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Old 10-16-2002, 09:01 PM
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ok ive done this job twice and still cant get it right. what is the key to installiing the front rubber seal where the pan meets the timing cover? thats where im getting my leaks.
please help is it worth just getting a one pice seal?

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Old 10-16-2002, 09:07 PM
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try coating it with "The Right Stuff" It is a gasket maker that is pretty pricey, but I have had really good luck with it. Or, like you said, it may be worth it to get a one-piece seal.
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Old 10-17-2002, 12:35 AM
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I toss them and use a bead of silicone, problem solved and never leaks. Works well on intakes too. Use automotive silicone not bathtub.
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Old 10-17-2002, 03:34 AM
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Make sure you're using the right one. There were two different height gaskets used. You have to measure from the botton of the timing cover to the top of the radius. Not sure offhand which gasket goes with which cover but the instructions that come with the Fel-Pro set is pretty clear. I don't know if that's the cause, but it could be.
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If it's a small block Chevy, then do what Engineczar said. As far as I know '77-'79 had the "thick" rubber gasket on front.
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