Originally Posted by S & S Newby
I just pulled the engine and I am not sure what I am looking at. Lol I have never seen a oil pan of this magnitude. If anyone out there can help it would be much appreciated! I bought a 315w oil pump and oil pan gasket but the bolts in the pan and the holes in the gasket don't match up. Pan shows nine bolts on the right side and the gasket shows 11. Please help the newbie
I hate to pass off anything to a generic answer but a reliable resource of established knowledge to assist you are the fine folks at Discount Inboard Marine. If they do not know it, it doesn't need to be known as far as the 351 engine. May I suggest to call them tomorrow and go from there? Great people to work with and most anyone that answers the phone will be helpful. There may be someone here that has the answer and that is great, but thing is, you have these guys on the line, reassured from conversation that you are on the right page, then order the part. One stop and a done deal.
While you have the engine out, consider new front and rear seals....easy fix at this point and good preventative maintenance.