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Old 10-24-2012, 11:32 AM   #1
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which sealant to use on the oil pan cover?

Sorry but cannot find which sealant is the recommended for the oil pan cover.

I will be changing the oil and wanted to check the inside of the oil pan (4 curiosity and to check for debris), my engine has 60k

I remember reading that you can use a motorcycle engine case sealer, called Yamabond.. (?) or something like that..

What do you recommend?

Thank you in advance.
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Old 10-24-2012, 11:49 AM   #2
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Loctite 5900

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http://www.pelicanparts.com/techarticles/Boxster_Tech/12-ENGINE-deep_sump/12-ENGINE-deep_sump.htm (see Figure 3)

http://www.lnengineering.com/deepsump.html (scroll down to installation instructions)
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Old 10-24-2012, 12:04 PM   #3
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And use the Loctite 5900 sparingly; excess sealant is usually found clogging the oil pickup.....
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You can use any generic oil gasket sealer out there. I've picked up permatex ultra black at walmart when I didn't want to buy online. It has worked flawlessly.
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And use the Loctite 5900 sparingly; excess sealant is usually found clogging the oil pickup.....
+1 on the Loctite, I use their grey engine sealnt on my Ducati race bike and it keeps her leak free!
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Old 10-24-2012, 01:08 PM   #6
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Any sealant will work, I use the Permatex Red. The secret is to use as little as possible. The spec calls for a 1.5mm bead. That is very little. Less is more. If you goober it, the sealant can get into the oil and clog the pickup tube.


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Sorry but cannot find which sealant is the recommended for the oil pan cover.

I will be changing the oil and wanted to check the inside of the oil pan (4 curiosity and to check for debris), my engine has 60k

I remember reading that you can use a motorcycle engine case sealer, called Yamabond.. (?) or something like that..

What do you recommend?

Thank you in advance.
Gilles, the best is 3 Bond 1209 or Drei Bond by Porsche. Circle Porsche in Long Beach stocks this. $18. I believe YamaBond is simular or identical.
Loctite 5900 is good, but hard to remove the part later & clean off.
Permatex Ultra Grey is good & available at most auto parts stores $7.00, since the oil sump plate is easy to seal I recommend this.
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Old 10-24-2012, 04:34 PM   #8
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Loctite 5900. Use a thin strip at the mid to outer edge of the pan. Most of it will squeeze out. Mine is sealed up good.
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I use Permatex copper.
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Locally, my choices are somewhat limited. Can't find anyone nearby with Loctite 5900 or I would go with that.

I've narrowed down the choices to these which I can get locally at PA, Can-ti or Wallyworld:

1) Permatex ultra copper rtv hi temp gasket maker
2) Permatex red hi temp rtv adhesive sealant
3) Permatex ultra black rtv gasket maker

4) I also found a new tube of Permatex anaerobic gasket maker in my cavernous cupboards.

Some opinions on the best choice out of these would certainly be appreciated!
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Old 09-29-2013, 02:53 PM   #11
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Have you seen the size of the little packet of Permatex you get with the IMS Guardian? It's literally the same as a squeeze pack of ketchup you get at a fast food joint. I'm wondering if there's really enough there to go all the way around the pan!!
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