OK, I plead the 5th on this project, but I don't get it. I have now attempted 3 times to replace the orginal oil pan gasket on my 2003 GCV 3.3 Motor only to have continuous oil leaks. I have read to use and not to use Black RTV in Manuals, Web and Gasket instructions and cannot get the thing to NOT Leak. What am I missing? This most recent attempt I replaced the stock Oil Pan, New Gasket and only used Black RTV at both ends of oil pan. I placed a small bead of silicone at each end from corner to corner and maybe 1-2" around the corners of the pan and it is now leaking at the ends. The gasket instructions said NOT to use any RTV Silicone, but the Haynes manual and web say otherwise. I don't want to pay dodge $150+ but maybe that is the best step? Can anyone offer words of wisdom here? I may pull the pan back down - buy a new gasket and try it again using the oil over since I just did this project this weekend. Thank YOU in advance.
2003 Grand Caravan