1980 Chevy Camaro TH350 Pan tightening sequence

Tiny
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  • 1980 CHEVROLET CAMARO
  • V8
  • 2WD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 186,000 MILES
Hello
I have a 1980 Camaro Z28 with the TH350 Automatic. I can't seem to get my pan to stop leaking. It didn't start leaking until I put a shift kit in and reinstalled the pan with a new gasket.

I even purchased a new pan (figuring the old one was warped around the bolt holes) and the leak is worse now!

Is there a specific bolt tightening sequence (like with head bolts) that will make the gasket seal correctly?

Also, is there a type of gasket that prevents leaks?

I've been trying to find this info online, but haven't had any luck

thanks for your help!

patrick
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Friday, November 20th, 2009 AT 3:36 PM

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Tiny
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Hi
Did you use any type of sealant on gasket?
Let me know
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Friday, November 20th, 2009 AT 3:50 PM
Tiny
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Nope, didn't use any sealant. I heard it could break off into the pan and get stuck in the passages of the tranny.

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Friday, November 20th, 2009 AT 5:44 PM
Tiny
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That's correct Torque pan bolts to 71-89 inch lbs. Use front back side side alternating sequence then torque final in a rotating around pan bolts. Is fluid level correct? Is filter paper or pick up screen?
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Monday, November 23rd, 2009 AT 9:50 AM

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