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'99 & up 7.3L Power Stroke Engine and Drivetrain Discussion of the '99 & up 7.3L Power Stroke diesel engine and drivetrain in the 1999-Up Super Duty trucks and Excursions. No gas engine discussion allowed except on transmissions and drivetrain that pertain to all models. Please confine discussion of topics in this forum to those items that are specific to the 7.3L Power Stroke engine.

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post #16 of 20 (permalink) Old 01-26-2019, 11:29 AM
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Also get some black rtv to put on the adapter between the o-rings to seal it up. The oil pans are not flat and taper a little the rtv will insure it seals up good luck and have fun.
Yeah... no.


I wouldn't recommend using any RTV. The double o-ring design on the new adapter seals very well.

RTV really is NOT your friend around oil systems, IMHO.
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I wouldn't recommend using any RTV. The double o-ring design on the new adapter seals very well.

RTV really is NOT your friend around oil systems, IMHO.
The double o-ring design works great. I have absolutely no leakage.

If you feel the need to seal anything on the oil system I recommend using the Ford TA-31 sealant (RTV). It is specifically designated for use on the 7.3L (says so on the tube) and is what Ford used as the gasket material for the oil pan.

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Some pans are so warped you have to use rtv. It’s in the Instructions now from strictly/driven.

I’m about to order the same adapter.

My friend just installed his and had a big gap at the bottom of the flange that required rtv

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Some pans are so warped you have to use rtv. Itís in the Instructions now from strictly/driven.

Iím about to order the same adapter.

My friend just installed his and had a big gap at the bottom of the flange that required rtv


What blue99stroker said I did a test fit on mine and I had the warp on the pan so not wanting to do it twice I got the high heat made for oil rtv and no problem so far no problems.


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What blue99stroker said I did a test fit on mine and I had the warp on the pan so not wanting to do it twice I got the high heat made for oil rtv and no problem so far no problems.


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I don't think it's a warp as much as the contour of the pan since mine has it too (if it's at the bottom of the adapter).

I just did this a couple of weeks ago and don't remember any mention of RTV in the instructions. With two o-rings and a clean pan surface I figured that would work well enough so did not use any TA-31 when I did the job.

After I installed the "Nugget" I warmed up the truck and ran a few errands close to home to put a few short heat cycles on the engine/oil/pan/o-rings. Haven't had a problem.
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