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post #1 of 8 (permalink) Old 10-21-2010, 03:19 PM Thread Starter
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Oil Pan Gasket

Hey guys....

I'm posting this for a buddy of mine that is about to buy a '76 Impala with a 350 motor.

The car needs a new Oil Pan Gasket, what would you say is a fair price to pay for parts & labor for this?
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post #2 of 8 (permalink) Old 10-21-2010, 04:57 PM
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Whos doing the work? Dealership $300. Private garage $200. Someone that was recomended $150. Or a couple of buddies $ case of beer. Parts should be under $50.00

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post #3 of 8 (permalink) Old 10-21-2010, 05:02 PM Thread Starter
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Yea I saw the gasket from Mr. Gasket for 10 bucks. The shop quoted him $550 because they "have to remove a lot of parts since its a 350 motor". Another shop quoted $250.

I knew both prices didn't seem right... I mean, how much is there to remove before installation?
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post #4 of 8 (permalink) Old 10-21-2010, 07:14 PM
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265-283-327-307-350-305-262-400 SBC are all the same on the out side. No matter what displ;acemnent the amouint oif work is the same. Now if he was talking about a late model car with a lot oe EFI and emmission connections I would be more incligned to agree. But in an early Chevy no.

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post #5 of 8 (permalink) Old 10-21-2010, 07:22 PM
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I would use a good quality such as felpro gasket. Plus the exhaust donut gaskets. The exhaust pipes,fan schroud,flywheel cover and the motor mounts have to be disconected. The distributor cap should be removed. Jack the motor up and remove the pan. I would replace the rear main seal at that time also.

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post #6 of 8 (permalink) Old 10-21-2010, 07:44 PM
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I would buy a one piece Fel Pro oil pan gasket if you have a 1977-'85 SBC donor motor. Fel-Pro part number OS 34510T and follow the directions. I am still looking for the number for the thin gasket front pan for the earlier motors. The one piece rear main seal of course is a stock Fel-Pro gasket as all of the gaskets available are one piece with the one piece rear main seal block. Use Fel-Pro part number OS-34509T for a 1957-74 SBC 262-400.

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post #7 of 8 (permalink) Old 01-21-2011, 01:17 AM
 
 
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looks like i did a right decision buying the right gasket. labor vary from every location and repair shops offer different prices some wants to squeeze every penny. i figured out if i'm replacing it might as well replace everything else so i just bought the kit. This will be the first time i will be using fel pro.

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post #8 of 8 (permalink) Old 03-22-2011, 03:56 AM
 
 
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so everybody is suggesting to use felpro just like what i have read on other thread
http://www.impalas.net/forums/showthread.php?p=1185
also on this thread felpro gasket is also being recommended. so this is the best back for the buck for my wallet. cool.
http://www.impalas.net/forums/showthread.php?p=26514

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