My timing cover was leaking coolant at the water passages so I'm currently in the process of installing a new timing cover and water pump. Everything has gone fine (famous last words) so far but I have a question about the oil pan gasket. The ends of the original oil pan gasket look OK but the lower part of the gasket decided it wanted to come out with the cover. Should I leave the end pieces of the oem gasket and use a new lower seal like the one from the Fel Pro gasket kit or should I cut the gasket flush with the block and use the cork end pieces? I've done a lot of searching and there seems to be mixed responses on the best way to do it so I'm looking for advice/opinions from those who have done it. Thanks!