1991 Dodge Dakota oil pan gasket


Old 07-31-05, 02:49 PM
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Cool 1991 Dodge Dakota oil pan gasket

Hi and thanks in advance for any help.

Problem: Oil pan gasket was leaking oil.
Engine is a 2.5 liter 4 cylinder.

Raised the engine and tranny(5 speed), took off old gasket and replaced with new one. Now I am losing twice as much oil as before. I made sure to use silicone around the main bearing seal corners, like the book said to. But now the rear main is leaking by ferouciously. 3 quarts in 45 miles. I am wondering if I should remove the inspection plate to the clutch to do this. It looked like I had plenty of room to slide the pan back into place.
This was a pain in the butt the first time. So I don't want to do it again but I am left with no choice. Not unless I buy my oil by the barrel. :-)

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Old 07-31-05, 05:09 PM
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Of course remove the inspection plate. Be sure pan gasket surface is clean and flat and bolt holes are not deformed.
Old 08-01-05, 07:27 AM
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Did you make sure the oil pan was straight? If you didn't straighten it it will continue to leak. The job also may have required new pan bolts.
Old 08-01-05, 10:06 PM
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Thank you for your advice.
Was trying to save time. I will take the plate off and check the pan again. It was straight. But I might have twisted it putting it back up.

Will let you all know when I finish again.

Again. Thanks for the help.


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