Has anyone drooped sump off NA without removing engine?

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  1. Martin Williams

    Martin Williams Active Member

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    I must be getting old and lazy!! I have an oil leak from the engine sump gasket/seal. Has anyone dropped a sump of an NA without removing engine? If so how did you achieve this?
     
  2. Fists

    Fists Well-Known Member

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    You can do it by dropping the frame and steering rack, not many other ways around it since the oil pickup sits way down low.
     
  3. Martin Williams

    Martin Williams Active Member

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    Yes and that's as bad as taking engine out. Thanks anyway
     
  4. MikeZ32

    MikeZ32 das Über member

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    how big is the leak?

    if it's not major, no reason to pull the engine just for that.

    just clean it up, add a gasket maker and tighten the sump down as the rubber might have shrunk over time.
     
  5. Martin Williams

    Martin Williams Active Member

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    Thanks I will try that
     
  6. geron

    geron National Petroleum Equipm

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    You can apply Dirko HT sealant around the sump. It cures in about 15 minutes and stays soft/rubbery. Truck mechanics use it.
    I used it to fix a small leak around one rocker cover on a Subaru XV. It worked.
    Thoroughly clean the area of oil prior to application.
     

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