Oil pan gasket

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Hello everyone, I am gathering pieces to change the rear crankshaft seal on my 2003 Sahara, I already have the Mopar seal 5018594AB, I have doubts about the oil pan gasket since I have only seen reviews about Felpro, I would like to do the work next Saturday and the one I can get the fastest is Mahle OS32118. Has anyone used it before? Please can you tell me a link to the RTV and the anaerobic that you have used and has it worked for you?
 
For the rear main seal (what you called the rear crank seal), I believe this is the RTV the FSM calls for, although I've never actually used it.
https://www.amazon.com/dp/B004FCJF0U?tag=wranglerorg-20

The felpro is the gold standard around here. I don't know anything about the Mahle, but the Felpro is the gold standard for a reason. There is a how-to for this in our How-To section, I would be sure to look there if you've not undertaken this process before.
 
For the rear main seal (what you called the rear crank seal), I believe this is the RTV the FSM calls for, although I've never actually used it.
https://www.amazon.com/dp/B004FCJF0U?tag=wranglerorg-20

The felpro is the gold standard around here. I don't know anything about the Mahle, but the Felpro is the gold standard for a reason. There is a how-to for this in our How-To section, I would be sure to look there if you've not undertaken this process before.



Yes, I have seen references everywhere about Felpro for pan oil but I want to end this leak now, it has been getting worse in recent days and on Thursday I will have all the pieces to start, the only thing missing is the pan oil gasket. Thank you anyway
 
Yes, I have seen references everywhere about Felpro for pan oil but I want to end this leak now, it has been getting worse in recent days and on Thursday I will have all the pieces to start, the only thing missing is the pan oil gasket. Thank you anyway

Sounds like the die was cast before you posted this thread then. Report back with your results.
 
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Sounds like the die was cast before you posted this thread then. Report back with your results.

Partially yes, but no one responded saying, stay away from that and I couldn't find anything negative about her online either. I will report on results
 
Don't over torque the pan bolts. That's an easy mistake.

I will be careful, I have saved a thread from this forum where a hero showed step by step how to do it, including the required torque on the screws. I will really do it halfway because I will be the assistant of a friend who is a mechanic but I really want to learn how to do this and make it perfect.
 
The hardest part about doing the oil pan is that you have to remove the exhaust. The rear main is a bit of a pain, because it's easy to screw up the seal sliding the new one in. Which isn't to discourage you, everybody on this forum has probably screwed it up at least once. And even if you do it right it will probably still leak a little.

Which reminds me, you might try a heavier and/or non-synthetic oil to slow down the leaks.
 
The hardest part about doing the oil pan is that you have to remove the exhaust. The rear main is a bit of a pain, because it's easy to screw up the seal sliding the new one in. Which isn't to discourage you, everybody on this forum has probably screwed it up at least once. And even if you do it right it will probably still leak a little.

Which reminds me, you might try a heavier and/or non-synthetic oil to slow down the leaks.
This leak is with conventional oil, the previous owner only put that in it and even so the leak is increasing, I don't want to imagine if it had synthetic what it would be like
 
Sounds like the die was cast before you posted this thread then. Report back with your results.

Finally I did not use Mahle, when I arrived I saw the label it said made in Taiwan and I am aware that Felpro is made in the USA, I made an effort in the last few days and managed to get a Felpro at an autopart, today the installation was completed, I cross my fingers.
 
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