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Don't buy Chrome oil pans...They LEAK!

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by _DeeVee8_, Aug 10, 2000.

  1. _DeeVee8_

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    Don\'t buy Chrome oil pans...They LEAK!

    I just had been out shopping for this and that--and a new oil pan--

    put the new oil pan on--80.00 and change for a chrome jobby...

    freakin thing leaks!

    I was told it was an exact fit! the holes barly line up and the pan wasn't even level if you put a straight edge on it..

    just my 02

    "You tried your best and you failed miserably.The lesson is, never try" [​IMG]
     
  2. Executioner

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    Re: Don\'t buy Chrome oil pans...They LEAK!

    Sorry, buyer be ware, don't believe that salesman.
    Hope you can get a refund. And if it don't say made in USA, then it is not made in the USA.
     
  3. 78k5

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    Re: Don\'t buy Chrome oil pans...They LEAK!

    Rough up the top edge of the pan where the gasket is and it may quit leaking, alot of times that chrome plating will not seal against a gasket and it will need to be roughed up so it will grip. Same thing with chrome valve covers. I don't know what to tell you about the holes not lining up.
     
  4. BigBurban

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    Re: Don\'t buy Chrome oil pans...They LEAK!

    Do the rough up thing and be sure to use the little stock spreader strips. Aftermarket pans are almost ALWAYS thinner gauge which makes the mounting surface wavey when you tighten up the pan.

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