315 Block and oil pan

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Chiz What Is
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315 Block and oil pan

Post by Chiz What Is » Fri Apr 25, 2008 10:45 pm

I just came across a 315 std bore block and oil pan the other day with the numbers L8D3-4363. I am not sure if the oil pan is the right one for this block because it has a notch (bump) on the side for what I suspect is for the dip stick however I cannot find any provisions on the block for a dip stick or a hole like the 354/392s. Could some one enlighten me and if this is the wrong pan, what pans will fit this block?
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ks662
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Re: 315 Block and oil pan

Post by ks662 » Fri Apr 25, 2008 11:41 pm

I doubt I can help much.I have a L8D4 Out in the garage I could dig it out tomorrow but I don't know if the info would help or not.It's been so long since i've looked at it I don't remember where the dipstick is located.
....John

Chiz What Is
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Re: 315 Block and oil pan

Post by Chiz What Is » Sat Apr 26, 2008 12:05 am

Thankyou John for your reply. Let me save you the trouble. On checking out the pictures of a previous post, I can see that the dip stick is located in the timing case cover.
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ks662
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Re: 315 Block and oil pan

Post by ks662 » Sat Apr 26, 2008 1:16 am

Hey thats cool.
....John

Chiz What Is
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Re: 315 Block and oil pan

Post by Chiz What Is » Sat Apr 26, 2008 11:02 pm

Well I guess on I'm not the brightest light on the Christmas tree and maybe two onces short of a "quarter pounder" ! I had the oil pan on the block backwards. :(
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Re: 315 Block and oil pan

Post by ks662 » Sun Apr 27, 2008 10:39 am

You may be on to something.Reverseible oil pans!
....John

mart
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Re: 315 Block and oil pan

Post by mart » Tue Apr 29, 2008 1:18 am

Chiz What Is wrote:Well I guess on I'm not the
brightest light on the Christmas tree and maybe
two onces short of a "quarter pounder" ! I had the
oil pan on the block backwards. :(

Are you positive you had the pan on backwards?
Are you absolutely sure?? Maybe the pan was
on the right way.....but you had the block on
backwards instead!!!!! <LOL!> :D :D

mart (who firmly believes in 'six of one and
half a dozen of the other'!)
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Chiz What Is
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Re: 315 Block and oil pan

Post by Chiz What Is » Wed Apr 30, 2008 10:24 pm

Oh Gee Mart you really know how to hurt a guy :( But you know things could have been worse; I could have driven for four hours to find out that the pan was on backwards :lol:
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