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Opinions on using oil pump to block gaskets. Anyone use them?

I have never used a gasket between pump and block on GM engines as long as both surfaces were true and no scratches etc. Seems some pumps donate a gasket with their pumps for mating to block
 

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never used one.. and if I ever did it would have to be a coper or aluminum crush type.. to much pressure in that area for a fiber gasket...... if the gasket ever let go.. is could create havoc.. with a pump now un seated, and movement .... plus the major internal oil leak........

Nope.. just a machine mated surface for me thank you!:D
 

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For me it depend on the engine. On a Chevy, I never use one, but on the Pontiac engines I do. I always just follow what the factory did.
 

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How about a ford 302
Yes, there is a gasket (usually supplied with the new pump) for the Windsor Fords. Especially on the pickup since the rear sump models have to "SUCK" through a LONG pick-up tube.:yes:
 

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Yes I agree with that gasket at the pick-up to oil pump to be installed, but not at the oil pump base to the engine block.
 
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