One Piece Oil Pan Gasket Thickness ???



One Piece Oil Pan Gasket Thickness ???

Postby Indycars » February 13th, 2011, 4:02 pm

My preliminary check shows the the Melling Pump 10552 and Moroso pickup 24360 at 8 1/4" from the pan rail, no gasket. The pan is from Midwest Motorsports # 9731 measures 8 3/8" from the pan rail to the bottom. This leaves 1/8" clearance, excepts for the thickness on the one piece oil pan gasket.

My question is how much will the oil pan gasket add to the clearance ??? I will measure it with gasket later when I get one, but I'm checking to see if I might anticipate a problem later.

It looks like both gaskets would work, but there is $12 difference. Will either one work ???

Oil Pan Gasket Option 1 ( $44 ):
http://www.summitracing.com/parts/FEL-1 ... refilter=0
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Oil Pan Gasket Option 2 ( $32 ):
http://www.summitracing.com/parts/FEL-O ... /?rtype=10
fel-os34510t_w.jpg


How easy will it be to bend this pickup if I need more clearance ???
mor-24360_w.jpg


Oil Pan Link:
http://www.midwestmotorsportsinc.com/in ... parent=277
9731.jpg




BTW oil pan rails are flimsy on some oil pans
ID check the oil pan rails are not bent/warped and if you need to use some black silicone sealant, but Ive never yet had that be necessary, most leaks are the result of EITHER the gasket not being seated correctly or over tightening the bolts bending oil pan.

you might want to Use with P/N 12553058 RH and P/N 12553059 LH oil pan reinforcement plates to distribute the bolt stress on the oil pan rail for 1985 and earlier oil pans P/N 14088501 (LH) and P/N 14088502 (RH).1986 and newer
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Re: One Piece Oil Pan Gasket Thickness ???

Postby grumpyvette » February 13th, 2011, 7:19 pm

the gasket is about .125 thick so that in theory should provide the oil pump pick-up with a minimum 1/4" pick-up to oil pan clearance which will need to be verified with some clay and a test fitting. you really want 3/8" under the oil pump pick-up lower surface to the oil pan floor.
before you get crazy you'll want to do the test and verify what your dealing with
if and when you need more clearance between the two you can either swap oil pump pick-ups or modify the current components and in most cases a few whacks with a rubber mallet on the pick-up assembly held in a vise , some careful test fitting and brazing the pick-up into place once your sure the clearance is correct, should provide the required clearance
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more than one guys added a powerful magnet on the pick-up to pull metallic crap out of the oil

http://www.kjmagnetics.com/proddetail.asp?prod=D61SH

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