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Neil what gaskets do you use when reassembling an engine, i've tried the cheap ones, and just had to break the engine back down due to a major leak. Im assuming this is a gasket problem and not installation, but if ya think of somthing i might be doing wrong please let me know.

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Neil what gaskets do you use when reassembling an engine, i've tried the cheap ones, and just had to break the engine back down due to a major leak. Im assuming this is a gasket problem and not installation, but if ya think of somthing i might be doing wrong please let me know.

Thanks, Hunter
:eek: :lol: :p I dont know aint never seen you put an engine together before.

My center case gaskets are normally oem but any quality brand far as I'm conserned is ok.
If your unsure if a gasket will seal or not use some sealant like Three Bond 1211 in those areas.
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the gaskets i got were k&s from ebay, but when i put them over the dowel pins they didnt really fit very well, kindda hard to describe, but there was excess gasket material, which made it not sit flat on the case....i thought that i had it lined up pretty well when i pushed the cases together, but when i hooked my leak down tester to it, she was blowing air from where the transmission is as fast as i could put it in there

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when i put them over the dowel pins they didnt really fit very well, kindda hard to describe, but there was excess gasket material,.....
if this is true ...seems as tho you saw the problem ..but ignored the "RED FLAG" that should have made you stop & check or fix the problem ...before going on
 

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That surely dont sound good.
Looks like your going to need to pull it back down & replace that gasket.
Talking about how gaskets fit, even the oem center case gasket sometimes wont fit just right.
Most times its from where the gasket is in the package sitting upright & kinda deforms the gasket just a bit.
Those K&S gasket set are in a vacume seal cardboard package so each & every one is laying flat once its sealed.
Wonder if there some sort of quality check as those gaskets are being packaged & culled out off the line.
That could explain why they were on e bay.
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"the gaskets i got were k&s from ebay"

that was the first mistake i made with those cheap gaskets. 3 out of 4 gaskets of mine leaked... using a torque wrench :angry:


yes i repeat... i used a torque wrench :D
 

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nothing wrong with K&S gaskets ... just learn to pay attn when when the RED FLAG goes up !...

like neil said .."even the oem center case gasket sometimes wont fit just right."
 

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if this is true ...seems as tho you saw the problem ..but ignored the "RED FLAG" that should have made you stop & check or fix the problem ...before going on
If you read the rest of my post: "i thought that i had it lined up pretty well when i pushed the cases together" it might lead you to believe that i did not ignore the problem. I did try to fix it, but had trouble, hence why i posted on this forum. Just seems like this critticism is not positive, and infact useless as for information. Are you trying to make me look stupid, or just trying to get your post count up at my expense?


Anyway, i pulled the cases apart and found the gasket that was pushed into the tranny and straightened it out. I noticed that the oily/damp gasket material seemed to lay in place better, so i used a touch of grease on the gasket material to hold it in place in the trouble area and it worked like a charm. Got her all back together and shes air tight, hopefully have it up and running by the weekend if my reeds come in this week.

Hunter
 
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