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Default N54 oil pan gasket question - 02-08-2018, 07:40 PM

when installing the new oil pan gasket do i NEED to use glycerin? I saw in a DIY a guy recommended using it, Im not sure if it is essential, or even what it does. if someone could explain further thatd be great
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Default 02-09-2018, 07:33 AM

I'm not sure what you would use glycerin for. When I did mine I just dropped the sub frame and had to move a couple other things around to do it.
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Default 02-09-2018, 11:07 AM

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I'm not sure what you would use glycerin for. When I did mine I just dropped the sub frame and had to move a couple other things around to do it.
did you use any gasket sealant or anything of that sort? or did you just put a new dry gasket back in?
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Default 02-10-2018, 07:03 AM

I just put the new dry gasket back in. Make sure you torque the bolts in the right sequence and correct spec. They are one time aluminum bolts so I would NOT reuse the old ones.
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Default 02-10-2018, 07:17 AM

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I'm not sure what you would use glycerin for. When I did mine I just dropped the sub frame and had to move a couple other things around to do it.
Did you remove the subframe completely, or just drop it down to gain access?
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Default 02-10-2018, 03:27 PM

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Did you remove the subframe completely, or just drop it down to gain access?
I dropped it completely since im doing turbos at the same times, personally makes it so much easier
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Default 02-10-2018, 06:39 PM

Thank you!
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Default 02-10-2018, 09:03 PM

I just dropped my subframe down and did it. I just used some permatex hi-tac to hold The gasket in place. 20k miles and no sign of leaks.


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Default 02-11-2018, 02:29 PM

Did mine rod a long with turbo oil feeds and drains, dropped the subframe down and had moree than enough room to remove the sump. Didn’t use at sealers just bolted up dry
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Default 02-14-2018, 06:01 PM

Thanks for the info guys.
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