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Re: Oil sump
« Reply #15 on: 30 October 2018, 22:48:57 »

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Re: Oil sump
« Reply #16 on: 07 November 2018, 20:29:20 »

Iíve seen a few chemical metal repairs on oil pans. Seems to work absolutely fine.





*note this is not my recommendation, just saying 👍
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Re: Oil sump
« Reply #17 on: 07 November 2018, 23:02:31 »

Iíve seen a few chemical metal repairs on oil pans. Seems to work absolutely fine.





*note this is not my recommendation, just saying 👍
I still need to fix the oil pan on my Elite but simply don't have the time to do it (otherwise I would have whipped it off, ground out the rust and welded it up months ago)

My assumption is that any adhesive 'repair' (bodge) will have a hard time sticking to the oily surface of the oil pan :-\ if there is some magic formulation that disperses the oil to bond to the metal beneath then I would be interested to know about it.
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Re: Oil sump
« Reply #18 on: 08 November 2018, 09:40:04 »

Iíve seen a few chemical metal repairs on oil pans. Seems to work absolutely fine.





*note this is not my recommendation, just saying 👍
I still need to fix the oil pan on my Elite but simply don't have the time to do it (otherwise I would have whipped it off, ground out the rust and welded it up months ago)

My assumption is that any adhesive 'repair' (bodge) will have a hard time sticking to the oily surface of the oil pan :-\ if there is some magic formulation that disperses the oil to bond to the metal beneath then I would be interested to know about it.

I've no idea now how much the lower sump pan is, but when I last bought one years ago, it was £30 odd. Hardly worth the effort of repairing one ... just replace it.  :y
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Re: Oil sump
« Reply #19 on: 08 November 2018, 18:27:25 »

I probably need to get the sump of my crate judging by the way it rattles on startup. as the pickup must be damn near blocked or the oil pump is on its last legs. bloody heap of junk..
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« Reply #20 on: 11 November 2018, 21:19:12 »

As said Iíve seen it and Iíve seen them not leak. Not saying Iíd do that.

Plus note some oil pans are not easy to remove. Would I do that if my oil pan was a ten year job. Possibly. Thatís all Iím saying 👍
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Re: Oil sump
« Reply #21 on: 12 November 2018, 18:16:00 »

Iíve seen a few chemical metal repairs on oil pans. Seems to work absolutely fine.





*note this is not my recommendation, just saying 👍
My tractor sump had chemical metal to rebuild the sump plug area (which was also helicoiled by that DTM chap), due to BMW specifying monkey metal...
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Re: Oil sump
« Reply #22 on: 26 November 2018, 16:39:34 »

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Re: Oil sump
« Reply #23 on: 26 November 2018, 17:26:07 »

Local dealer...

That said Nick W is, as ever, spot on :y
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Re: Oil sump
« Reply #24 on: 26 November 2018, 17:28:52 »

Or you could do something as simple as walk into your local Halfords and buy a tube of Loctite 5980 for £7. Any motor factor will have that or an equivalent that is intended for this job.


As always when using this sort of sealant, the critical thing is to use the correct amount rather than some special potion.
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Re: Oil sump
« Reply #25 on: 26 November 2018, 18:31:09 »

Thanks. I assume one tube will do the job. Haynes recommends 'a smear' to the cylinder block mating surface and 2.5mm on the sump, rising to 3.5mm around no. 5 bearing cap area (left hand end?). Sound good to you?
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Re: Oil sump
« Reply #26 on: 26 November 2018, 18:35:02 »

Thought that rang a bell. I have a full tube of Loctite 5990 hanging on the wall, used it on Omegas exhausts for years. Would that do?
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Re: Oil sump
« Reply #27 on: 26 November 2018, 18:57:17 »

Thought that rang a bell. I have a full tube of Loctite 5990 hanging on the wall, used it on Omegas exhausts for years. Would that do?


Terry,
you know perfectly well that I don't obsess about a what sealant I use on something as simple as a sump: pretty much any sort of snotty sealant out of a tube will work.
Nor have I ever measured the size of the bead that I apply: enough that a small trace oozes out of the joint when the bolts are done up is good enough
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Re: Oil sump
« Reply #28 on: 26 November 2018, 19:15:10 »

Just asking. I see Halfords do a 131gm tube for £7, sounds good to me. Do you reckon 1 tube will do the job? We have a Halfords in Midsomer Norton, they may stock it, just don't want to run out.
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« Reply #29 on: 26 November 2018, 19:40:45 »

Isn't 131gms a big tube! My tube of 5990 is a 42 gm tube, which looks a bit tight . I reckon I can manage all right with a 131 gm. tube.

Thanks for advice.
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