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.
     
  7. Martin Williams

    Martin Williams Active Member

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    Many Thanks Martin
     
  8. Tektrader

    Tektrader Z32 Hoe, service me baby

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    Yes you can do it, and yes I have done it. Suspend the engine off the shocker towers. Pull The steering rack, cross member, Gear box support brackets. Unbolt sump and reseal. Make sure you replace the rubber wedge seals under the oil pump and rear main.. Took me a good 8 hours from memory...
     
  9. Martin Williams

    Martin Williams Active Member

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    Many Thanks
     
  10. Shane001

    Shane001 Well-Known Member

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    Would be quicker to pull the engine.
     
  11. MagicMike

    MagicMike Mod and Event Coord [QLD] Staff Member

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    8hrs job done is worthwhile IMO
     
  12. Tektrader

    Tektrader Z32 Hoe, service me baby

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    The less you disturb the less to fault find when you finish. That's why you don't pull the engine if its running OK..
     
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  13. Martin Williams

    Martin Williams Active Member

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    All done, as per Tektrader. Would have been easier with a hoist.
     

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