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OK so I've got the new crank in. Yaay. ;) Now I am looking for suggestions on what to use to hold the oil pan gasket up on the block (the motor is still in the vehicle, an 87 YJ w/ 258) while I get the pan up on it. The Fel-Pro box says to use Fel-Pro gasket adhesive YEL1, which I can't find. I did find some other stuff that was "gasket/weatherstripping adhesive" that supposedly is resistant to oil, and it also was yellow, but I'm not sure if it will spoil the seal between the gasket and the block if it eventually rots away. Otoh, the guy at AutoZone suggested I use gasket shellac, the brown goopy kind that comes in a little bottle with a brush on the cap.

Anyone know what will work, and work well? I don't want it to leak! :)

TIA.

 
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3M makes some stuff that is for putting sand paper onto sanding disks. I think it is just called Sanding Disk Adhesive if I remember correctly. Parts store should have it. Just spray it on and let it tack up. Then go for the install. We used this all the time and never got any comebacks from a problem. I'm assuming you have a cork gasket and that is why you need this. A cork gasket is superior but you can get rubber ones that come with little screw in plastic tools to hold the gasket in place while you work. We'd use the rubber ones on engines that were still in the vehicle and hard to get to to make it a little easier. Just be really careful not to over torque the rubber one if you decide to go taht way as they will get pushed out easily if you overtighten them.

 
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The yellow weather strip adhesive will work just fine.The gasket is the one doing all the work.The Monkey snot just holds the gasket in place.

 
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I have always used Permatex Hi-tack for all of my gaskets. It is sticky enough to hold the gasket in place while gravity is trying to pull it off and is impervious to oil. Also, find some all-thread the same diameter and thread count as your oil pan bolts. Cut three or four inch long pieces and thread them into the oil pan bolt holes before you put the gasket on. Works great for keeping the gasket in place while you hold the pan up there and put the bolts in. Then remove them after a few of the bolts are in and holding the pan on.

 

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Monkey Snot

That Monkey snot will work great. Just put it on and let it cure for a few min and then put he gasket on. It will work Great. That is what I use all the time.
 

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Re: Monkey Snot

I used the red hi-temp peramtex on mine. No leaks. There were little tabs on the gasket sides that fit into little grooves on the round portions front and rear - hard to explain, but I'm sure you know what I mean by looking at it. Be careful that those don't get overlapped, or I would think you'd have gaps. Of course, it's a lot easier on an engine stand with the motor upside down when I did it, than underneath the Jeep. :|

Good luck
Pete

88YJ,4"susp,33"BFGMTs,9000#winch, hm swing out TC/HL mount ,258,999,4.10,weber32/36,GMHEI.
 
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