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#31 nicklouse

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Posted 25 April 2017 - 07:48 PM

This isn't just a crap oil issue is it. Supermarket quality 15/40. Not my car, I didn't buy the oil.

I would not use it.

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Posted 01 May 2017 - 04:54 PM

OK, I think I'm going to change the oil pump. I've got an oil leak on the flywheel/clutch housing so It would kill two birds with one stone. The question is, is it practical to do this without taking the engine out? Fundamentally, I've just put a new subframe et al in and the thought of taking it all out again is destroying my will to live. 

 

Can it be done properly with the engine in situ?



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Posted 01 May 2017 - 05:02 PM

OK, I think I'm going to change the oil pump. I've got an oil leak on the flywheel/clutch housing so It would kill two birds with one stone. The question is, is it practical to do this without taking the engine out? Fundamentally, I've just put a new subframe et al in and the thought of taking it all out again is destroying my will to live. 

 

Can it be done properly with the engine in situ?

 

It's do-able but easier with the engine removed (imo). You don't need to remove the subframe to remove the engine..


Edited by RooBoonix, 01 May 2017 - 05:02 PM.


#34 need4speed

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Posted 01 May 2017 - 05:59 PM

 

OK, I think I'm going to change the oil pump. I've got an oil leak on the flywheel/clutch housing so It would kill two birds with one stone. The question is, is it practical to do this without taking the engine out? Fundamentally, I've just put a new subframe et al in and the thought of taking it all out again is destroying my will to live. 

 

Can it be done properly with the engine in situ?

 

It's do-able but easier with the engine removed (imo). You don't need to remove the subframe to remove the engine..

 

To me it's easier to take the car off the subframe than the engine out. I've got a garage with 3.6m height and an electric winch that will lift the car off the subframe. It's got a brake servo and those inner cv joints are a pain compared to the old UJs.



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Posted 01 May 2017 - 06:06 PM

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#36 RooBoonix

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Posted 01 May 2017 - 06:08 PM

 

 

OK, I think I'm going to change the oil pump. I've got an oil leak on the flywheel/clutch housing so It would kill two birds with one stone. The question is, is it practical to do this without taking the engine out? Fundamentally, I've just put a new subframe et al in and the thought of taking it all out again is destroying my will to live. 

 

Can it be done properly with the engine in situ?

 

It's do-able but easier with the engine removed (imo). You don't need to remove the subframe to remove the engine..

 

To me it's easier to take the car off the subframe than the engine out. I've got a garage with 3.6m height and an electric winch that will lift the car off the subframe. It's got a brake servo and those inner cv joints are a pain compared to the old UJs.

 

 

Fair enough, I took mine out the top :) 



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Posted 01 May 2017 - 06:34 PM

Sorry guys, to be clearer the oil leak is the gasket between the drop gear housing and the cylinder block/gearbox casing.

 

Sounds like it's coming out again!



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Posted 01 May 2017 - 06:41 PM

Sorry guys, to be clearer the oil leak is the gasket between the drop gear housing and the cylinder block/gearbox casing.
 
Sounds like it's coming out again!


Pull it, use the winch but keep the brakes etc connected to the pedal, all you need to do is remove the bolts which mount the servo to swing it to the side

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Posted 01 May 2017 - 07:11 PM

 

Sorry guys, to be clearer the oil leak is the gasket between the drop gear housing and the cylinder block/gearbox casing.
 
Sounds like it's coming out again!


Pull it, use the winch but keep the brakes etc connected to the pedal, all you need to do is remove the bolts which mount the servo to swing it to the side

 

 

Cheers, I'll have a look at that.



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Posted 01 May 2017 - 08:01 PM

Don't even need to loosen the servo mounts. Only need to lift the engine up, then unbolt the flywheel wok and radiator, you:'ll have enough room. Atleast I do on my 91' LHD mini





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