Oil Pump Gasket??

Mon Apr 05, 2004 8:18 pm

Almost finished putting the engine back together on 49-1. I was looking at the oil pump gasket I bought. IT'S A PIECE OF PAPER!!! It's only .004" thick.

Is this the correct gasket :?: :?: :?:


Mon Apr 05, 2004 8:36 pm

Hey Donny,

Boy, I sure hope so because my '50 looks the same. Just check the price and you will see that it must be genuine rice paper from, well you know,
where. Ha!

Glad to see you almost have it back together.

By-the-way, when ya coming south again?

Mon Apr 05, 2004 8:45 pm

Thanks Russ,
I wasn't going to use it unless someone confirmed it was correct.

Yes I will be heading your way sometime soon. The suits are trying to decide who will pay to take the antenna off the tower ect. I'll be sure to let you and Bud know.

Mon Apr 05, 2004 8:49 pm

HEY Donny

I just went down the shop and I have a wix filter here I am almost positive I bougth for my 61 cub and the gasket is rubber and .035 thick wix part #51153 My memory is not the greatest, but I think I am correct on this info double check what I said. Got it at local auto parts, he carries wix filters.Is there a cross referance chart on here, I think so. Paul K in N.H.

Mon Apr 05, 2004 8:51 pm


I think you're talking about the oil filter cover gasket.

Mon Apr 05, 2004 8:57 pm

Yes I was where on the tractor is there a .004 gasket, don't seem possible Paul K. in N.H.

Mon Apr 05, 2004 9:01 pm

The oil pump is at the rear of the engine next to the fly wheel.

If you don't have the tractor split then you can't see it from there. :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:

Mon Apr 05, 2004 9:02 pm

I see on your first post it's the oil pump gasket, wow only .004 Paul K. in N.H. :oops:

Mon Apr 05, 2004 9:40 pm

I think it is so thin because the gears have to run tight to the block or else the pump wouldn't build enough pressure.

Mon Apr 05, 2004 10:15 pm

Paper thin,in fact mine was creased. had to put it in my gss-1411 manual for a while before i installed it. to flaten it out.

Mon Apr 05, 2004 10:28 pm

Yes, like Daniel H said, the thickness of the gasket determines the end play of the pump gears. If thick gasket material was used, the end play would be subject to variation from how much the material compressed.

Gasket sets for some engines have 2 oil pump gaskets so you can select the one that provides the better fit.

Mon Apr 05, 2004 11:43 pm

Jim the engine gasket kit I got from Wengers only has one so I'll use it.

Thanks All :D :D :D :D :D