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 Post subject: Damaged Sump - Is it okay?
Posted: Sun Jul 03, 2011 3:13 pm 
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Ran over a fox or similar animal this morning in the XG. One down side of owning a lowered vehicle, is they don't like wild life. Cosmetically she seems to have survived, apart from the blood, meat and foul smell...
However I have jacked her up and found the sump has worn some hurt. I now am wondering if I need to replace it, or is there a fair amount of room in these things and I should be able to get away with it?
There is no knocking or other un-usual sounds.

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 Post subject: Re: Damaged Sump - Is it okay?
Posted: Sun Jul 03, 2011 3:26 pm 
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That's fine, as long as it's not leaking. You can replace it, but it's a pain in the a*** to do.

I've got dents all over my sump, just means it doesn't look pretty and oil level sits a little higher than normal...by like 1mm or something on the dip stick.

For some reason however, I don't think that dent of yours was from an animal. Looks like you went over a hump too quickly and slapped the pan on something.

 

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Posted: Sun Jul 03, 2011 3:40 pm 
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My dents bigger than yours :D

 

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 Post subject: Re: Damaged Sump - Is it okay?
Posted: Sun Jul 03, 2011 4:02 pm 
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That damage looks like it happened ages ago :|

 

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 Post subject: Re: Damaged Sump - Is it okay?
Posted: Sun Jul 03, 2011 5:17 pm 
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There was some damage around the sump plug that looked like the plug had been "pulled in."

I can't say that I had noticed this before, nor can I recall anything that would have caused it.

But at the end of the day, if the concensus is that its fine, then I am happy.
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 Post subject: Re: Damaged Sump - Is it okay?
Posted: Sun Jul 03, 2011 6:43 pm 
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1. it looks as if youve been driving with that damage for a awhile before the fox exploded under it

2. my sump was alot more caved in than that after a stupid placement of trolley jack, and it was and is still running fine
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Posted: Sun Jul 03, 2011 7:06 pm 
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f**k that little 'fox' put a dent in the sump that is the same shape as the lifting pad on a trolley jack.

 

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Posted: Sun Jul 03, 2011 7:59 pm 
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By the looks of the scrape marks I'd say that the jack slipped off the K-Frame and landed on the sump. :shock:
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Posted: Mon Jul 04, 2011 8:36 pm 
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IIRC, the oil pickup is towards the front of the sump, so it shoudl be ok
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Posted: Mon Jul 04, 2011 10:16 pm 
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my sump was pushed up about 50mm in the centre and lasted all day on the limiter at skidpan!

 

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Posted: Tue Jul 05, 2011 7:52 am 
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keep an eye on oil pressure as im pretty sure i read someware pickup to sump clearance has to be optimal or something

 

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