Vulcan oil pan gasket - Taurus Car Club of America : Ford Taurus Forum
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #1 of 9 (permalink) Old 07-19-2012, 09:56 AM Thread Starter
Member
 
therealm0rh0us's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: 12561
Posts: 282
Rep Power: 0
 
Trader Score: 0 reviews
Vulcan oil pan gasket

I have replaced several of these
it seems they push out over time
i replaced mine a couple years ago with a blue felpro and it has pushed out under the timing cover

anyone ever glue or use silicone to keep them from moving?

is leaving the gasket out altogether something that can/should be done?

anyone else have these problems?

i don't know what to believe anymore

-Sword Williams


2000- Taurus FFV
therealm0rh0us is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 9 (permalink) Old 07-19-2012, 10:05 AM
Crazy Devoted Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2006
Chapter: Midwest
Year: 1998
Model: Mercury Sable
Engine: 3.0L 24v Duratec V6
Posts: 22,398
Rep Power: 112
     
Trader Score: 1 reviews
I had a shop years ago change the oil pan gasket on a 95 vulcan. They removed the gasket and just used orange rtv (no gasket). No problems for years until the youngest son totaled the car.

Last edited by sheila; 07-19-2012 at 07:38 PM.
sheila is offline  
post #3 of 9 (permalink) Old 07-19-2012, 02:38 PM
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2012
Chapter: Northeast
Posts: 69
Rep Power: 15
 
Trader Score: 0 reviews
All I can say is to make sure you are using a quality gasket, and torque the bolts properly. You can use RTV if you like, but i wouldn't. If you have to take the pan off again after several years it creates a pain in the butt
Mark Oreman is offline  
 
post #4 of 9 (permalink) Old 07-19-2012, 03:46 PM
Devoted Member
 
00greenlx's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2010
Location: Lakeview / Nuevo, CA
Chapter: West Coast
Posts: 1,047
Rep Power: 22
 
Trader Score: 0 reviews
RTV caused my gasket to push out lol, I too have the Blue Fel-pro gasket. The key here is to use a Torque wrench and tighten the bolts to the proper torque spec. That way the gasket doesn't squish out on you, I was over tightening mine.

BTW - I concider Fel-pro gaskets one of the best and are just as good as the OE Ford one. My father used NOTHING but Fel-pro all of his life, I trust my dad

Troy.


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.

Model: 2000 SE + SVG Pkg. without alloys
Color: Tropic Green Clearcoat Metallic.
Engine: 3.0L FFV Vulcan (2v)
Transmission: AX4S / AXOD
Mods: Mach Audio RCU and Sail Tweeters, Upgraded OEM CD player, Infinity Reference 6x8's in all 4 corners,
Centennial Headlight Mod, Green LED Gauges, Painted Gauge bezel and K&N Custom intake system.
00greenlx is offline  
post #5 of 9 (permalink) Old 07-20-2012, 03:53 PM Thread Starter
Member
 
therealm0rh0us's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: 12561
Posts: 282
Rep Power: 0
 
Trader Score: 0 reviews
okay
thanks

i will be buying another blue felpro and replacing it soon enough

-Sword Williams


2000- Taurus FFV
therealm0rh0us is offline  
post #6 of 9 (permalink) Old 07-23-2012, 10:23 AM Thread Starter
Member
 
therealm0rh0us's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: 12561
Posts: 282
Rep Power: 0
 
Trader Score: 0 reviews
anyone use the 'perma dry' felpro?

More Information for FEL-PRO OS30717R

-Sword Williams


2000- Taurus FFV
therealm0rh0us is offline  
post #7 of 9 (permalink) Old 07-23-2012, 12:07 PM
Devoted Member
 
00greenlx's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2010
Location: Lakeview / Nuevo, CA
Chapter: West Coast
Posts: 1,047
Rep Power: 22
 
Trader Score: 0 reviews
I have only used the Blue Fel-pro gasket, Had I known that they had this one I would have used it. It looks great!

Troy.


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.

Model: 2000 SE + SVG Pkg. without alloys
Color: Tropic Green Clearcoat Metallic.
Engine: 3.0L FFV Vulcan (2v)
Transmission: AX4S / AXOD
Mods: Mach Audio RCU and Sail Tweeters, Upgraded OEM CD player, Infinity Reference 6x8's in all 4 corners,
Centennial Headlight Mod, Green LED Gauges, Painted Gauge bezel and K&N Custom intake system.
00greenlx is offline  
post #8 of 9 (permalink) Old 07-23-2012, 12:26 PM
Crazy Devoted Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2006
Chapter: Midwest
Year: 1998
Model: Mercury Sable
Engine: 3.0L 24v Duratec V6
Posts: 22,398
Rep Power: 112
     
Trader Score: 1 reviews
^+1!
sheila is offline  
post #9 of 9 (permalink) Old 07-23-2012, 12:52 PM
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2010
Chapter: Southeast
Posts: 15
Rep Power: 0
 
Trader Score: 0 reviews
If you take your vehicle to an oil-change place: Some years back I worked at one. While many of these places (the "10-minute quick-lube" type) only bother to drain "most" of your oil while they are wiping off your old oil filter so it looks like they actually put a new one on, the place I worked at at least tried to do what the customer was paying for. I say tried because the owner felt that each team of two employees should be able to do at minimum six full-service oil changes per hour regardless of the condition of the vehicle or type (ever try to do a complete oil & filter change, check/fill front diff, rear diff, transfer case on a mud-covered truck that hasn't had the respective plugs out in a decade, check all lights/belts/hoses, replace failed light bulbs, etc. in ten minutes?) - and that was before he cut his employees by 2/3 and sent the second member of each oil-change team to the back to work on other things. But, still, we tried to do the right thing as much as possible. One day I heard the guy in the other lane tell a customer, "I noticed some oil on your oil pan so I snugged all the bolts on it real good." So it is possible that you did everything correctly on the gasket but a well-meaning(?) idiot later over-torqued all the bolts because he saw oil - oil that may not have even leaked from the pan in the first place, lol, because it all ends up on the pan (or points south) eventually anyway due to gravity.
bobbug is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the Taurus Car Club of America : Ford Taurus Forum forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in










Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page



Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome