Picking the Right-Fit: Oil Filter Stand Gasket
An oil filler stand gasket is responsible for keeping the oil from leaking everywhere. Gaskets might seem like a cut and dry kind of thing, but it actually helps to shop smart. Here are a few things to consider when shopping for an oil filter stand gasket.
The Shape and Fit
Oil filter stand gaskets come in a variety of cuts, shapes, and sizes. The only real gauge that you count on for fit is the gasket you have installed in your oil filler stand. Aside from bringing the gasket along, you could trace its outline or get its part number. This makes shopping for a replacement much easier.
Online retailers are a big help in searching because these sites normally allow you to refine your search based on very specific criteria: your exact year, make, and model.
Rubber versus Metal
There are many different material used in making gaskets and we have chosen the most commonly used materials for gaskets. There is a wide range of materials to choose from and here they are:
- Rubber: This is the most commonly used material for gaskets. It is the most affordable of the bunch. Rated to withstand up to 400 degree Fahrenheit and pressure up to 150psi, Rubber is still the least durable and most prone to wear, tear, and degradation over time.
- Metals: These "high-end" materials are a bit more expensive than rubber because they are more durable. Metals can handle temperatures up to thousands in degrees Fahrenheit. They also have near-limitless pressure resistance and a wide chemical resistance; they're still a perfect balance of affordability and durability.
Finding the right replacement part for your vehicle is very important. Ask, shop, or even do your own research for brands that offer the best quality and deals.