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Revised Oil Pan Gasket Replacement for Ford 3.0L Engine
A service oil pan gasket and a new service oil pan gasket kit has been released for all Ford 3.0L-2V "Vulcan" engines built from 1986-2001.
The new Ford gasket eliminates the need to attach the gasket to the block
with a contact adhesive thus eliminating gasket creep during
installation. Slightly longer fasteners have also been released and
packaged in the kit. The old bolts must be replaced with the new ones.
The new gasket is installed by placing it on the oil pan and not gluing
it to the block. The bolts will still have to be torqued twice during
installation and once after the engine has reached operating
temperature. The torque value for the bolts has not changed and is the
same as listed in service manuals.
Use the following revised Oil Pan Gasket Kit (2U7Z-6710-AA) and installation procedure:
1. Remove the oil pan and discard the old gasket and fasteners.
2. Clean and inspect both the oil pan and the engine
block mounting surface. Carefully and thoroughly remove ail traces of
the old RTV sealant from the oil pan and engine block. Refer to the
Workshop Manual for the correct metal surface cleaner.
3. Apply beads of Silicone Gasket and Sealant
(F7AZ-19554-EA), or equivalent meeting Ford specification
(WSE-M4G323-A4) to the front cover and rearbearing cap-to-block parting
lines (Figure 1).
4. Install the gasket on the oil pan, being careful not to damage the plastic tabs.
5. install the oil pan to the engine block with the
new fastener (boits) packaged in the service kit, run down ail the
bolts by hand (Figure 2).
Note: The two corner bolts near the fron of the engine are a different length.
6. Tighten the 4 corner bolts first to 106 in.lbs. (12 N-m)
7. Tighten lhe remaining 14 bolts from back to front (alternating from side-to-side) to 106 in.lbs. (12 N-m). (Figure 2)
8. Check all the bolts by retightening to the same
torque specification appropriate model year Seivice Work Shop Manual
and discard the old gasket and fasteners.
9. Finish installing the oil pan with appropriate fasteners.
10. Refill engine with oil, start engine and allow it
to reach operating temperature. The cooling fan should cycle at least
one time. Stop the engine and retighten (torque) all the oil pan bolts
to 106 in.lbs. (12 N-m).
11. Inspect for oil leaks.
Some or all of this information was provided by the Automotive
Parts Remanufacturers Association (APRA). For more information on
technical bulletins available through APRA call 703-968-2772 or visit www.AutoBulletins.com.