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Author Topic:   PAN GASKER IN OIL FILTER?
dirtbuster
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posted June 07, 2002 10:44 AM
A few weeks ago we had the oil pump pickup tube knocked off so we took the motor back to the engine builder to have checked out and when he cut the filter open he found all kinds of cork from the pan gasket. I don't doubt him I am just curious has this happened to anyone else. He put a rubber gasket back in so we dont hav to worry about it now. I would have never thought about the gasket deteriorating and possibly plugging the filter up.


marty
Member
posted June 07, 2002 01:41 PM
I've herd of this once before but the guy was using a vacuum pump.


Blackgold
Member
posted June 07, 2002 11:04 PM
I usually run the rubber(felcoprene?) type gasket, but was short on time last year, so I used a cork one. 355 SBC,3.48 stroke. I noticed cork in the filter all year long, put it down to bits of squished out cork getting knocked off by all the oil and windage flying around.


BayouGent
Member
posted June 08, 2002 03:59 AM
Is that motor a stroker motor? Running a stroker crank in a 350 block with a decent set of rods requires grinding on the block in areas where a stock pan gasket would protrude and get torn up by the rotating assembly. Just a suggestion as to what it could possibly be. I always prefer to use the rubber oil pan and valve cover gaskets regardless. They last longer than the cork gaskets and don't absorb oil like the cork does either.


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