If the engine is out, you remove the oil pan bolts around the pan and then pry gently between (with a putty knife or a flat screwdriver) engine and the pan. Make certain that you remove the old gasket with a putty knife before installing the new one. Also, check your pan for "flatness" and "dimples" around the pan bolt holes by resting the bolt surface against something flat (maybe your garage floor?). Use a flashlight or a piece of printer paper to see if the pan lies flat against that surface. If the pan isn't flat, you might want to go ahead and replace it, too.
If the motor is in, it MAY be possible to remove the pan by just loosening or unbolting the motor mounts from the frame/cross-member. Then raise the engine up enough to get clearance to remove the oil pan bolts. Clearance is the biggest issue, and sometimes requires removal of the distributor so it doesn't contact the firewall; or the transmission so it doesn't contact the transmission tunnel. Check these clearances closely before unbolting the oil pan. Removing the pan also requires clearing the crank journals and the oil pump pickup, which can require several inches of clearance.
If you are changing the oil pan gasket with the engine in the car, and you cannot remove the pan, DO NOT scrape any pan gasket material into the pan. If you do, you need to pull the pan out, probably by pulling the engine. Be patient and work slowly and carefully. It can be done! And make sure you use a four-piece gasket, not the one-piece.
could be a bad head gasket or cracked head.
It is a small block
how do i set the timing for a chevy 350 small block?
The small block chevy turns in a clockwise rotation.
It is a small block.
Yes. what is the question?- about a sm. block chevy.
Chevy to Chevy...yes.
Do not use sealant on the head gasket. I use permatex on the threads of the bolts that go into water jackets.
I believe 180 F for most of the older small block chevy. Make sure the head gasket has "steam holes" since only the 400 uses them. The steam holes are above and below adjacent cylinders. Dennis
Yes it will, It should already have a small block Chevy in it , if it's a V8.
Big block? Small block? Displacement? Not every V8 manufactured by GM is the same.
The 5.7 Liter (350 Cu In) small block Chevy was produced from 1967-2003
That would be a small block.
a 400 small block Chevy has a 4.125" bore.
There are many places where one could purchase small block Chevy heads. Some of the best places to purchase small block Chevy heads at places like Amazon or Auto Zone.
Replace the gasket, make sure the cover isn't dented from people just trying to tighten it down to stop the leak.
You can get a 454 c.i.d. small block Chevy with a 4.185 in. bore and 4.125 in. stroke on an aftermarket block with a raised cam
The 400 Chevy is a small block engine. The 400 BIG BLOCK Chevy does not exist! 402 big block Chevy does. it seems in the early 70s Chevy put 402s in their pick ups and they had 400 badges. this opened the can of worms known as the non-existant big block 400.
No. The 327, is a small block.