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Re: [T3] AT Pan Gasket

On Thu, 2003-01-09 at 09:04, jason.smith@sarcom.com wrote:
>  > Anyway.... Since it was sitting a big puddle of ATF has accumulated.  I
> was 
> > able to get a pan gasket after calling around..... it looks like it is
> made 
> > out of the same stuff that that valve cover gaskets are made of (cork and 
> > rubber).  Is this the right one????  Also, it appears the previous owner 
> > applied that orange silicone stuff all around the gasket it has on right 
> > now..... do I need to put some of that stuff on too???  And finally, how 
> > tight do the bolts have to be when I put them back in??
> The AT gasket that I got from NAPA is just rubber, but I think the one you
> have may be correct (especially if it fits).
> Does anyone know a source for these?

I bought mine at a local Carquest parts store. It was from a company
called "ATP" "automatic transmission parts".
> >Make sure that the pan is flat in the bolt hole areas, and DO
> >NOT over tighten the bolts. There is a torque spec. on these bolts, and
> >it is not much. It is in inch pounds. Look it up in the Bentley manual.
> According to Bentley it is: "Working diagnolly, tighten the pan screws to
> 1mkg (7 ft. lb.). Wait five minutes for the new gasket to compress, then
> retorque the screws.  Repeat this sequence several times until the screws
> remain at torque."
> And Never torque over 1 mkg (7 ft. lb).
It has been a few years since I did one. Mainly I meant don't over

Russ Wolfe
'66 FB MT (It drove)
'71 FB AT 
'65 Bug (not running)

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