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Join Date: Aug 2004
I've got a few spare TS sumps at present....over in woolybackland near Burnley. The sumps held on with two different sizes of ribe bolt (though you can usually get away with Allen keys - but they need to be long, and the two at the gearbox end are a particular pain to do......
The sump is then held on with the sealant used (no gasket) and again can take some shifting....
To actually remove the sump from the engine whilst its in the car, you need to loosen the 11mm bolts holding the pickup pipe, removing one completely so that the pipe can swivel to let the sump drop off. When replacing the sump, ensure that you get the small gasket on the pickup pipe in place properly - otherwise your oil supply will be seriously compromised....its fiddly but possible!
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