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Old 08-12-2004, 10:46 PM
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Need advise - oil pan gasket.

Whats up gang,
I have a 350 cid in my 65 Malibu. I need to put in an oil pan gasket (broke the one piece on a timing cover removal). The one piece never even hinted at leaking before, so I'd like to put another back in.

Can I do this without completely removing the motor?

I was going to try unbolting the mounts, jacking the motor up, putting blocks of wood in the space created at the mounts and lowering it back down on the blocks. I'm hoping that will give me enough room to pull the pan out. So what do ya think, pipe dream (or should I say pan dream)?

If I can't do it my back yard mechanic way, is there a good four piece gasket out there that someone can recommend?

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Old 08-12-2004, 11:50 PM
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If your going to do the oil pan gasket with the engine in the car I would definatly use a one piece gasket. Also I thnk you have the right idea with jacking up the motor as much as posible and then trying to get the pan out. If you cant get the pan out you can still use a one piece gasget you just have to get the gasket around the oil pickup.

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well

I would also pull the dist. cause you don't want to be jacking just about have the pan out but not quite enough clearance so you jack it up a little further and hear the dreaded sound of your dizzy getting mangled. but yea i would do another 1 piece no problem.
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Old 08-13-2004, 06:22 PM
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Thanks.. Distributor off, loosen the trans mount, got it.
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Get the one piece Fel-Pro gasket. Just make sure you know if you need the thick or the thin one.
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Old 08-13-2004, 06:44 PM
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Get the one piece Fel-Pro gasket. Just make sure you know if you need the thick or the thin one.
'77-'79 motors needed the thick one (front piece below timing cover is thicker).
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'77-'79 motors needed the thick one (front piece below timing cover is thicker).
That is assuming the stock pan and timing cover. My '73 400 needed the thick gasket. I have a Milodon 7 qt. pan and 2 piece timing cover.
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The motor has a stock pan with stock chrome cover. It is a Goodwrench 350 HP, 73 to 85 application (Part #10067353). I believe it is the thick one. I found the part (Fel- 0S34510T One Piece) at Kragen Auto (So. Cal.) $10.00 cheaper then Jegs or Summit. Just got to take the time to work on it now.
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