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I have a 1999 Camry with a 2.2 engine and am replacing the front crank seal, oil pump seal and gaskets. My repair manual has you put the oil pan back on using a silicone type of sealant. However, my local parts house shows a gasket for this.

Any suggestions? If I do use the gasket, should I use it dry or with a thin coat of RTV?
 

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I seem to recall changing those seals without dropping the pan, but it's been a while.
 

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I think you're supposed to use a combination of RTV with the gasket. Wait for someone else to say something before you buy anything.
 

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I did this not to long ago. Buy the Toyota brand gasket maker from your toyota parts dept, use a liberal amount around the oil pan mateing surface, reinstall and let set up i think its for 12hrs, IIRC. I had the same question as you, but there was no gasket when i took off the oil pan so i just did it the way it came from the factory.
 

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Either way is fine-gasket or RTV.
I use a gasket ,with the RTV between the oil pan and the gasket only.
Pro's for RTV-good solid seal.
Cons-a PITA to remove pan if you have to in the future.

Pro's for gasket-easy to install and remove
Cons-a good, even torque is more critical on all oil pan bolts for a good seal.
not that big of a deal if you have a micro torque wrench.
 

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I think you're supposed to use a combination of RTV with the gasket. Wait for someone else to say something before you buy anything.
:thumbsup: just replaced the oil pan gasket on the 92 camry last week and this is what i did. I only put RTV on one side of the gasket :)
 

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If you use RTV make sure the surfaces are cleaned with alcohol and dry. RTV was used to ease assembly by robots. I personally still prefer cork-rubber gaskets.


I have a 1999 Camry with a 2.2 engine and am replacing the front crank seal, oil pump seal and gaskets. My repair manual has you put the oil pan back on using a silicone type of sealant. However, my local parts house shows a gasket for this.

Any suggestions? If I do use the gasket, should I use it dry or with a thin coat of RTV?
 

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There is no factory gasket. Toyota used only a special sealant during assembly.

08826-00080 FIPG Seal packing 13.82/10.50

It's a bit pricey, but it's highly regarded. And it's about the same price as a good gasket. Unless you already have a gasket, perhaps from a gasket kit, I don't see a reason to use anything else.

If you do use a gasket, you generally should not use a sealant. And if you do use a sealant on the gasket, put it only on the part that comes off, in this case the oil pan.
 

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Fel-Pro does have an aftermarket cork-rubber gasket for those who want to use it.

+1 on sealer usage.


There is no factory gasket. Toyota used only a special sealant during assembly.

08826-00080 FIPG Seal packing 13.82/10.50

It's a bit pricey, but it's highly regarded. And it's about the same price as a good gasket. Unless you already have a gasket, perhaps from a gasket kit, I don't see a reason to use anything else.

If you do use a gasket, you generally should not use a sealant. And if you do use a sealant on the gasket, put it only on the part that comes off, in this case the oil pan.
 
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