Oil Cooler Block Off Gasket

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I am diagnosing an oil leak on my 2007 5.3 (309K) and after reading some of the posts I am leaning toward the oil cooler block off, lots of oil around the filter. I am pretty sure is not the filter.

However, other than taking off the plate, is there a way to know beforehand if its the wide oval gasket or the two hole gasket?

Thanks for any feedback!
 

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I am diagnosing an oil leak on my 2007 5.3 (309K) and after reading some of the posts I am leaning toward the oil cooler block off, lots of oil around the filter. I am pretty sure is not the filter.

However, other than taking off the plate, is there a way to know beforehand if its the wide oval gasket or the two hole gasket?

Thanks for any feedback!
Do yourself a favor and get the billet plate and gasket/seal kit and be done with it. The OE plate warps and hardly ever reseals correctly.

 
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I am diagnosing an oil leak on my 2007 5.3 (309K) and after reading some of the posts I am leaning toward the oil cooler block off, lots of oil around the filter. I am pretty sure is not the filter.

However, other than taking off the plate, is there a way to know beforehand if its the wide oval gasket or the two hole gasket?

Thanks for any feedback!
The 2 hole type of gasket is used if you have the 2 lines coming out and going to an oil cooler.

If you have no cooler then it's the oval gasket.
 

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The 2 hole type of gasket is used if you have the 2 lines coming out and going to an oil cooler.

If you have no cooler then it's the oval gasket.
Yea, in the one I referenced, it shows a round o-ring but you just shove that o-ring in to the oval shaped slot on the back and tighten down and good to go. The billet plate does not warp.
 
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BTW, is this vehicle 2wd or 4wd?

If 4wd you will probably have to remove the front driveshaft U joint straps to be able to drom the shaft down a bit out of the way so you can get your hands up there.

If 2wd nevermind the above info, lol
 

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