oil pan gasket - felpro or oem?

Discussion in '60-Series Wagons' started by cruzerfetish, Nov 9, 2005.

  1. cruzerfetish

    cruzerfetish

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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.

    thanks.
     
  2. mpetersrx7

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    Go OEM.
     
  3. Mud Shark Rosey

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    The 4 piece is a pain to get sealed properly, and will likely leak down the road any way. Save your self doing it twice and go OEM.
     
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    Go 1 piece Toyota
     
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    OEM!!!!!!! The fel-pro gasket is a PITA!!!
     
  6. yetiman

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    oem- oilpan, valve cover, rear main, front. They did not fail for 20yrs why take a chance!!!!!
     
  7. 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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    I thought that OEM ones were cork also? I just replaced mine with OEM cork one. It's still leaking though :(
     
  9. nuclearlemon

    nuclearlemon not an addict Moderator

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    i've learned the hard way that cruiser motors prefer oem.
     
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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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    Sounds good, I will have to try that hopefully it will fix it. Thanks!
     
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    I have used OEM on 3 of my cruisers, no leaks, easy install.........I paid some to do em :D
     
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    Ummm, the OEM pan gasket I have hangin' in the shop is cork. Just one piece instead of 4. Much nicer that way.

    Nick
     
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    thanks for the input. Ditching the 4 piece for a 1 piece OEM.
     
  15. FJ40Jim

    FJ40Jim The Cruiser Whisperer SILVER Star

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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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