Most gaskets do not use RTV Silicon. Some go dry or w/ High Tack sealer.
L4 w/ best valve cover gasket go dry. Rubber or Cork use High Tack only.
Some oil pans use it but in small amounts and only in a few places, not whole gasket.
You need Torque values on bolts etc. Aluminum parts and others are easy to wreck.Most torque specs are on clean and dry parts and bolts/nuts.
Any lube, including anti seize, then torque to specs can break things.
A few other notes...
Front Main often need sleeve on old balancer or replace the balancer. If balancer have issues then new seal will leak.
Drive-in seals need a coat of High Tack or Super “300” (both are paint type) in hole you drive the seal. Like axle and Front Main seals.
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