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Old 12-20-2011, 04:32 PM   #1
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Default Oil pan gasket w or w/o windage tray?

1995 SSEI bonneville.

My oil pan gasket leaks a bit. I want to buy another to change it while doing my next oil change but it seems I have to know if I have a windage tray of not. Anyway to tell without dismantling the oil pan?

Also, what is the right torque for these bolts?

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You should have the plastic tray on the gasket. I only see the tray built in to the aluminum oil pans.

Should be 125 inch pounds. Snug them, then half torque in a cross pattern. Then full torque in same cross pattern. Then check all bolt torque again.
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sorry, don't know if it'* cause' i'm stupid or not english but I don't understand what is what
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Can't say for sure if you have 1st design or 2nd design. This is the one with the windage tray.

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Looks like it depends on when in the year the car was built. One gasket is for 95 and before, the one with a windage tray is used in 95 on.
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Ok, the tray would be in the gasket. That'* the part I didn't understand. Thanks.

At worst, would it be a drama to use a non-windage tray on one that had it and vice versa? It'* just to prevent oil pressure loss during cornering?
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I'll finger the oil pan drain hole to check if I feel a tray next oil change, I'll change the gasket on the next, next one
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