Oil Sump (non dented!)

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Oil Sump (non dented!)

Postby simonbuk » Mon 04.03.2019, 20:36

Anybody got a non dented oil sump ?!
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Re: Oil Sump (non dented!)

Postby Brit-Car-Nut » Mon 04.03.2019, 20:38

If you can't find one closer to you than the US, I have a couple of them.
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Re: Oil Sump (non dented!)

Postby Rambo » Mon 04.03.2019, 21:05

SJS had them in stock last time I looked
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Re: Oil Sump (non dented!)

Postby simonbuk » Mon 04.03.2019, 21:12

Oh yes - well spotted. Didn't even think of looking for a new one !!

Has anybody had any luck in knocking a dented one back out ?
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Re: Oil Sump (non dented!)

Postby Rambo » Mon 04.03.2019, 21:26

From memory I think someone had success in knocking dents out and also welding on extra protection. Can't remember who though
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Re: Oil Sump (non dented!)

Postby Brit-Car-Nut » Mon 04.03.2019, 21:28

I am willing to take pictures to give you an idea. £235.00 is a lot for something that will eventually get hit again.
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Re: Oil Sump (non dented!)

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Re: Oil Sump (non dented!)

Postby Brit-Car-Nut » Mon 04.03.2019, 21:43

Rambo wrote:From memory I think someone had success in knocking dents out and also welding on extra protection. Can't remember who though

The last "Lotus" sump (what SJs will be supplying) that was purchased from Lotus Stock was from an Isuzu I-Mark and the drain plug is basically on the bottom of the sump. Here is a picture from a previous buyer:
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This is what Is now supplying...
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I believe the picture on SJs site is not accurate. The original sump has been unobtainum for over 8 years.

I don't think the replacement sump will fare very well since the drain plug is a really big target.
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Re: Oil Sump (non dented!)

Postby simonbuk » Wed 06.03.2019, 22:38

Brit-Car-Nut wrote:I am willing to take pictures to give you an idea. £235.00 is a lot for something that will eventually get hit again.


Thank you for you offer. I think you are right when you say it's just going to be bashed again !!

Have got a spare dented one so might play around with that first !!
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Re: Oil Sump (non dented!)

Postby Brit-Car-Nut » Wed 06.03.2019, 23:03

Have fun banging on it. You can only help it out...

DON'T try to heat it to make it easier to work the metal as the coating on the inside will be damaged.
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Re: Oil Sump (non dented!)

Postby John_W » Wed 06.03.2019, 23:14

You mean thumping it with a ruddy great hammer isn't going to damage the coating?
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Re: Oil Sump (non dented!)

Postby Brit-Car-Nut » Wed 06.03.2019, 23:22

I would have expected a bit more finesse!

I have used an air powered "chisel" with hammer bits in it and it does a decent job without stretching or destroying the metal. You can be very accurate where you are adjusting the metal.
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