Jump to content

Welcome to Ultimate Subaru Message Board, my lurker friend!

Welcome to Ultimate Subaru Message Board, an unparalleled Subaru community full of the greatest Subaru gurus and modders on the planet! We offer technical information and discussion about all things Subaru, the best and most popular all wheel drive vehicles ever created.

We offer all this information for free to everyone, even lurkers like you! All we ask in return is that you sign up and give back some of what you get out - without our awesome registered users none of this would be possible! Plus, you get way more great stuff as a member! Lurk to lose, participate to WIN*!
  • Say hello and join the conversation
  • Subscribe to topics and forums to get automatic updates
  • Get your own profile and make new friends
  • Classifieds with all sorts of Subaru goodies
  • Photo hosting in our gallery
  • Meet other cool people with cool cars
Seriously, what are you waiting for? Make your life more fulfilling and join today! You and your Subaru won't regret it, we guarantee** it.

* The joy of participation and being generally awesome constitutes winning
** Not an actual guarantee, but seriously, you probably won't regret it!

Serving the Subaru Community since May 18th, 1998!

Guest Message by DevFuse

- - - - -

Auto Transmission Pan Gasket on 93 Impreza AWD???

  • Please log in to reply
10 replies to this topic

#1 pearlm30


    Eat, Live, Breath Subaru

  • Members
  • 356 posts
  • Tampa, FL/ Bethlehem, PA

Posted 28 November 2003 - 07:39 PM

I am thinking to do a transmission pan drop and replace the filter and o ring. I went to the local dealer to buy the pan gaskey, transmission filter and o ring, but the parts guy told me there is no pan gasket for this transmission, I will have to use liquid gasket comes from a tube.
Is this sound right? Anyone done this before?

#2 kevinsUBARU



  • Members
  • 2,967 posts
  • Ulster County

Posted 29 November 2003 - 08:08 AM

I was hoping that someone who has done this would respond first, but no one did, so heres my shot at it:

Yes, although I have not done it, the dealer is correct. There is no gasket, just the liquid one you have to apply.

#3 Legacy777



  • Moderator
  • 12,810 posts
  • Houston, Tx

Posted 29 November 2003 - 12:08 PM

unless the trans is that different, there should be a pan gasket......

#4 theotherskip


    Eat, Live, Breath Subaru

  • Members
  • 329 posts
  • Philly, PA

Posted 29 November 2003 - 01:17 PM

there is a tsb (#01-143-960) from 1996 that addresses recommended sealants and adheasives. for the transmissions:

Application: transmission pan mating surface (4EAT without a paper gasket)
Recommendation: Threebond 1217B
Equivalents: 3M T-3 Silicone (black) #08670 or Loctite/Permatex Ultra-Grey #599

I used the ultra grey for my oil pan when i resealed it, and have been very pleased with the results. it was available at pep boys.

they do make some mention of a gasket, but they may have eliminated it in favor of a liquid gasket...

#5 avk


    Certified Subaru Nut

  • Members
  • 965 posts
  • Somerset County, NJ

Posted 29 November 2003 - 09:28 PM

I remember reading that the change from gasket to sealant was mid-year in 1995 and that if a gasket was used originally, it should be replaced with another gasket. I believe that was in another TSB, but not sure now. Also, I agree with the idea that the filter screen can catch only large debris and doesn't need to be replaced in normal operation.

#6 Nug


    Lurker/off-topic poster

  • Members
  • 1,968 posts
  • West Point, VA

Posted 30 November 2003 - 12:53 AM

Ah, the RTV game. As far as which gasket sauce is best, the "ultra" types of whichever color you like best seem to work wonders, but for the more heretical, Hondabond seems to work VERY well. Also in the realm of less soupy silicone sauce is an RTV avalible through Cummins (the diesel engine manufacturer) that is excellent, and if it can keep an insanely high boosted diesel running wide open from leaking, then it gets a gold star in my book.
This post was probably absolutely unnecessary, but i felt like typing.

#7 Phillip


    USMB is life!

  • Members
  • 167 posts
  • Eugene, OR

Posted 30 November 2003 - 01:20 PM

We commonly use RTV in place of transmission pan gaskets (and many other applications too) in our shop with excellent results. Make sure your surfaces are clean and dry before applying the sealant, and follow the manufacturers directions. I've probably used every 'color' & 'type', all with excellent results.

#8 pearlm30


    Eat, Live, Breath Subaru

  • Members
  • 356 posts
  • Tampa, FL/ Bethlehem, PA

Posted 02 December 2003 - 02:21 AM

I decide to take off the pan. FYI, I do have a paper gasket on the pan. It appear to be in good shape. Now what can I do? Anyone have a part # for this gasket? If I can not get the gasket, I guess I will have to reuse the old gasket??!!
Thanks a lot.

#9 NOMAD327


    Eat, Live, Breath Subaru

  • Members
  • 343 posts
  • danville, PA

Posted 02 December 2003 - 10:27 AM

NAPA has usually listed paper gaskets even for cars that came with RTV sealed joints. Probably most other automotive stores will as well. I prefer a gasket on an automatic transmission, because many of them drip for a long time as the oil trapped in the torque converter slowly finds it's way out. If the oil drip goes across the gasket area, it will prevent getting a good seal.

#10 avk


    Certified Subaru Nut

  • Members
  • 965 posts
  • Somerset County, NJ

Posted 02 December 2003 - 12:37 PM

I believe you can get an OE gasket mail-order, it's not an obsolete part.

#11 shortlid


    Subaru Nutcase

  • Members
  • 610 posts
  • Derry, New Hamphire

Posted 21 January 2005 - 10:25 AM

I got one of the 4EAT from a local parts store for $8???

0 user(s) are reading this topic

0 members, 0 guests, 0 anonymous users