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5.0 Oil Pan gasket issue

last night I ran into an issue installing a Fel pro 4PC oil pan gasket.

The rubber seal would not fit into the groove of the rear bearing cap. I was able to install the ends but the seal was a little to wide. It would not snap in like on the front. I even switched the two but still had the same issue.

I went got it as close as I could then installed the pan. I was thinking the pan would hod it in. Now I am second guessing that decision.

Are there any know issues with the seal fitting? Should I pull it apart now that it is on the stand?

I am using a 5.0 block with an older pan from a 302. From what I read the 1 pc gaskets dont work well with the grooves in the older pan and have had isses with one in the past ao I would like to stay away from the 1PC gasket.

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this is a common thing, but it will fit, the seal has an edge on each side which makes it hard to put in the main cap, but what I have always done is glue the sides on with rtv silicone if your going to use rtv. let it set up and make sure all holes are lined up. afterwards start from the center of the main caps pushing the seal down into the grove, then work it down the sides eventually lining up the alignment tabs on the side gaskets to the alignment grove in the seal. then repeat other side. it may appear to long but its not, its just a really tight fit
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