Can I use Ultra Black RTV to seal the pan? I realize the IH stuff is best, but will the Black RTV suffice
Permatex® Ultra Black® Maximum Oil Resistance RTV Silicone Gasket Maker
OEM specified. For dealership warranty requirements, ensures extended drivetrain warranty compliance. Fast-curing formula. Sensor safe, low odor, noncorrosive. Meets performance specs of OE silicone gaskets. Retains high flexibility, oil resistance properties through use of a patented adhesion system. Temperature range -65ºF to 500ºF (-54°C to 260°C) intermittent; resists auto and shop fluids and vibration.
Suggested Applications: Valve covers, oil pans, intake manifold end seals, timing covers, transmission pans
I believe the manual calls for it to be upside down and set for 24 hrs before reinstalling it.Well the engine is not going to be upside down at all. It will be hanging from my cherry picker. I'm gonna take the ride to FORD and spend the $17 on the "correct" RTV. I sure as hell dont want to pull the engine again
From what I understand, it is upside down because they will have to chisel some of the sealant off and after that, they want to make sure that absolutely NO oil comes down and contacts the sealant. I mean, it is already out there why not turn it around and do it right? I tend to be the lazy sort so I want to do it once and not have to do it again.Yipes havent heard that one...
I would be all kinds of sol.
Hell i am lucky if i read the directions to let it get tacky or not.
AFAIK, yeshttp://www.fcsdchemicalsandlubricants.com/Main/product.asp?product=RTV Silicone Sealant&category=Sealers and Adhesives
the ford stuff is supposed to be the same as the IH from what I read???
sorry I missed your post that you were getting the right stuffThat is the Ford stuff I am getting.
I put 1/2 the engine on my engine stand and bent the piss out of it. I have a chain wrapped around the crank pulley supported with the cherry picker holding the other half. My 1200lb engine stand is now junk. I hope it is worth it.
So far I got about 400 into changing the pan my self
I ordered the IH stuff and when it came it was Ford Motorcraft,it seems to be the same stuff.Ended up getting the IH stuff from FORD.
And yes MIKE, you need a HEALTHY stand. My HB freight 1200lb POS is now JUNK and would not trust a small block to be on it.
I have an older No name stand that I have a spare 7.3 on but it is just a short block w no heads so it is not such a big deal