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Old 10-08-2020, 08:53 PM
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57 oil pan seal

I'm getting ready to reinstall my oil pan. After cleaning off the old gasket I had placed the pan (bolt holes down) on a level surface. I was expecting the rim to be pretty much flat. However I notice that looking at it from the side I see daylight in between each bolt hole. The bolt holes (or more accurately the metal around each bolt hole) extends approx 1/16" below the rim of the pan. To put it another way, if installed without a gasket, the pan would be tight against the block only at the bolts, showing a 1/16" gap in between each bolt. Please someone tell me this is normal and not the result of overexuberant tightening of the bolts, and that the gasket and gasket sealer will give me a good seal at proper torq.
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