oil pan gasket - felpro or oem?

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I see alot of recommendations for FELPRO gaskets and I have followed that, but I have also seen people saying "don't get the 4 piece oil pan gasket set, get the one-piece OEM." The FELPRO gasket I got was the 4 piece set and now I am thinking of returning it and ordering OEM. I have other projects to finish up before I get to this and want to have the right gasket when the time comes.

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nikos8

 
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OEM is definetely better. I've tried both. The Felpro is a cork gasket. The OEM is not. It is a much stronger gasket. Go with the OEM. It is too much of a PITA to replace the gasket once it fails. Too many freeking screws and oil dripping in your eye.
 
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nikos8 said:
OEM is definetely better. I've tried both. The Felpro is a cork gasket. The OEM is not. It is a much stronger gasket. Go with the OEM. It is too much of a PITA to replace the gasket once it fails. Too many freeking screws and oil dripping in your eye.
I thought that OEM ones were cork also? I just replaced mine with OEM cork one. It's still leaking though :(
 

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Hey Mr.FJ60 make sure you torqued it down good. I used my calibrated wrist and it still leaked. Picked up a torque wrench and crawled under and torqued them to spec and no more leaks.
 
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Fourrunner said:
Hey Mr.FJ60 make sure you torqued it down good. I used my calibrated wrist and it still leaked. Picked up a torque wrench and crawled under and torqued them to spec and no more leaks.
Sounds good, I will have to try that hopefully it will fix it. Thanks!
 

zebrabeefj40

 
 
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nikos8 said:
OEM is definetely better. I've tried both. The Felpro is a cork gasket. The OEM is not. It is a much stronger gasket. Go with the OEM. It is too much of a PITA to replace the gasket once it fails. Too many freeking screws and oil dripping in your eye.
Ummm, the OEM pan gasket I have hangin' in the shop is cork. Just one piece instead of 4. Much nicer that way.

Nick
 

FJ40Jim

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FWIW, the last Beck-Arnley pan gasket I got was 1-piece and made in japan. If it wasn't OEM, it was darn close. And it was cheap and available next morning at FLAPS.
 
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