can the wrong oil pan make this sbc leak?
on a sbc, I have an oil leak where the pan meets the timing chain cover. new gaskets didn't fix the problem, so I'm thinking maybe the pan is the problem. I do not know what year the block is (can't find any numbers and the pad has been milled) other than the dipstick is on the passenger side. this was a crate engine and I used the oil pan off the old engine. how do I tell if I need the pan with a one piece seal, or does it matter? could the wrong oil pan be why this thing wont stop leaking oil? oh yeah, the timing chain cover is new too; all bolts are tight.