Originally Posted by Benthic
Originally Posted by woodgrain View Post
...The pan gasket goes on dry if you're going to replace it. ...
I could have swore I read in my Clymers to use Hylomer gasket sealer - I'll recheck!
The oil pan gasket has a heat-activated sealant on it and supposedly doesn't need additional sealant. Contrarywise, I usually rub a very faint application of silicone sealant ("Blue Goo") onto both sides of the oil pan gasket. This gives a bit of extra leak protection ("Belt and Suspenders") and also serves as a release compound so that next time the gasket will easily peel off the sealing surfaces instead of having to be scraped off.