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Old 04-07-2011, 06:00 AM
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Originally Posted by pleiades View Post
Is it still a PITA cleaning old seal off the mating surfaces?
It actually was not. I was very concerned about that. I figured that the rubber portion of the gasket had failed and that is why I was leaking. With that said, it made sense to me that the rubber would be stuck and or separated from the metal portion of the gasket. Neither was true. The rubber portion of the gasket was still pliable and intact.

Like I mentioned in thread #9, if I were going to do it again, I would drain the oil the night before and let it drain through the night and start on the job the next morning. It was very aggravating to have a little bit of oil continually dripping/running on to the gasket interface surfaces.
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