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sb400 OIL PAN

Discussion in 'OffRoad Design' started by Chris1972, May 27, 2001.

  1. Chris1972

    Chris1972 Registered Member

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    Are there any diferences between a SB400 oilpan and from a 350 engine????? How can i tell them apart????
    Also what is a good price for a used Dana60 front axle???

    Chris

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  2. BurbinOR

    BurbinOR 3/4 ton status

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    Chris, might want to post this on the main 4x4 board as it is not really an ORD question. I believe the oil pan is the same for both the 400 and 350, but am not sure. Post over there and someone will know for sure.

    As far as a Dana 60 goes, if you get a rebuilder (decent shape) for $750 you are lucky.................most cores even are going for $500 needing full rebuilds. Getting a D60 in good shape will cost you minimum $1000 up to around $2000............all US funds of course. Good luck............put a D60 in my K5 last weekend.

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  3. Mudstud

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    I have a sb400 too, but that's beside the point. I'm 95% sure there is no difference however let me tell you one thing I learned from working on a 305. Apparently there are 2 different types of oil pans that will bolt up. The difference is the space between the timing chain cover and the pan. One leaves a larger gap than the other. The good news is that they make a thicker gasket for it so problem solved. Recommendation: buy both types of gasket kits and return the one you don't use.

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  4. 84_Chevy_K10

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    Most gasket kits come with both the thicker and the thinner front gasket for exactly what you're talking about.

    All SB Chevy oil pans are identical except that the 80-85s use a passenger side dipstick, and the 86 and later ones use 1 piece oil pan gaskets and rear main seals.

    If I were removing an oil pan, I'd definitely put out the $30 for the Fel-Pro 1 piece oil pan gasket for older engines. It's worth every penny and it eliminates oil leaks.

    Tim
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  5. Stephen

    Stephen 1/2 ton status Moderator Vendor

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    The other replies sum it up


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