What I do is clean the engine block and pan clean. Swab both sides of the oil pan gasket with indian head and install it. No waiting required. Just snug up the bolts, making sure you do not over tighten them to the point the gasket starts squishing out the sides. Using a 1/4 inch ratchet helps from over tightening. Just a light snugging is all that is required.
Last edited by Memphis metro
on December 1st, 2013, 4:38 pm, edited 2 times in total.