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Unread 01-19-2015, 05:00 PM   #1
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Best oil pan gasket for the 2.5?

I'm just full of questions today.

I see there is a rubber 1 piece oil pan gasket available or a 4 piece set that uses cork side gaskets.

What's the better one to go with?

Also want to sneak in one more question. Is there a seal or gasket at the distributor? I see oil leaking there. ??


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Bob

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Unread 01-19-2015, 05:36 PM   #2
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I'm just full of questions today.

I see there is a rubber 1 piece oil pan gasket available or a 4 piece set that uses cork side gaskets.

What's the better one to go with?
I dont see a Felpro kit that is one-piece for an 87 2.5L available. On our 91 2,5l we used a 4-piece rubber set, and I also used a thin coat of Black RTV so around the lip of the pan to help seal it. If you use the Cork/Rubber kit, make sure you get the Felpro 4-piece set that includes the lower edge seal for the timing cahin cover. A little RTV couldn't hurt either.


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Also want to sneak in one more question. Is there a seal or gasket at the distributor? I see oil leaking there. ??
Yes there is a circular paper seal that sits between the distributor stem seat and the block. If you are leaking, get a new one Felpro Gasket
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Unread 01-20-2015, 01:53 AM   #3
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Best advice on a pan gasket is to make sure the bolt holes are flat,no dimples, clean all surfaces of any old material, use a thin coat of rtv as previously suggested and do not over tighten the bolts. Too often people over tighten the bolts which deforms the pan. It may seal well at the time but the next time it's changed those bolt holes will seal tighter than the rest of the gasket and could result in a leak. If you find any bad spots, place the lip of the pan on a 1x6 board and gently hammer the hole flat.
Flat mating surfaces is the key to any good seal.
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