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Oil Pan Gasket Replacement ?'s

Posted: Thu Jan 02, 2014 6:31 pm
by 713neonroller
I've noticed that my 2001 Neon SE has been leaking oil & it is coming from the oil pan. This will be my first time replacing the gasket on it.

My questions are

Do I have to put RTV on the oil pan if I have already bought a Fel-pro gasket for the oil pan?

Since my oil pan is aluminum, how tight to I tighten the bolts since I dont have a torque wrench?

Posted: Thu Jan 02, 2014 7:01 pm
by occasional demons
The gasket should be fine by it self, provided it is the steel backed re usable one. Just nice and snug with a 1/4 drive ratchet should do.

Check to be sure the oil is not running down from the valve cover or CPS seal, and appearing to be the pan gasket.

Posted: Thu Jan 02, 2014 8:46 pm
by 713neonroller
What is the little O ring gasket for? It came along with the oil pan gasket


Posted: Fri Jan 03, 2014 10:03 am
by r/tguy02
that extra o ring is to go under the oil filter adapter housing. if you take the big nut loose that you see when you unscrew the oil filter, that housing comes off and you'll see the o ring.

as for torquing i believe its 105 in lbs for the oil pan bolts. i'm not sure for the oil filter adapter housing

Posted: Fri Jan 03, 2014 11:41 am
by occasional demons
Unless the adapter housing is leaking, I wouldn't disturb it. The pan comes off without messing with the adapter.

If you were dropping the bed plate, to inspect bearings, then you would need that o-ring. Probably why it is included.

The oil filter adapter needs to be removed to get to one of the bed plate screws.

Posted: Tue Feb 11, 2014 10:07 am
by 2005.Neon.SXT
I do believe, from looking at ALLDATA, that you want to put a small bead of gasket maker on the part of the pan where it meets the oil pump. I did my oil pan gasket not too long ago, and it's holding up fine. Might be getting to this thread a bit late...

I never got that oil filter gasket in my box either... lame. lol.