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ARP Main Studs + Sump Clearance!! READ

Discussion in 'Badger5' started by ibizacupra, Mar 14, 2011.

  1. ibizacupra

    ibizacupra Jack-RIP my little Friend
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    ARP main studs will need the sump clearancing...
    see below..

    The engine was weeping oil whilst here, despite only having drizzled some oil over the cams, no oil in the sump in any qty.. anyhows it had a drip on the bell housing face at the rear.. I could'nt leave it as was, as leaks dont get better, only worse... so removed the sump to see this.
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    Beware folks.. It was'nt obvious that the sump was'nt sat flat and flush to the block, hence the gasket sealer did'nt/could'nt seal as it was'nt compressed. Remedy, simply linish off the edge of the sump pan, and marker pen it up and check for witness, and repeat linishing until it clears.

    something to look out for with your builds.
     
  2. grahams81

    grahams81 Active Member

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    Thanks for the info mate, i will take care when fitting mine.
     
  3. ibizacupra

    ibizacupra Jack-RIP my little Friend
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    np, your welcome
     
  4. IanTheBiker

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    oh yes i see i had this issue lol
     
  5. IbizaAlex

    IbizaAlex AKS tuning

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    Im always surprised that this is not noticed when fitting the sump with these studs. I had to do this years back and if a sump rocks when you test fit it then something isnt right!
     
  6. IanTheBiker

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    I gotta be honest and it was not clearly visible where The problem lay but after 2 min of inspection it was visible..
     
  7. Willie

    Willie LCR Track car

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    Bill, so this is from fitting ARP bolts and an OEM sump?
    This on all 1.8T sumps and blocks?
     
  8. ibizacupra

    ibizacupra Jack-RIP my little Friend
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    on all transverse blocks yes., std sump (and others)
    ARP main bolts
     

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