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Oil pan gasket choice
Posted by: Layton Curtis ()
Date: November 23, 2022 06:37PM

What is the best choice regarding the material? I always used Fel-Pro but the Pix don't look like they used to.

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Re: Oil pan gasket choice
Posted by: JimBrandberg ()
Date: November 23, 2022 06:50PM

I like the material John Sweet sells. It's more rigid than rubber or cork/rubber so you can actually tighten the bolts without the gasket squishing out. I seem to have better luck with this material with a Late pan with the positive ribs than an Early pan with the negative recesses.

Jim Brandberg
Isanti, MN
CorvairRepair.com



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Re: Oil pan gasket choice
Posted by: corventure Dave ()
Date: November 23, 2022 11:26PM

What Jim said! thumbs up

Corventure Dave

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Re: Oil pan gasket choice
Posted by: toms73novass ()
Date: November 24, 2022 05:38AM

x3 on John Sweets gaskets, just double check with him on the material it is made from. I know there was a period of time he could not get it due supply chain issues.

-Tom


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Re: Oil pan gasket choice
Posted by: JimBrandberg ()
Date: November 24, 2022 06:19AM

I got some a month or two ago and it was back to the original good material.

Jim Brandberg
Isanti, MN
CorvairRepair.com



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Re: Oil pan gasket choice
Posted by: Wagon Master ()
Date: November 24, 2022 07:01AM

4X on John Sweet's gaskets, and parts in general. He's also a proud associate sponsor on my 69 vert.

Friends Don't Let Friends Drive Stock
Been Aircooled Since 1973
Northwest Ohio 45840

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Re: Oil pan gasket choice
Posted by: wittsend ()
Date: November 24, 2022 11:07AM

With four thumbs up for John Sweet gaskets (BTW, never used his pan gasket but he was a pleasure to buy other items from) I have to ask Wagon Master if his signature "Friends Don't Let Friends Drive Stock" is new, or have I just missed it all these years? confused smiley It sure made me chuckle when I saw it. smiling bouncing smiley

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Re: Oil pan gasket choice
Posted by: Layton Curtis ()
Date: November 24, 2022 04:13PM

Thanks all. Good to know.

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