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11-09-2003, 06:28 PM
Happened to be at Canadian Tire today, so I figure I'll price some gaskets...maybe bring a couple home with me so I can do something with this engine.

Anybody want to guess what an oil pan gasket for a Chevy 2.8 V6 goes for??

$20 ??? Nope.....higher!

$40 ??? Nope.....higher!

$60 ??? Nope.....higher! But you're getting closer.

$67 !!!! And that's before taxes! Am I on crack?? I had no idea that it'd be that high. The rear main seal is another $30 (Again, before taxes)

Shit...when did a couple of gaskets ever cost a hundred bucks??
I must be getting old.

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11-09-2003, 06:41 PM
Do yourself a favour and go to lordco.... ask for a gasket re-build kit... or something along that line. You end up getting all the gaskets you will need in one kit. I think i might have paid like $75 for everything I needed to do my 350... everything... exhaust donuts, head gaskets, intake... water pump... oil pan... ect. It's all there... even the dizzy gasket.

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11-09-2003, 07:01 PM
I plan on calling tomorrow. I managed to call NAPA.....$65 for oil pan gasket. They say it's because the gasket is a shaped, one-piece rubber gasket.

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11-09-2003, 07:05 PM
see magna, it'd be cheaper to to a 350 swap

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11-09-2003, 07:30 PM



It's cheaper...[22]

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11-09-2003, 07:31 PM
yeah that "thing" ain't gonna be in there forever so spend as little on it as possible, go buy a big tube o high temp silicone and away you go

11-09-2003, 07:54 PM
if i recall gm used rtv on the oil pan(NO GASKET) so it should only cost 5.95 [9]

11-09-2003, 08:16 PM

The engine I'm swapping-in is from a 2WD S10 Blazer. My understanding is that the oil pan is different in the 4WD Blazer...(The old motor is still in the truck, so I haven't eyeballed any differences myself)....but would there be any reason to NOT swap the pan and oil pickup from my engine to this new one?

As long as the pan clears the front diff (and anything else), I don't see why I can't leave it alone.

Does anyone know if they are different, and why?

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11-09-2003, 08:27 PM
is this a stock truck ?the only reason for a differance would be to clear the diff and drive shaft,,,maybe cross member been awhile since i worked on a s10

11-10-2003, 03:26 AM
Magna i may have some gaskets for a 2.8 i will check and get back to you .You think the pan gasket is exspesive well head gaskets are ore 100 ,plus you need to buy all new bolt cause they only strech once .

Shit always happens

FU Toolbag
11-10-2003, 06:21 AM
just pop the old one out. There probably is a difference, and it might not be noticable till its removed. As far as getting a kit, it's usually much cheaper than individual, and if it's actually a rubber seal, they are reusable. Not "recomended" buy chev, but they want to sell you the gasket.

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11-10-2003, 10:50 AM
OK...thanks guys.

Boyzen...not pulling the heads.

If the oil pan gasket is rubber, I'll reuse it if able.
Need to pick up a new oil pump screen and pickup tube. Anyone got?

Also need top-end stuff......throttle body gasket, air pump (egr ?) gasket.....

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