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Gasket

Discussion in 'Transmission & Transfer Case' started by ahoppj, Jul 11, 2020.

  1. ahoppj

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    I’m looking to replace the gaskets on the transmission pan and oil pan. Should I just go ahead and get new pans also or should replacing the gasket be fine ?

    THANKs!!!
     
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    New gaskets will be fine, long as You flatten out around the bolt holes.
     
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    thanks man!
     
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    I usually use a deep well socket a little larger than what the foot print is of the bolt head on the oil pan or rocker arm covers, timing chain cover and clamp that socket in a vice. Set the pan on the socket onto the area of the bolt hole and tap them back flat again.
    A piece of flat bar steel or even a large diameter pinch will work, round bar stock, rebar, anything with a nice flat edge to it.
    You just want to get them bolt holes back to a flat state again or else the gasket will leak as bad as before.
     

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