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front oil pan gasket leaking

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by Beast Owner, Sep 6, 2001.

  1. Beast  Owner

    Beast Owner Registered Member

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    I recently replaced my rear oil seal on my 79 K5, now my front pan gasket is pouring oil when I am on a steep incline. I put Ultra Black RTV sealer on it but to no avail, any suggestion?
     
  2. Stoopalini

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    When I put mine back together, the front rubber, half circle part of the seal was the most difficult to keep in place. Maybe it just didn't seat properly? I would remove the pan and check it out.

    One other thing you may consider: When I put mine back together, I noticed that the dipstick tube came out of the engine. I could see how this could happen, and someone not notice it. If the tube came loose, it would leak right down the side of the pan. --- just something to check.

    Good luck,

    Thomas.

    -- '84 K5 Blazer --
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  3. Beast  Owner

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    Thanks will check both.......have a good one
     
  4. Waxer

    Waxer 1/2 ton status Author

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    One other thing to check is that Small Block Chevy's use 2 different sized front oil pan seals. They have different thicknesses. Depending on your timing cover you might require the thicker of the two and thats why its just pouring out. I had the same exact problem and after 4 oil pan gasket replacements I finally figured it out when the counter guy with some knowledge passed that bit on to me. I put the thicker one on and have never had a problem since. Hope this helps.

    Crawlin the rocks with my K5
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