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Old 07-09-2010, 09:06 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Silicone RTV on Trans Pan Gasket

Hello, I had my transmission serviced (E4OD) and noticed that when the pan was reinstalled, a lot of silicone sealant was placed between the pan and the rubber gasket. Good bit squeezing out. Is this a bad thing? Never seen sealant used on an E4OD or 4R100. Thanks!
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Just had my rebuilt a couple thousand miles ago. New seal leaked on mine so they put that stuff on mine as well----no leaks and no problems so far.
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I would use permatex ultra black rtv or the permatex right stuff and/or permatex great stuff on EVERY gasket if I could..i hate cork gaskets..especially pan gaskets, which powerstrokes/idi's dont use(or shouldnt).

Seriously, they are all great sealants, and it is normal that it is squished out, not going to hurt anything. Its only bad if its leaking.
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Hello, I had my transmission serviced (E4OD) and noticed that when the pan was reinstalled, a lot of silicone sealant was placed between the pan and the rubber gasket. Good bit squeezing out. Is this a bad thing? Never seen sealant used on an E4OD or 4R100. Thanks!
You don't need any sealant on the pan gasket, i have reused the same gasket 4 times. You will have some clean up on the next service, the filter will keep out any silicone that comes off.
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Yeah, I wouldnt use sealant and a gasket.

Use one or the other is safe to say. I guess its preference on gaskets or sealant for some things

All this ranting going on, I dont think you need to do anything about it, troy

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Thanks huge for the replies! I'll just drive it and not worry about silicone getting where it shouldn't. Thanks again!
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