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Elan M100 Scratch Rebuild

Postby steverob30 » Sun 31.07.2016, 19:04

Ok, howdy heavenly beings,

Running out of places to look for an answer...

Is there such thing as an m100 oil pump gasket or do I have to make my own?

On the (rear) face of the oil pump (to 75% of the block) are the 2 oil pickup/distribution feeds. Bottom one sucks, top one blows. On the pump side, there is what appears to be a gasket seat (pics) but nowhere can I find mention of any kind of gasket.

On disassembly, mine were filled with a black silicone type gasketesque material which was an absolute B*$*4rd to remove. This stuff extended completely around the mating faces of block and pump.
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Oil Pump


Thoughts?! :bonk:
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Re: Elan M100 Scratch Rebuild

Postby lotusflasherman » Sun 31.07.2016, 20:38

No gasket shown in Parts Manual... Service Notes EC Page 40 & 41 deals with Oil pump Re-assembly. ....

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Re: Elan M100 Scratch Rebuild

Postby lotusflasherman » Sun 31.07.2016, 20:42

You may find this link useful ....www.lotusm100.com/manuals/
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Re: Elan M100 Scratch Rebuild

Postby HJ2 » Mon 01.08.2016, 13:01

:agree:
... And I would clean the paint of the mating surfaces.
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Re: Elan M100 Scratch Rebuild

Postby steverob30 » Mon 01.08.2016, 15:07

Thanks for the info guys! I always make sure mating surfaces are free of old bits of gasket, paint etc after a fascinating issue with a plastic thermostat housing and a ford ka...hehe!
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Re: Elan M100 Scratch Rebuild

Postby HJ2 » Mon 01.08.2016, 18:23

Take great care that you don't spill too much liquid gasket on the inside, or you'll be scraping it out the oil pickup filter later.... if you're lucky :burnout:
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