Removing P2 sump

Removing P2 sump

Postby RobHomewood » Sun Jul 01, 2018 4:47 pm

I am trying to remove the sump (engine in situ) to clean it out. So I drained it and removed the oil filter and all the nuts and bolts but it is solid. The sump flange sits in a lip of the block and so there is no place to get a purchase. Tried tapping with a soft mallet but no movement. Has anyone got any suggestions please?
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Re: Removing P2 sump

Postby luli » Mon Jul 02, 2018 4:31 pm

The gasket is most probably glued to both engine and sump. Cut through the glue using a knife, sharp screw driver etc. Then use the screw driver as a lever.
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Re: Removing P2 sump

Postby RobHomewood » Tue Jul 03, 2018 10:19 am

Thanks Luli
I will try again to cut the bond although the flange blocks direct access
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Re: Removing P2 sump

Postby RobHomewood » Tue Jul 03, 2018 2:28 pm

Thanks again Luli
Having cleaned up the excess gasket and got my new inspection lamp under the car I could see that I was not attacking the correct joint and following that the old chisel did a straighforward job of breaking the seal on the sump. Now the joy of cleaning it!
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