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oil pan & tc cover

Can I put the oil pan on and THEN the tc cover of should I do them at the same time? This was many brain cells ago.
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Yes, that's the way I always do it. Use a little RTV in the corners where the timing cover meets the pan. And install the new crank seal in the cover before you install the cover....easier on the bench.
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Should I use assembly lube on the inside of the tc cover /crank seal?
Also, I cant find the torque specs for the oil pan to tc cover bolts. the books says 12 lbs for the pan to block.....the aluminum tc cover makes me nervous and I sure don't want to strip the threads
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12 foot pounds? You're likely to bend the pan and cause leaks...that's too tight. Use a 3" long short ratchet, or a 1/4" drive ratchet, and turn the bolts snug. If you start to pull the pan lip in, and squeeze the gasket out, you are too tight. Tighten just to the point where the pan lip wants to pull in....about 7 ft. lbs, max. Use wheel bearing grease or engine oil on the lip of the crank seal. I use wheel bearing grease or vaseline. Not much, either.
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