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PostSubject: Oil pan gasket   Oil pan gasket EmptySat Jul 21, 2007 10:10 pm

Well I learned a valuable lesson today so I thought I'd share and maybe help someone else avoid a costly mistake, by trying to save money. I was to change my oil pan gasket today after installing new rear shocks, and to try and save money I purchased a gasket without the windage tray $29.00 (permadry plus) as opposed to $42.00 for the one with the windage tray. Both were felpro gaskets. got the pan off cleaned everything and ready to reinstall gasket and pan. gasket holes didn't line up on the felpro permadry gasket without the windage tray. this gasket was listed at auto parts store as applicable for the 95 riviera S/C. I turned this thing every way possible all holes lined up except the ones on the flywheel end of the pan, and they were about 1/4 inch off. had to go back to advance auto and purchased the $42.00 gasket with the windage tray. it bolted right up all holes were perfect. I am going to attempt to get them to give me a refund for the one that didn't line up. So just go ahead and spend that extra cash and get the one that works !! I was under the impression that the one with the windage tray was only for high performance applications, and since I don't race, and my car is totally stock, and didn't think I needed it but I guess I was wrong. But alls well that ends well got it all back together, and hopefully fixed my leaky gasket.
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PostSubject: Re: Oil pan gasket   Oil pan gasket EmptySat Jul 21, 2007 10:21 pm

You should definately bring it back if you asked them and they told you it fit.
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PostSubject: Re: Oil pan gasket   Oil pan gasket EmptySun Jul 22, 2007 9:41 pm

Thanks for the tip! Sometimes it pays to go for the higher-quality part.

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