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If you do pull the pan again, look at the seal area on the pan (see picture) and make sure it's not cracked. I had the same problem and come to find out the pan was cracked around the sealing lip on the front and rear. I welded it up and smoothed it down and installed the 1 piece gasket and it has worked fine since.

Another trick I do is apply RTV at the points shown in the picture, both on the pan side and the block side. Once you get the pan installed, let the RTV cure before starting the engine.
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Thanks for the tips guys. I bought the pan brand new. Not chrome.
I'll also check the timing cover as well. There may be something wrong with the cover.
I checked the bolt for the fuel rod, all good there. No issues.

I'll check tomorrow night and get back with you guys.

Thanks again.
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Applying rtv sealant to the four corners is something i do also and i also apply a thin layer of indian head gasket shilac to the block surface and to the bottom of the pan where it contacts the gasket and ive never had a leak.
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