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Username Post: Unstoppable oil leak        (Topic#359540)
EdelbrockEverything92 
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Age: 35
Loc: Arkansas
Reg: 04-17-19
01-21-20 01:34 PM - Post#2784819    

Man, i've tried everything I can think of to stop this leak. Anybody have any tips or suggestions for getting this closed up? It's got the Fel-Pro rubber/metal gasket on it (which i'm sure you're all familiar with) and it doesn't fit like it's supposed to, and I wish I would've known it was as common of a problem as it is before I bought it. So I tried ALOT of rtv on both sides hoping it would work, because a bunch of old drag car builders I know suggested it...but as you can see, it didn't, and it actually made it worse. I've been trying to ignore the small drip on the front of my oil pan for a couple of months now, but it got the best of me. Here's a link to the video. https://youtu.be/mBZAF1CLUBo

92' 4x4 K1500


 
Bad56Sedan 
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Loc: Pasadena, Texas
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01-21-20 05:46 PM - Post#2784837    
    In response to EdelbrockEverything92

That don't look good,
Either the pan or the timing cover is bent wrong or something,
Or you have the wrong front gasket,
From what I know there are two sizes of the front gasket.
I think 1978 is where the size changed.
Just a guess but I'm guessing you have the wrong one?
Fel-Pro has a one piece gasket for $31
You need the one for the year timing chain cover you have,
That one piece gasket goes on dry, that way you get to lay under there and clean every inch.
Then struggle to push the front piece into the timing chain channel.
This gasket is steel core inside blue silicone and its thicker than cork.
I read it eliminates oil leaks 99%, but then the cork gasket is $13-15.
Just an opinion, or just an idea, hopefully just the wrong size front gasket.


VC56S 2 door Sedan, 39 Years



Edited by Bad56Sedan on 01-21-20 10:28 PM. Reason for edit: No reason given.

 
ragtp66 
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01-21-20 06:50 PM - Post#2784843    
    In response to Bad56Sedan

I second using this 1pcs gasket it comes with some neat lil clip doo dads that fold the gasket in place and will hold the pan up til you get the bolts started then they come out.
Key is to CLEAN CLEAN CLEAN all that RTV off of everything. Just a very small amount right at the four corners where the pan meets the block.

Best of lock man.

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YOUNG57 
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Loc: Tennessee
Reg: 12-06-10
01-21-20 10:26 PM - Post#2784858    
    In response to EdelbrockEverything92

Is that a FelPro one-piece oil pan gasket?

Be aware there are two sizes for SBC. One with thin front and rear seals for early oil pans and one with thick front and rear seals for late oil pans. If you use the one with thin seals on a pan that needs thick ones you can’t stop the leaks.

It is best to just get and try the one with thick seals.

And like mentioned above they come with 4 screw-in plastic guides with clips to align and hold the gasket and pan in place until you start some screws.




Edited by YOUNG57 on 01-21-20 10:27 PM. Reason for edit: No reason given.

 
EdelbrockEverything92 
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01-22-20 05:12 AM - Post#2784865    
    In response to YOUNG57

It's the Fel-Pro OS34500R, and it's the 2nd one i've bought now. It sits flush on 1 side, but sits almost an inch higher on the other. The block has a 638 casting and i'm pretty sure it came out of an 1989 Corvette, because it has the Engine Suffix: ZLC and the 10088113 aluminum heads on it. Decided that i'm gonna try out the Mr. Gasket 8558. I've been told alot of people went through the same thing and in the end, they had success with this one. Can't be any worse than what's on it now.

92' 4x4 K1500


 
Bad56Sedan 
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01-22-20 11:10 AM - Post#2784891    
    In response to YOUNG57

Fel-Pro 0S34500R is blue silicon
No blue silicon is visible in the video,
Here's a pic of one.
It is for either left or right side dip stick.

I'm starting to see a pattern here,
Makes me wonder why I'm seeing it.
Hmmm.........

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VC56S 2 door Sedan, 39 Years



Edited by Bad56Sedan on 01-22-20 11:19 AM. Reason for edit: No reason given.

 
EdelbrockEverything92 
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Age: 35
Loc: Arkansas
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01-22-20 01:37 PM - Post#2784898    
    In response to Bad56Sedan

That's because I used 1.5 tubes of rtv to try and close the giant gap that the gasket has at the front. I've bought 2 of em, so i'm 100% posi3of what I have

92' 4x4 K1500


 
EdelbrockEverything92 
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Age: 35
Loc: Arkansas
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01-22-20 01:39 PM - Post#2784899    
    In response to EdelbrockEverything92

This is exactly what mine does. https://youtu.be/270rX3XwDHY

92' 4x4 K1500


 
YOUNG57 
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Loc: Tennessee
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01-22-20 03:07 PM - Post#2784905    
    In response to EdelbrockEverything92

If you are using
Fel-Pro OS3400R Oil Pan Gasket, 1-Piece, Rubber/Steel Core, Chevy, GMC, 5.0/5.7L

Perhaps you should try
Fel-Pro OS34510T Oil Pan Gasket, 1-Piece, Rubber/Steel Core, SBC, either side dip-stick Thick Seal
I have one on a 1970 SBC with aftermarket chrome pan and absolutely drip free.
Or
Fel-Pro 1880 Oil Pan Gasket, 1-Piece, Rubber/Steel Core, SBC, left side dip-stick, Thick Seal

Or possibly
Fel-Pro 1881 Oil Pan Gasket, 1-Piece, Rubber/Steel Core, Chevy, 267/305/350, right side dip-stick Thick Seal




 
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