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Oil pump gasket, I got questions

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by BigBurban350, Jun 24, 2003.

  1. BigBurban350

    BigBurban350 1/2 ton status

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    Some people tell me there is a gasket, some people say you dont need one. Wouldnt a gasketed one be the best even if it doesnt require a gasket. I bought gasket paper to make one, it seems logical to me to have a perfect seal there, because my old bearings need all the oil availible.

    Anybody got opinions or facts plz reply.
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  2. slider

    slider 1/2 ton status

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    I have never seen a gasket for the oil pump. I have rebuilt about 10 350's and 2 454's no such critter exists
     
  3. Lonnie

    Lonnie 1/2 ton status

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    For some reason, some kits come with one.

    Do NOT use them. The surfaces are machined so the fit is rather close. If you ues the gasket & it partially blows out, you will have a massive leak where the gasket was causing more harm than good. Please throw them away ASAP.
     
  4. Don

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    No gasket is needed. Toss it, they come in kit's but toss it anyhow. /forums/images/graemlins/eek.gif
     
  5. BigBurban350

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    Thank you for the feedback, I will not install a gasket.
     

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