Had a small crack in the aluminum transmission cover on my 15. Took it off and had it welded, bought a new gasket set and am really to put back together. Is there any trick or pitfalls I should be aware of before I start. I know this is an area that often developes leaks so any advise is appreciated.
Thanks Royce. Good info
I use a modest amount of RVT on both sides of the felt. Be sure to leave a good bead where the pan, block and trans cover come together. It's never been difficult to get apart when necessary.
Soak the felt with shellac before installation. It will seal the felt so it won't wick oil and seal it to the metal surfaces. No RTV needed
Ditch the felt, it is a big wick for oil to leak from. lay a 1/4" bead of silicone on the block and a heavy bead in the three corners of block, pan, and hogshead. Once it cures peel away the extra that squirts out if you don't like the look.
I with Mike. I used a bead of the Right Stuff on my alum cover and no leaks. Hard to argue with that. I know others do it different but I see a lot of them leaking as well.
I too quit using the hogshead felt years ago and only use a bead of "The Right Stuff" now. It works far better than anything else.