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I dropped the oil pan on my grandsons 1999 9-5 (4cyc). I have a question on removing the old gasket sealer. The sealer has left shinny material on the mating surfaces. I tried a scaper and a wire brush, but they both scratched the soft metal of the pan. I also tried gasoline on a rag, without luck. Any ideas?
 

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I always just used a razer blade and/or soft wire brush. Even if you scratch it a little you should be alright just no big gouges.
 

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I just use a cup brush on a drill and buff that sucker out. Kinda like this one.



Go pick one up at the hardware store and scrub away. Then clean it out with some engine or carb cleaner or gasoline or whatever once you have all the big stuff off.
 

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You can get special gasket remover which is sprayed on and works nicely.
 

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Thanks everyone. I didn't know that they made a spray gasket remover.
 

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I usually scrape/brush the best I can, then wipe it all down with acetone to get rid of any oily residue and stuff...

Just make sure you don't get any major gouges in it.
 

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Try Brake Cleaner. I used it this weekend while replacing my head gasket on my motors. Worked pretty well with just a rag. I would suggest using gloves or your hands might start to feel funny :cool:
 
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