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oil pan gasket ????

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by NoSmog73, Jan 28, 2003.

  1. NoSmog73

    NoSmog73 1/2 ton status

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    Ok the last time I change that S.O.B It took 4 times to seal right, So my question is can I use the permatex gasket maker ultra blue rtv #77B to Make a gasket on the pan instead of trying to get those 4 pieces of the gaskets to line up again and seal in the first time...LOL /forums/images/graemlins/k5.gif
     
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    The last pan I did I used the one piece gasket made by Mr. Gasket. Ran me $25...it's neoprene (soft rubber) with steel inserts in the bolt holes and came with all new bolts. I thought it was well worth it, especially since it was super easy to install and never leaked.

    Rene
     
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    never leaked.


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    Thanks Rene' that is worth it in its self...LOL
     
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    The 4 piece gasket is meant to be installed on an engine stand with the motor upside down...the one piece goes on just as nicely on a motor that's in the truck. It was probably the best $25 i ever spent on that 350/forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif

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    Put a one piece on my vette, I'll never go back.... plus after a year I pulled the pan off( I spun a few bearings) and the gasket is still perfect and reuseable!
     
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    I also champion the one piece rubber one. The performance shop that built my last motor installed one. They said they never use any other oil pan gasket on any of their motors.
     
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    Make sure you get the right one. There are two different thicknesses because of the timing covers.

    John
     
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    Yep, I found that out the hard way! /forums/images/graemlins/angryfire.gif I need a different one because of that exact reason. I haven't ordered it yet, but I will be very soon!
     
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    Make sure you get the right one. There are two different thicknesses because of the timing covers.

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    So how cdan I know which is it ...I trust my parts guy and he ordered the one for my year ....
     

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