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Oil Pan gasket - Cork vs. Rubber - has anyone used both?

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by 1986Blazer, Jul 19, 2002.

  1. 1986Blazer

    1986Blazer 1/2 ton status

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    I need to replace my oil pan gasket. NAPA has two versions for my engine (86 year model 350). One is the basic
    cork with rubber gasket for the timing cover and rear crank journal. The other is totally rubber with brass inserts for
    the bolts. Will this rubber gasket work with my pan or is that for a different pan. Has anyone used both of these
    gaskets??? Any advice here will be welcome! I need to do this next weekend so time is kinda critical.

    Thanks

    Chris
     
  2. Greg72

    Greg72 "Might As Well..." Staff Member Super Moderator

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    I heard that the "all rubber" gasket is the way to go on the 350 blocks.

    I don't have that option on my BBC, so I had to piece together the cork and rubber strips to make a complete gasket. What a pain!

    BTW -> you got those subwoofers working yet?
     
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    84_Chevy_K10 Banned

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    1 piece FELPRO is the only way to fly! Do not use anything but a Fel-Pro.
     
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    I gotta go with Tim..every oil pan gasket I have ever replace (and rear and front main seals for that matter
    ) I have used rubber, one-piece ones from Fel-Pro...they have awesome products... but if Fel-Pro is unavailable, for sure go with rubber /forums/images/icons/grin.gif
     
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    I second that!!!!!!!
     
  6. 1986Blazer

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    Subwoofer???? I almost forgot about that thing. I have not had a minute to myself for the past four months. I have
    finally finished the hull of my boat - DAMNNNNNN that was hard!!! I am also almost finished rebuilding the BorgWarner
    transmission in the boat. However, Paint Day is July 29, 30 & 31. I will also do the sub box then! I just got my
    Alpine CD player and I also got new Sony componet speakers for the doors. I am ready to install it all, I just need
    to get the damn boat painted. Check out the pics of the boat repair - it also details the tranny rebuild:

    http://www.geocities.com/pennyan82/index.html

    Patience.......It's not for the faint of heart!
     
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    pay the hight price of the rubber.. they dont leak!!!! and can reuse!!!
     
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    84_Chevy_K10 Banned

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    I had a Mr. Gasket 1 piece that leaked. I threw it away and bought the Fel-Pro.
     
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    i have used a few of them now... on different blocks...

    i put a dab of silicon on the rear and front seals.. just a little though
     
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    I'll 2nd that.
     

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