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Vauxhall 1600 Sump

 
Author Hotfuzz
In bed with cold
#1 | Posted: 4 Sep 2017 16:59 
I'm trying to replace the gaskets on my sump and have hit a hurdle. I've done it before however I am so frustrated in that it will not budge.

All 14 bolts have been removed, that's including the long bolts onto the bell housing however it appears it is well and truly struck at the bell housing end.

I've run a wall scrapper through the entire length of the sump, the front has dropped enough to place a lever in however it feels that the amount of force I am placing on it will cause the sump to crack or break before it will work loose!

Has anyone got any photos of the sump removed so I can visually see what's happening to the sump nearest the bell housing?

Any help is appreciated.

Author Eugene

Heading South
Male
#2 | Posted: 4 Sep 2017 17:05 
There are 2x 8mm hex bolts that go through the bell housing.
I think they are in addition to the 14x 5mm bolts.

Eugene
Le Presidente

Author Hotfuzz
In bed with cold
#3 | Posted: 4 Sep 2017 18:07 
Eugene

These are already removed. I think it's simply sealant & a vacuum that's preventing it coming off

Author Hotfuzz
In bed with cold
#4 | Posted: 7 Sep 2017 17:12 
Sorted out the issue. Don't I feel a dumbass!

There were 2 more bolts in the sump at the back near the bell housing slightly recessed in the sump vents. These are much longer than the other 10 going vertical and not the 2 thicker bolts into the bell housing. So in total there are 16 bolts!

It all looks obvious now, especially examining the gaskets noticing there were 2 more holes but as the car is on ramps and axle stands I didn't get directly under the car to notice these 2 hidden bolts, simply working from the floor but to either side.

Thank heavens I stopped myself using more force trying to lever it as if the sump broke I would have been gutted as I believe these sumps are like gold dust!

Author uncle albert

On ferry
#5 | Posted: 7 Sep 2017 17:33 
Hotfuzz
More like rocking horse droppings (rare as).don't over tighten the sump bolts .

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