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 Post subject: Cracked sump Please HELP
Posted: Sun Oct 17, 2010 9:15 pm 
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hey guys just wondering what you guys would do.

So the short story goes. Hit a large rock on the weekend and cracked my sump. :(

Has anyone had this happen to them before and what did you do to fix it..
Weld? Replace? or fix?

How much cash am i gonna have to fork out do you think?

Looks like a big job to get the sump out i recon.
06 BF UTE.
Any Advice would be much appreciated.
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 Post subject: Re: Cracked sump Please HELP
Posted: Sun Oct 17, 2010 9:28 pm 
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Hey I used a product called quicksteel its a putty just rough the area with something Sharp and smear it on.

Sets like steel and does a good job.

I had a very similar thing happen in my au

 

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 Post subject: Re: Cracked sump Please HELP
Posted: Sun Oct 17, 2010 9:29 pm 
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while the alloy can be welded,
depending on the extent of the crack i would say at the least the sump will need to be removed for repair, by either removing the engine or dropping the k frame and suspension and removing the sump from the engine..

if you have the funds? i would replace it with a new or second hand sump...
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Posted: Mon Oct 18, 2010 12:59 am 
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i fixed my mates commodoore sump - he excavated a boulder while 4wd ing around the place, it was a hairline crack around 40mm long no hole or chunk missing but weeping oil pretty bad.

dropped oil,
cleaned up area with degreaser
background the crack a bit
degreased again
got aluminium wire for my mig set the welder to its highest setting
ran a single very fast run along the crack without depositing much metal (this sealed the crack and stopped the oil dripping through but was nasty as s**t)
cleaned up with grinder and degreaser
ran two more good weavy runs over that

all done and took 1/2 an hour with the car on stands without removing the sump

if youve got the time and money replace the damaged one
if youve got the tools and your a tight a*** repair it using my guide

 

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 Post subject: Re: Cracked sump Please HELP
Posted: Mon Oct 18, 2010 10:41 pm 
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thanks guys
So the plan is. My brothers mate has a hoist and his doing the work on it for me. picking up a sump from just falcons in kilsyth tomorrow for $85, get that back to me mate then he'll fit it up and it should all be done by Thursday for around $500.

so hope all goes well and we don't run into any trouble.

Could anyone tell me if a 2006 bf standard 6 take the gasket or the silicon stuff to seal up the sump..

thanks again...
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 Post subject: Re: Cracked sump Please HELP
Posted: Fri Oct 22, 2010 11:11 pm 
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All good my cars back on the road again..
so 650 dollars later ive got a new sump with no crack in it .so good. anyway the guy that was working on it also picked up on a cracked engine mount.. does this happen often? I wouldnt say i really thrash the thing but i dont mind giving it a plant every now and then..

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