12-21-2015, 01:09 PM
Join Date: Feb 2013
Location: Staunton, Va
Total Cats: 105
Originally Posted by patsmx5
I posted how I did in in your other thread, I've done it that way at least 7 times and never a leak with grey RTV. Yes you can find 20 different ways how it's done. I can find you people that use window caulking with a search on google I bet.
You want it done "right". Look up what mazda uses, and copy them, they sold these by the thousands. They use their version of grey RTV.
Also, in your pic in the top post, it looks like the seal is also hanging out on the right side, it it? Looks to me like you just used the wrong seal, and it's way too big.
Fool proof install: Buy mazda seals for your year engine/pan, follow mazda instructions using mazda sealant.
The first picture was the FelPro gasket, it fit really bad. Then I got the gaskets from mazda, and the small thin outside edges pushed out, causing the leak.
I went back and read your post in my other thread, but you don't state weather you let stuff dry first, or what. I understand that this is a pretty simple install, but I have had one failure on the stand, and one in the car. So something in my process is definitely wrong.
To reiterate, my first install with the REAL Mazda gasket was like this:
Ultra paranoid cleanliness
Ultra Grey RTV
Wet layup, on all surfaces
Dried for two weeks and looked fine before engine install.
Seal squeezed out a month later.