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#1 tuxedoss

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Posted 21 September 2021 - 08:29 PM

Any recommendations on a good quality standard replacement sump for a a 308. Original is pretty battered so bought an Aeroflow one for about $70 . I've painted it already but its pretty flimsy compared to the original and want to check out what else is available . I see plenty on ebay at various prices but is the $150 one going to be the same as the aeroflow? Its no where near as rigid as the original and there is a noticeable weight difference.



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Posted 22 September 2021 - 10:50 AM

I think you can get re-build kits for the original pumps? I've always stuck with the factory alloy pumps. 



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Posted 22 September 2021 - 11:42 AM

Specsavers mate !

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Posted 22 September 2021 - 12:03 PM

The rares ones are really good. Just built an engine using one and it was very much like factory.



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Posted 22 September 2021 - 02:21 PM

Looks like Rares only sells a complete kit not the sump on its own .
Just weighed my original and it’s 3.3kg the aerofow is only 2.7kg explains why it’s a bit flimsy

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Posted 23 September 2021 - 12:05 PM

I just bought the sump on its own from Speeds in Mitchell ACT who are the Rares supplier here in Canberra. Think it was $180.



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Posted 23 September 2021 - 12:14 PM

Ok thanks might give rares a call as can only see whole kit on website
How long ago did you buy it? They say only comes as the whole kit now

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Posted 24 September 2021 - 12:14 PM

3 months ago. 



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Posted 24 September 2021 - 12:28 PM

Any recommendations on a good quality standard replacement sump for a a 308. Original is pretty battered so bought an Aeroflow one for about $70 . I've painted it already but its pretty flimsy compared to the original and want to check out what else is available . I see plenty on ebay at various prices but is the $150 one going to be the same as the aeroflow? Its no where near as rigid as the original and there is a noticeable weight difference.


 

Maybe you have a repro of the secret squirrel lightweight lemans sump?

 

In all seriousness though the sump isn’t a structural component and as long as it seals up properly why would you get a different one?



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Posted 24 September 2021 - 06:10 PM

That’s the worry if it seals up or not . The original is dead flat and quite stiff along the side rails . The other one has a few mm gap with a straight edge along it and can be flexed by hand . I just hate repo stuff that is cheap shit and not as good as the original . If we could make something in 1970 surely we can do same or better 50 years later

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Posted 24 September 2021 - 08:00 PM

If we could make something in 1970 surely we can do same or better 50 years later

You should re-write that as:
"If we could make something in 1970 surely China can do the same or better 50 years later"



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Posted 24 September 2021 - 08:35 PM

Yeah Heath sad but true

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Posted 25 September 2021 - 11:27 AM

Another question is should you be using a sump with better oil control than the original?

 

Something with a windage tray, crank scraper, anti surge design and an extra litre capacity?



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Posted 25 September 2021 - 01:56 PM

I used an Aeroflow tin sump on an LS1.

In the instructions it says to tighten it up in a sequence similar to doing up head bolts.

Circular pattern from the centre moving to the ends to make sure it seals.

I checked mine on my welding plate, which I had drilled to modify an alloy sump.

Did a soapy water test and it had no leaks, unlike my first attempts at TIG welding to modify the alloy sump.

 

Cheers

 

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