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post #1 of 14 (permalink) Old 02-23-03, 04:05 AM Thread Starter
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Removing Sump on EA

Just looking at the ammount of oil/grime/dirt caked arround my sump and crossmember, im going to replace my sump gasket to try and rid the car of oil leaks. Looking under the car today it seems as if the sump cant be removed easly as it is surounded by the crossmember etc. Has anyone droped their sump off, if so, how hard was it?


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post #2 of 14 (permalink) Old 02-23-03, 05:02 AM Thread Starter
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damn, i was worried about that.

Is that the general consensus?

Has anyone changed their sump gasket before?

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Sorry,you have to remove engine,you could try to silicon seal the sump around the edge you might be lucky

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Yes; your choices are:

a) remove K member,
b) remove engine, OR
c) undo engine mounts and tarns to engine braces and lift engine.trans several inches with engine crane and drop the trans and leave it laying on the cross member; it can be done this way but you would have to be a masochist to want to lay under an engine and try and fit a gasket this way.

The best way is with the engine out.

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The sump has been changed on my car before. It was done lifting up the engine a few inches.

IMO, the best way would be to take the engine out and do it.

While your at it, you can change all the rest of the seals, spray the block a nice color, give the engine bay a nice coat of paint, relocate the battery to the boot and hide all the wiring in the engine bay... but thatís only if your a bit bored :)

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I was going to replace the rings on my car and thought i might be able to just lift the engine a little to get the sump off and do all the work while the motor is still in the car. By the sounds of it, it sounds difficult to do it this way right?

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I have successfully removed a sump from an EA and what I had to do was undo the engine mounts and put a block under the harmonic balancer and lowered the car onto the block, this raised the engine and gave me enough room to slide the sump out, its awkward but it works. I had the bonus of a hoist, but it can be done in the driveway or a pit.

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Hmm sounds like you should look at cutting the kfame front bar and then welding it back into place.

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Are you sure the gasget is leaking? Sometimes the half round bang in the rear of the rocker cover come off or leaks and it looks like a rear seal..Clean tighten sump bolts alittle and see were its leaking from ???

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More than likely it isnt ur sump thats leaking, most of the time the oil leaks from the front of the head between the head and timing cover, rocker cover leaks and ur timing cover and rear main seals.
Try degreasing your engine and pinpoint exactly where the oil is coming from before rushing into anything.

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