Parts Catalog Accessories Catalog How To Articles Tech Forums
Call Pelican Parts at 888-280-7799
Shopping Cart Cart | Project List | Order Status | Help

Go Back   PeachParts Mercedes-Benz Forum > Mercedes-Benz Tech Information and Support > Tech Help

LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 01-20-2003, 12:24 AM
Registered User
Join Date: Oct 2001
Location: California
Posts: 281
Question Tell me why we don't use a sealer on transmission pan gasket

I noticed that there are a lot of postings about transmission pan gaskets leaking. The problem is that the pan is over torqued, and the pan gets deformed. It is common practice not use a sealant when putting a transmission pan on. This is understandable since it might be hard to the get the gasket maker off the transmission and the pan. However, in the case of a deformed pan, would it not be better to carefully put sealant on the gasket rather than buy a new pan?

Reply With Quote
Old 01-20-2003, 12:34 AM
Registered User
Join Date: Jan 2002
Location: Colorado Springs, CO
Posts: 1,006
Why would it be better?? The last thing you want is chunks of sealer trying to float around thru your tranny. Replace the pan or let it leak.
Brian Toscano
Reply With Quote
Old 01-20-2003, 05:38 PM
Registered User
Join Date: Mar 2001
Posts: 51
Transmission pan sealer

If your transmission pan is not deformed, then clearly you don't need a sealer. However, if you already have a deformed pan (and it's a slight deformation), I see no way that using a sealer on the pan poses any risk that the sealer will contaminate the transmission, as long as you don't over apply it. I think you are right, the future removal of the pan will be more difficult, and you will have to be careful in removing the gasket residue at that point, so that none of the residue gets into the tranny.

Reply With Quote


Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 06:42 PM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2019, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Search Engine Optimization by vBSEO 3.6.0
Copyright 2018 Pelican Parts, LLC - Posts may be archived for display on the Peach Parts or Pelican Parts Website -    DMCA Registered Agent Contact Page