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Old 02-24-2005, 12:23 AM   #1
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Default Replacing Oil pan gasket, rivet?

Of those of you that replace the Oil Pan gasket, do any of you re-rivet the gasket to the pan as it was originally? I bought a cracked pan and removed the gasket to have it welded. Since the gasket is in great condition, I was planning on re-using it. Should I rivet it back on to the pan?

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No, the rivets are only there to speed up the assembly line process at GM. They do not need to be re-installed.

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I did't replace the rivets.
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they are there to help aling the gasket, with out them you'll need some special tools or risk blocking the oil line with the gasket
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They only take a second to put in and it is a hell of a lot easier to install with the gasket riveted.
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The GM manual says they are not nessacary for installation the bolts will not let you screw that up I think Jason knows a little about what he is talking about. I have replaced numerous ones and NONE have leaked with out the rivets and all have good oil presure. The rivets just make it a little easier for installing the pan with out haveing to hold everything and start bolts at the same time but I have never had any issues doing it by myself. Good luck!
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