30 Essex Oil Pan Gasket Thickness

stev1955 Expert Adviser

Sometimes when I buy oil pan gaskets for my 30 Essex they are too short and need to be soaked and stretched to line up all the bolt holes so I want to cut my own. What is the proper thickness for these upper and lower gaskets? Thanks


  • stev1955
    stev1955 Expert Adviser

    Decided to answer my own question so I dropped the pan, took off the dipper tray and found the thickness to be 1/16" for both gaskets. Two 12" x 24" x 1/16" sheets of rubberized cork should take care of it, if anyone is following this question.

  • Val
    Val Member

    Glad you found the answer. Sorry no one was able to help but this info may now be of help to someone.