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Hello everyone first post here. Need some opinions if this is going to be ok or if I should replace it again. 2001 outback LL. Pulled oil pan, cleaned mating surfaces then ran a bead of RTV about 1/8-3/16" around the pan, put the gasket on and bolted everything back up 5ft lbs all the way around but the gasket split in several places. I've never seen a gasket do this.
Thoughts? Might have to pinch and zoom to see the splitting
 

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Once a gasket loses integrity you need to assume it’s no longer going to seal. That gasket is toast.
 

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Subaru generally uses Fuji Bond sealant instead of RTV. No gasket on the oil pan. Apparently the Nissan brand is same but way cheaper than from Subaru
 

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Is that the sheet-steel pan to aluminum-bucket mating surface, or the big aluminum bucket to the block?
 

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The pans are RTVed from the factory. You do not need to use a gasket. Get a tube of Permatex Right stuff, put on a bead and seal it up.
 

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pull the pan, scrape all old gasekt material off the bottom of the blck and off the pan. Permatex Ultra Grey RTV.

No gasket is used at all. Why did you try to use a gasket anyhow?
 
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