Handy Hints: I prepare the crankcase mating surfaces by using a clean rag on one finger and spraying it with Brakleen. Then I repeat that until the rag remains clean. You think they are clean but when you do this you see how dirty they really are. Fitting the oil pump Wire brush the screw threads and prep with solvent, then apply red Loctite. Only use grease on your new gasket. This is what you should always use on gaskets (excluding head). If the mating surfaces are extremely dodgy then I will use Loctite 515. Please don't post here that you use Hylomar, Permatex or some other gunk and it works really great for you. Put it in your own thread.