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CAUTION: Do not rotate the engine upside down with the oil pan attached. Sludge and debris in the oil pan will fall into cylinders, pistons and connecting rods, possibly causing rapid wear. Sludge may also plug the engine oil pickup screen.
NOTE: Do not allow the sealer to age more than two (2) minutes prior to oil pan installation or total five (5) minutes before bolts are tightened to specification.
NOTE: The transmission bolts to the engine and the oil pan when installed, so it is important to install spacers if they were included with the engine assembly. Not all engines require spacers. If spacers are to be selected, it is important to measure the gap between the surface of the rear face of the oil pan at the spacer locations and the rear face of the engine block. Refer to the following procedure for checking this dimension.
CAUTION: Failure to measure the required spacer thickness can result in insufficient or excessive clearance between the engine oil pan and the transmission, when installed in the vehicle. This can result in oil pan damage and/or an oil pan leak.