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  Transmission Pan Gasket .. - Posted: 07-06-2010, 05:16 PM
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Getting prepared to do a pan-drop this weekend.

I took back the "Pro-King" filters from advance auto to get the Mopar filters and noticed the Mopar pan filter didn't come with a rubber gasket to go around the pan. Do I need to buy this gasket separate or would ultra-black RTV sealant be just the same? My first time doing this and not really looking to screw anything up. Thanks!
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 Posted: 07-06-2010, 09:59 PM
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I have always used RTV, Ultra Copper Hi Temp. I believe the service manual states to use it. The truck comes stock with Mopar RTV on the oil and trans pans.
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 Posted: 07-06-2010, 10:18 PM
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The transmission pan gaskets are usually reusable,.. it is on my 48re. You have no truck description so I am just throwing this out there.
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 Posted: 07-07-2010, 07:11 AM
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yeah but there is no trans pan gasket on the rfe-545, just silicon on the pan.

Getting the old sealant off the pan and trans can be a pain (especially the pan). Go get a can of this Permatex Gasket Remover and it will take it off very easily

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 Posted: 07-07-2010, 07:29 AM
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Sorry about that, the truck is a 2005 Ram 1500 5.7L Hemi 4X4, 2DR 6Ft Bed.

I may have to pick up some of that gasket remover. Scraping the old gasket off of the rear diff was pretty time consuming. Thanks for the suggestion
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 Posted: 07-07-2010, 10:36 AM
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I just spent at least an hour cleaning the gasket off my pan. I know someone wrote a new pan was $32. When I do it again I would buy new pan....install a drain plug in it. I used gasket remover but it didn't do a lot.They don't sell that type in the can shown in California any more (or at least I couldn't find it).New stuff doesn't work as well.
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 Posted: 07-07-2010, 12:45 PM
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That what i listed above works extremely well. But dont get it on your skin because it WILL burn.
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| Debadged | SRT-10 hood | Custom CAI | Fumoto oil valve | 12" of lift | Power Wire | 9007 Bi-Xenon 6k | 9006 Single Beam 6K | 2nd battery tray (2K CCA total) | Big 3 upgrade w/1ga wire | Altezza clear tails w/LEDs | Clear LED 3rd light | 26gal to 35gal fuel tank swap | Viair 380c air compressor | train horns | Ceramic pads (F&R) | Westin Nerfs | Chrome door/tailgate handles | Custom switch panel | Custom center console | B&M QuickSilver floor shifer | Xbox 360 | Audiobahn A8000V (1600w sub amp) | Audiobahn 2002V (400w mid/high amp) | 2 12" Kicker DVC CVRs in a FoxBox | 4 Kicker DS650s (front & rears) | 2 Kicker KS350s (dash) | 2 8" LCD screens in the sunvisors | 2 6" LCD screens in the headrest | Clifford 50.7x alarm | 20/15% tint | Diablo Trinity - custom and 93 tuned | Mopar 6.1 ignition conversion | Start ignition push button | KRC 210 cam | 6.1 springs & pushrods | 6.1 half covers | 180* T-stat | Taurus E-fan | Pacesetter ceramic LTs | dual DMH cutouts | (2) 4x14" round magnaflows | 4x24" tips | X pipe | Jimmy Jammers | Ported (85mm) TB | Innovate LC-1 wideband | Sonnax transmission pressure booster | Mopar slush mats | RBP grill | powder coated calipers | custom rim/grill lights |

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 Posted: 07-07-2010, 05:13 PM
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That what i listed above works extremely well. But dont get it on your skin because it WILL burn.
Thanks for the reminder... I remember seeing a post about another type of gasket remover that would burn your skin if it makes contact. Nice to know that this stuff does the same before working bare handed. Looks like rubber gloves for this job
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 Posted: 07-09-2010, 12:10 PM
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I used a gasket it soo much easier when you have to drop it again. I also used the NAPA filters cause they where less then half the price of MOPAR and came with the gasket. I talked to a service guy at my dealer and he said that the NAPA filters are crap and not to use the gasket. I did it at 50k and I am at 70k now, i have a transtemp gauge and never had a problem, but if i had to do it again i would get the mopar filters and use RTV..and put in a drain plug!!
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 Posted: 07-10-2010, 06:23 PM
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Thanks for everybodys input. Just did it today with Mopar filters and Castrol ATF+4 Fluid. RTV Ultra Black for the seal. I'll find out tomorrow how well the seal held up. I just put it on and let it cure for an hour and a half before adding any fluid.
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 Posted: 07-11-2010, 10:48 PM
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Tip I got from Chefred112, use a wire wheel to strip off the old gasket material. I just changed filters/fluid yesterday and the gasket came off so quick. I put the wheel in my Dewalt and stripped that old RTV off like nothing. I added a drain plug while I was at it. I RTV'd the hell out of that thing on the inside and outside. I am too scared of it leaking! lol
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1/8: 9.113@70.814 --- 1/4: 14.365@95.470
Exterior: Blacked Out 06-20"s, 295/50-20 Falkens, 2/4 Drop - Hotchkis coils/DJM Flip, Sport Conversion, Mopar Air Dam, Good Hood, ARE Cover, Rollpan, Mopar fuel door, LED 3rd Brakelight, Black Headlights, HID Fogs, Powdercoated Black SS Grille, Homebrew Powdercoated bumper grill with smoked turn signals
Interior: Infinity pkg, Slammed1 Bezel, BedRug, SRT Pillar
Performance: Hotchkis F/R SwayBars, Bilsteins, MIT tube, AEM Wideband, Comp 260, 6.1L Pushrods, 6.1L Exhaust Springs, QTP Cutout, Super Chips, NGK 4306s, Taylor Wires, TransGo Shift Kit, AT3030, CalTracs.
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