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- Dec 22, 2018
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- 2018 CTR - CW, 1996 Honda Accord EX coupe
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The OEM oil pan didn’t have a gasket but had some type of sealant. I opted to go back with Honda Bond liquid gasket.
Asked my machinist buddies and they suggested applying to both mating surfaces, so started at the engine. Made sure the face was wiped with contact cleaner first.
A thin bead was all that was needed. Didn’t want too much as it could extrude into the oil pan area and create major issues.
Smoothed the bead across the sealing face using the high tech finger method. Made sure it was spread thin and uniform.
Engine prepped for oil pan reinstall.
Did the same for the new oil pan. Made sure to go around each Of the (17) bolt holes.
Baffled oil pan prepped for install. I left the passenger side (top) bare, because I didn’t want to gum up the chain linkage while fitting the pan. Seemed like a good idea to apply the remaining Honda bond after the pan was pulled in place… However it wasn’t
Would apply the entire thing if had a redo..
Finally got the pan in, but was afraid to pull it back to get room to properly apply the last of the Honda bond then smooth it.
The pulley wheel was in the way and made it super difficult (and painful) and couldn’t get a good look to make sure it got properly covered.