Planning on changing out transmission pan gasket this weekend. Does anyone have any idea what type of gasket is best? Also, what are the torque specs on pan bolts? I don't want to over tighten them and pinch the gasket.
1997 Chevrolet K1500 Silverado Z-71 with 5.7 liter 350 engine.
FEL-PRO is the way to go. I use a light bead ofgasket sealer to hold it to the clean pan, then another light bead between the gasket and the trans. I usually let the trans drain for an hour then whip clean with cab cleaner on a rag. Just torque to factory specs.