IM IN THIS FORUM BECAUSE I WANT TO RIGHT ADVICE

  • Tiny
  • RAV4X4
  • 1997 Toyota Rav4
  • 140,000 miles

I'm in this forum because I want to right advice. I bought an oil pump ( with all the seals installed on a housing). The paper gasket of the housing-to-block that came with the part, in the same cardboard box, was kinked at one of the bolt holes. I asked an auto-parts personnel about it: he said, because the gasket wasn't torn, it would be fine to install.
Because it is a lot of work to get to the oil pump, I want peace of mind when I install the new part,
Will the kink on the paper gasket affect the service life of the new part.
Thank you.

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Friday, January 11th, 2013 AT 4:23 AM

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  • mhpautos
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It will be fine, a small amount of liquid sealant will also help.

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Friday, January 11th, 2013 AT 10:01 AM

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