1987 Chrysler LeBaron Oil Pan Gasket

Discussion in 'LeBaron' started by Michael Blomquist, Apr 18, 2004.

  1. Oil pan was damaged slightly (small hole near drain plug) on a median. Got
    the pan welded and sealed up again, but now I'm having difficulties getting
    it back together. This is the 2.2 liter turbo engine. There are two rubber
    seals that are supposed to seal the front and rear bearing extension area
    (big cutouts in the oil pan). The front seal (right) fits fine, but the
    rear seal (left) on the bell housing side is giving me fits. This is also a
    critical fit area and is more or less blind due to structural interference
    and an aluminum bell housing cover plate. To refit the oil pan you have to
    insert the flange into the small space between rubber oil seal and this bell
    housing cover and then push it slightly. On my previous attempt, the rubber
    oil seal was displaced out of its seat and oil was leaking big time into the
    bell housing. Took it all apart again, cleaned off all the RTV, got a new
    gasket set, and found out that the rear (left) seal seat casting is just
    slightly too small for the seal. I sanded off some rubber on both ends of
    the seal to make it fit better, and applied some high tack sealant to
    hopefully hold everything in place when I go to bolt it back together.
    Anybody else ever have this kind of difficulty or can recommend a different
    way to proceed? MB
    Michael Blomquist, Apr 18, 2004
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