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I´m redoing my oilpump cover, little leakage.
I have a thrustplate mounted on the car but I bought a hole new kit.
When compaired the both plates they looked different, the old one was a little thinner and aluminum. The new one steel made.
Should I reuse the old one with new gaskets?? It lookes fine.

Also the gaskets are very thin, is that correct??
I would like too make my on ones but a little thicker. Is that a stupid idé or good idé??

You are not too use any sealer right??
 

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Stock gaskets are .007-.008 thick. Soak them in oil to expand & then install them dry (wipe off the extra oil) The steel plate is for a harder surface but using any plate you double the gaskets & doulble the chance of leaking.
Just make sure the pump cover is flat. I have both versions & don't use them anymore. The aluminum one I had was actually the improved flow KB unit from years ago but I sold it. I do use the modified steel one to measure the endplay before I assemble the pump.
I followed Earl browns article & have ported & sold a couple to my friends. No need for the plates. His article is at the top of Tech Section in the How to Sticky's.
 
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