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post #1 of 3 (permalink) Old 06-17-2017, 06:09 PM Thread Starter
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oil pan gasket how to?

Hey team I have a couple questions I'm confused about on doing a lower oil pan gasket on my 2000 Acura Integra ls hatch. The car is from the Midwest so it has a little rust. I plan on going oem for the gasket and heard I don't need Honda bond if its oem or I apply it to 4 corners which I'm not sure which four corners. From research I've seen the bolts get torqued down to about 8.7 foot lbs. I believe. I have a harbor freight 3/8 torque wrench and I'm not sure if that will work that good. I know I have to take off the heat shield, exhaust manifold, drain oil and take off filter, take off the cover for the flywheel I think a bracket of some sort then I can remove the bolts for the oil pan gasket. Is there a certain pattern I have to remove them in? I think there's a pattern for reinstallation. I also heard that the oem has some studs which are useless if using an aftermarket gasket or something. Weird thing is I'm missing one stud and a nut on my oil pan gasket. thanks.
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I did an oil pan gasket install on my 1995 last year. I own the Helm's manual for my '95 and I followed the install instructions TO THE LETTER, and the new gasket was leaking within days of being installed. I used an OEM gasket, cleaned the mounting surface of the block and the pan with lacquer thinner, put Hondabond at the corners as illustrated in the manual, and torqued down all the nuts/bolts, in the correct order, to spec. If I had to do it again, I buy some oil pan gasket specific sealer and use it all the way around the gasket, not sure if I'd put it on the block side, the pan side, or both. Permatex is a well known and respected product. If you go this route make sure you give the sealant all the time it requires to set and cure before running the car.
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post #3 of 3 (permalink) Old 06-18-2017, 08:43 PM
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i think i read that the gasket will blow out if you seal it up entirely like that. get the myhondahabit gasket and stud kit. they sell out all the time. that guy is laughing all the way to the bank. pricey but worth it imho. took some time for mine to stop leaking but it finally soaked up enough oil to swell up and seal good. Home page
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