Revised Oil Pan Gasket for 1986-2001 Ford 3.0L 'Vulcan' Engines - Engine Builder Magazine

Revised Oil Pan Gasket for 1986-2001 Ford 3.0L ‘Vulcan’ Engines

The old bolts must be replaced with the new ones. The new-formed gasket should be installed by placing it on the oil pan rather than 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 the service manuals, 106 in.lbs. (12 Nm).

After verifying all mounting areas are flat and clean, follow the procedure listed below to install the revised gasket kit p/n 2U7Z-6710-AA. Beads of sealant are still required in the four corner mating areas of the pan and block.

Apply beads of silicone gasket and sealant (F7AZ-19554-EA), or equivalent meeting Ford specification (WSE-M4G323-A4) to the front cover and rear bearing cap-to-block parting lines.

Install the gasket on the oil pan, being careful not to damage the plastic tabs. Install the bolts noting the two corner bolts near the front of the engine are a different length (p/n W708366-S437).

Tighten the four (4) corner bolts first to 106 in.lbs. (12 Nm).

Tighten the remaining fourteen (14) bolts (p/n W708365-S437) from back to front (alternating from side to side) to 106 in.lbs. (12 Nm). Go over the bolt torque procedure a second pass at 106 in.lbs. (12 Nm) again.

Go over the bolt torque procedure a third pass at 106 in.lbs. (12 Nm) and once again after the engine has reached operating temperature.

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   

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