I’m installing the rear oil pan/sump cork seal and it seems quite a bit longer than it needs to be (1/2" +). I haven’t seen or read anything about trimming it, but that seems like the logical course of action. Correct?
If so, I assume I will want to compress the seal some, then trim it while compressed
Thanks, Andrew. Here’s another dumb question… does sealant go on BOTH sides of the cork seal, or just on the sump/pan side?
Follow-up question, the lower end gasket kit came with a cork strip seal, but both SNG and Moss list a circular rubber seal for use with an alloy sump and list the cork strip seal for steel pans. I don’t even see how a circular seal would work there. Mine is alloy.
Like this one
this one is for steel pans?
The circular gasket isn’t circular; it’s a strip.
I put Loctite 515 on both sides of the seal (usually use rubber ones) and a dob of silicone on each end where it meets the block.