2011, 03:47 PM
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Originally Posted by bobdmac View Post
With this method, you only need to apply a couple of dabs.
You guys inherently have a feel for what to use (e.g., why not "Sealant HYLOMAR 100 g Tube for Oil Pan Gasket E39"?) and how 'much' to put on (like, what's a 'couple of dabs anyway').

Personally, I generally smear stuff on as thickly as I can (but, I suspect that would be wrong in this case).

I understand Mudbone didn't take pictures; so, may I ask the NEXT person who does this oilpan gasket repair to snap some PICTURES of the cut gasket and the sealant so we (who have never done it) get an idea of the steps to success.

Also, what sealant is best for the double-cut metal:rubber I6 oil pan gasket?

PS: I clued in the E46 (M54 engine) crowd just now with this thread:
- You 'can' replace the M54 I6 oilpan gasket WITHOUT disconnecting the subframe!
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