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Posted: Thu Aug 10, 2006 3:30 pm 
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ok as you can see im not too happy jan

basically i changed my oil on sunday and i put some good s**t in it (Fuchs) and its leaking. now i changed the bolt and washer and the bastards still leaking. What can i do besides changing the sump?
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Posted: Thu Aug 10, 2006 3:41 pm 
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where is it leaking from exactly? have you check that all the sump bolts are tight

 

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Posted: Thu Aug 10, 2006 3:42 pm 
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You mean the sump plug? its not a normal washer as in steel, you have to use aluminium or copper (something soft) as it wont seal properlsy.
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Posted: Thu Aug 10, 2006 3:42 pm 
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Did you go from running thick oil to thin? Might find the oils to thin for the old engine?
You'll have to lift the engine to change the sump too, as the K-frame is in the way...
What washer did you use, I've always found the washers they use on spark plugs to be ace!

 

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Posted: Thu Aug 10, 2006 3:43 pm 
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joolz wrote:
its not a normal washer as in steel, you have to use aluminium or copper (something soft) as it wont seal properlsy.


you are correct, there's also fibre ones, but they need to be replaced reguarly.

 

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Posted: Thu Aug 10, 2006 4:00 pm 
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sorry yes its leaking form the sump plug and i just bought a new bolt and washer from ford so its all good but yeah still leaking so its a take the sump and get a new one time is it???

no oil was same viscocity as was in there plus my motors only a 20000kms old its stage 5 motor
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Posted: Thu Aug 10, 2006 4:12 pm 
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how tight is the sump plug? any chance you may have xthreaded it when puttin it back in?

 

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Posted: Thu Aug 10, 2006 4:19 pm 
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im guessing i have mate cause i got no other ideas. anything to patch it up for the moment?
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Posted: Thu Aug 10, 2006 4:53 pm 
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Check for any burrs around the surface where the washer seats in. Dont know how you would have cross threaded it as you should be able to do it up by hand. If your real desperate you can use some teflon tape on the bolt thread to seal it.
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Posted: Thu Aug 10, 2006 6:21 pm 
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hey guys

just took it to a mates mechanic ( I hate em so i try and fix things myself but this guy was good) basically there was a little hole next to the sump plug. my only guess is it was there before but i never noticed it and the washer that was on there was bigger so it must have covered it.

anyway basically hes patched it upo for now, he was gonna put some sorta contact cement but the oil was still hot and so was the sump so he put some red sorta putty type stuff and its holding so im happy.

Thanks for all your help
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