1999 Dodge Dakota oil pan major leak

Tiny
SHANE CAMPBELL
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  • 1999 DODGE DAKOTA
  • V8
  • 2WD
  • MANUAL
  • 1,500 MILES
I just installed a crate 360 in my dodge. Drove it bout 1,500 miles with no leak now oil pours out of pan very fast when I start it.I have lowered the pan 4 times and put red seal a gasket with no luck. Why would it pour out so fast the gasket looked fine and was brand new. Is there presure in the pan?(Crossed vacum line?) Any help would be greatly appreciated
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Wednesday, March 11th, 2009 AT 8:57 AM

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Tiny
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Check PCV system if blocked pressure builds. Also was windage tray on engine? Did you use old pan?
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Wednesday, March 11th, 2009 AT 11:04 AM
Tiny
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The pcv valve is brand new but I did reuse the old oil pan and not sure what the windage tray is.
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Wednesday, March 11th, 2009 AT 12:00 PM
Tiny
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New PCV but does it pull air out of engine is there suction? When first installed pan did you use just a gasket and no red silicone? What torque was on pan bolts?
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Wednesday, March 11th, 2009 AT 1:08 PM
Tiny
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I didnt check for suction from pcv valve and I just dabbed red silicone to hold the gasket in place and I torqued the bolts to spec per the manual. Is it easier to raise the motor or drop the tranny to get the pan off I have to replace the gasket it now I tore it a little the last time I dropped the pan?
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Thursday, March 12th, 2009 AT 8:51 AM
Tiny
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Remove dist cap, remove motor mount bolts, remove exhaust pipe. Raise engine, remove pan
Do not use red silicone on new gasket use brush tack or 3M weatherstrip adhesive. Also when pan is off eye ball down pan on side to engine if bolt holes are raised need to pound flat. Place piece of metal or large punch in vise run pan bolt holes over and tap flat.
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Thursday, March 12th, 2009 AT 1:50 PM
Tiny
SHANE CAMPBELL
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I really appreciate the help and if I can ever find a job here in florida I will be sending in a donation
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Friday, March 13th, 2009 AT 8:52 AM
Tiny
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Hi
I live in Cocoa where you hanging your hat?
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Monday, March 16th, 2009 AT 12:53 PM
Tiny
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I live in cape coral been here a month down from cincinnati
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Wednesday, March 18th, 2009 AT 9:20 AM

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