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Should I use cork or a rubber gasket when I put the transmission pan back on?

I'm going to change the transmission fluid on my 1974 Dodge Dart. It has a 318 motor and a automatic transmission. Should I use cork or rubber gasket when I put the transmission pan back on?

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I think it would be a matter of choice. There's really no pressure on the gasket, no reason for it to fail.

Posted on Jan 17, 2013

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SOURCE: Does my 1974 dodge dart with a 318 motor have a fuel return line on it fuel sending unit?

Hey Jim,I see that it is showing 2 types at auto part stores.You can see the return line on the one with it,the way to find out is when you change you will see.Not good to buy in advance,may have to order.

  1. Usually a pump with a return will have a separate connection to go from the pump back to the cell. If yours has that connection ,I would put the return line back to the cell on it.
    A return line is nothing more than excess fuel being returned to the cell.

Posted on Jan 04, 2013

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