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Posted: Thu Nov 17, 2005 7:38 pm 
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hey all

my sump gasket is a-leaking :? which isn't cool, as it means the parentals won't let me park on the driveway - so it needs to be fixed!

can people please let me know what the difficulty is in regards to changing the gasket over - is it able to be done @ home, or what should a mechanic be charging for such a job? whats involved?

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Posted: Thu Nov 17, 2005 8:02 pm 
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Ill put it straight up 4 u.....
U can not do it with the motor in the car, you have 2 pull the motor out.

 

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Posted: Thu Nov 17, 2005 8:04 pm 
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2 options.
lift the engine
drop the kframe.

either way you need to lift the engine.
i dropped the kframe on my car to do it and i'd rather do that then pull the engine.

 

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Posted: Thu Nov 17, 2005 8:30 pm 
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Mine was leaking when I got the car, I just went and tightened the bolts a bit (some of them were bloody loose) and now it doesn't leak. Saves removing ya engine!

 

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Posted: Thu Nov 17, 2005 8:33 pm 
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twr7cx wrote:
Mine was leaking when I got the car, I just went and tightened the bolts a bit (some of them were bloody loose) and now it doesn't leak. Saves removing ya engine!



yeah do that first man..
if it doesn't fix it you'll have to change the gaskets.


droping the subframe is the way i would do it. you could do it at home with a little from mates.. just need some thing to hold the engine up while the subframe is out

 

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Posted: Thu Nov 17, 2005 11:21 pm 
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changed mine 2 days ago

engine was out of the car though, even so, took a good few hours to get it out, clean it up and put it back in!

dont even bother trying to change it while its in the car, just try and tighten them up, thats your best bet!
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Posted: Fri Nov 18, 2005 12:24 am 
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I know to replace the actual sump the K frame needs to be dropped or the engine lifted, but if it's just the gasket, couldn't you just lift the engine a bit and undo the sump so it hangs down?
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