2.9 Sump Gasket Replacement

2.9 Sump Gasket Replacement

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TVR-Stu

Original Poster:

622 posts

138 months

Friday 15th March
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I am planning on replacing the sump gasket with on of the Burton Power rubber type gaskets and I'm not sure whether I should be using any selant as part of the process and if so which one?

There didn't appear to be any used originally but then that's not a particularly helpful guide as it was leaking! Although not much and it had been in place for twenty eight years.

Advice much appreciated as always.

phillpot

14,737 posts

122 months

Friday 15th March
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If the engine is out and upside down I would just put a little RTV sealant in the corners......



If, however, you have done the removeable crossmember jobbie so sump can be removed in-situ you may need a few more blobs to hold it in place on the bottom of the engine.
May be not quite this much............... smile


TVR-Stu

Original Poster:

622 posts

138 months

Friday 15th March
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Thank you Mike, I knew I could rely on you for a comprehensive answer. thumbup

The engine is out so getting upside down will not be a problem. The chassis has also been away for treatment and as part of that I have had the crossmember modified so the next time the sump can come off without the engine being removed (probably in another twenty odd years!)

It's getting very quite on this forum isn't it, and whilst I have joined the facebook group I much prefer the format on pistonheads. Perhaps it's just at my age learning anything new (social networks wise) is a challenge!


phillpot

14,737 posts

122 months

Friday 15th March
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TVR-Stu said:

It's getting very quiet on this forum isn't it
It is sadly, Fb is good for banter, events etc. but PH is the place for techy stuff that can be found (reasonably easily) again in the future in my modest opinion.

Boosted LS1

17,874 posts

199 months

Friday 15th March
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The black Loctite SI from halfords is really good. Oil and petrol resistant, high temp and especially for sumps etc.
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TVRees

866 posts

51 months

Friday 15th March
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phillpot said:
...Fb is good for banter, events etc.
And let it stay there ! shoot

phillpot said:
... PH is the place for techy stuff that can be found (reasonably easily) again in the future
Let's keep it that way bounce

TVR-Stu

Original Poster:

622 posts

138 months

Friday 15th March
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Boosted LS1 said:
The black Loctite SI from halfords is really good. Oil and petrol resistant, high temp and especially for sumps etc.
Thanks Boosted that looks just the job.