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I think I've decided to use a one-piece oil pan gasket on my motor, SB350, but wanted to hear any comments from you guys that have used them. And I also have a question, Do you still apply gasket sealer to the corners around the front and rear mains (as I read in a magazine article)? I'm ready to install the pan so any info would be appreciated. Thanks.
I think they are great. They come with little plastic thread in dowels. Make sure the threads are clean and chased....(no, not "chaste") or you might have trouble getting them back out.
It should have instructions, but I don't recall it needs any sealer
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I used it in the Cloner..... works great. If you are the rare breed of guy that actually reads instructions...... it states.. "do not use silicone!!!" It's a simple thing really, rubber won't stick to silicone, "bond" is the better term. I didn't use silicone (although it was tough!!).... and no leak.
Just put mine in last week and it leaks from the rear. I'm kinda surprised. Re-torqued the bolts. I'm tempted to pull the thing apart and re-do it a third time. It most likely is NOT the gasket and something I've missed or not done correctly.
Hey Teddi, i pulled my motor 4 times and replaced the thilnksndifgn;laksdf thing every time due to it leeking. All and all It was because of the Summit racing 7 quart oil pan. The gauge of metal was to thin and when i would torque it down with the one piece gasket it would always leak. I tried both putting sealer in the corners and not putting it in the corners. Either way it didn't leak any differently.
Solution: Bought a 350 dollar Canton Racing 8 quart pan. Put the one piece in and put a scoche of sealer on the corners(a film with the finger). Torqued it down and doesn't drip a drop or even have a juicy fart of oil!
It is most likely your pan, check the metal thickness and if the holes cave in just a little, the slightest amount will create problems.
Good mistake to be learned by my stupidity and youngfullness. I did get real good at pulling th e motor, could get it out in 3 hours, drop tranny, wiring and pulling included. Haha
-Rennskii(have to pull it again to put her in the SS)
used the one pcs twice and would never even think of going back to the old style. They are made so they can not leak unless you have other problems. No sealer needed and you can also reuse them. I wont , but they say you can. Well worth the the 25.00 bucks I paid.
Anyone know off-hand what the Fel- Pro part number is for the one piece gasket on our pans (rear sump Moroso pan, 400 block). I'm going to try and order it along with some other small things from Summit tonight. THANK YOU in advance for the help. Dale
FPP-1880 Fel-Pro Performance Oil Pan Gaskets
Oil Pan Gasket, 1-Piece, Rubber, Steel Core, Chevy/ GMC Small Block, Each $38.69
FPP-1885 Fel-Pro Performance Oil Pan Gaskets
Oil Pan Gasket, 1-Piece, Rubber, Steel Core, Chevy/ GMC Small Block, Driver Dipstick, Thin Front Seal, Each $37.88
my link doesn't show proper listing, but you can click to the application page from it
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