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1968 350 Leaking Timming Cover

Hello Everybody!

Just wanted to post the mistake I did, so won't happen to anybody else, while changing the cam and the heads. Instead of removing the oil pan to install my timing cover I went ahead and just bolt on the cover and forgot to look under to see if the gasket was on properly in with the oil pan lol.....and I also found out I intalled the wrong gasket after reading here on the forums. I should have installed the thin gasket not the one that comes with the new timing cover is thicker. Now for taking short cuts I have to go back and remove the oil pan and replace it with a one piece gasket by Fel-Pro thin front seal. This is My first time taking apart an engine and learning on the way by looking it up on Youtube see the pic. below on the timing cover
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Old 08-29-2012, 11:32 AM
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Forget the Felpro one piece pan gasket. They're a pain in the rear when you're doing a pan from under the car! Nearly impossible to get it to stay in place while the sheer weight of the gasket is fighting you.
Go to a std. 4 piece and just take time to do it correctly. We've all had pan gaskets that leaked, even new. I had one that the front seal fell inside the pan and I didn't notice until I fired it up and got the leak. Had to do it over, but that's life sometimes.
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Thanks for the info. I will go with the 4 piece
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