Memphis metro
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December 1st, 2013, 4:34 pm #41

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.
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aartod
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December 1st, 2013, 4:38 pm #42

So, do not tighten them to spec? Just snug--- do you have to periodically check them for loosening?
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Memphis metro
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December 1st, 2013, 4:38 pm #43

When you change your oil, you can put a socket on them and see if any are loose. Forget specs and snug them up, keeping in mind they are small bolts and very little is required.
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December 1st, 2013, 4:41 pm #44

I think I will try your method, I don't have much car time today and I would like to be driving this thing today! Last night I cleaned every trace of rtv off and I will clean the surfaces with alcohol and a quicky acetone wipe then install.
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December 1st, 2013, 5:38 pm #45

The problem with snugging the bolts is that everybody has a different opinion of what snug is!!!! Well anyways, I just installed the oil pan big rhino style, now off to church with brown goop on my hands!
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December 1st, 2013, 5:45 pm #46

Been to church many of times with monkey snot on my hands.
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December 1st, 2013, 10:44 pm #47

I got it runnin again... However it is idling too high. No check engine light. All hoses are hooked up as described on the hood sticker. Most the vacuum lines are new, however I will check the couple old ones for leaks. Anyone have any suggestions to why the idle is too high? I unscrewed the idle speed adjuster screw and it had no effect on it at all. When I rev the engine it idles high for 20 or 30 seconds then it falls but still it's high.
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December 1st, 2013, 11:02 pm #48

I'm not exactly sure how the idle speed control valve works, but it seemed to run a lot better with it disconnected yesterday.
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December 1st, 2013, 11:07 pm #49

Okay, never mind about the idle speed control valve... I just disconnected it and it runs the same
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December 1st, 2013, 11:27 pm #50

So, I have no idea what to check now. I cannot get it to idle where it should... It acts as if it thinks it's cold- maybe. I have checked every vacuum line and they are all perfect. I was hoping to start driving this car tomorrow, but as it sits I cannot even get the timing set.
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