I never cared for RTV , with the exception of corners where two gaskets meet (ie:intakes on v8's)
I prefer to use Permatex Aviation grade Form-a-Gasket. It is a semi-liquid form applied with a brush , which is part of the container lid.
Just brush on a thin film on the gasket and the mating surface , let stand for 10-15 minutes , this allows it to 'tack up' , then assemble.
Letting it get tacky helps hold the gasket in place while you get the parts in position , but still allows you to reposition it for alignment.
Many people use too much RTV , and when squeezed out , a piece of it could get jammed in an oil passage.(Seen it happen)
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