Oil pan gasket! Cracked in 5 places.

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  1. benson8708

    benson8708 Viper Owner

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    1995 RT/10 had oil leaking from passenger side of the oil pan gasket. I dropped the pan only to find the gasket cracked in multiple places. I thought this would be a quick fix until I found out this gasket was 180 dollars. Does anybody know of an aftermarket gasket or how to make one? If I make one a was wondering about the clearences since the original gasket is so thick. If I have to get a oem gasket what are the torque specs so I don't ruin the new gasket? Thanks
     
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  2. thebigsnake

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    Wow, that's pricey!
    I had mine out a few times when my car was 3 years old. I remember being impressed by the technology and it didn't need any gasket sealer, but yours is 15 years old now.

    I would clean the whole thing of oil, and put the old gasket back with "The Right Stuff" on both sides.
    That gasket sealer will seal anything.
     
  3. RTED

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    That is one of those jobs that you only want do done once and do it right to avoid bigger problems or risk a potential fire if the oil gets on the exhaust or or finds it way to the cats. . Call Chuck Tator at Tator Dodge to get a price and advice on a replacement gasket.
     
  4. ruf575

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    I also had to replace the oil pan gasket (trying to fix a nagging small leak) on my '94. Called Chuck to order one and he had to use the defibrillator to revive me after the inital shock, talk about Viper Tax :omg:! Oh and Chuck will give you the updated Mopar aluminum oil pan gasket with the seal built into it. Definately a really nice piece but still way overpriced! Thanks again Chuck for all the help on my car!!
     
  5. Ratical2

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    I think I paid $150 for mine with the 20% discount available at the time.

    There is another cheaper option that I found.

    Fel-Pro QOS30695R - Fel-Pro Oil Pan Gaskets - Overview - SummitRacing.com

    I have no experiance with this and I am not recommending it...I am just passing on information that I found when I was looking.

    I asked if anyone on the board had any experiance with this gasket and no one replied.
     
  6. Viper Specialty

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    That OLD style gasket is outdated. The new one is more expensive, but you wont have a repeat situation! The new one is made out of aluminum/silicon, not plastic and silicon. You DO NOT want to try and rig an oil pan gasket... unless you are trying to chase leaks for the rest of your life...
     
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    That gasket is for the Iron V-10, completely different block/pan setup.
     
  8. Ratical2

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    Dan, Thanks for the clarification, I am really glad that I didn't buy it now! The picture had a disclaimer that it wasn't an actually representation of the part. I would have wasted a lot of time with the return hassle.
     
  9. benson8708

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    Ditto. Thanks!
     
  10. Viper Wizard

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    I have one left at the old price of MSRP $175.00 less 20% = $140.00 + shipping. :cool:
    914-763-3136
    Current price MSRP $195.40 :omg: less 20% = $156.32
     

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