Oil sump removal

Tiny
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Hi Everyone, thanks for taking the time to view and/ or reply!

I drive a 1980 Suzuki SC100. My oil pressure warning light comes on intermittently, I want to remove the sump at the bottom of the engine to check the oil pump and the oil strainer.

My question is; can I safely remove the oil sump housing while the engine is in situ? (will anything fall out??)

the engine designation is; F10A, 997cc.

cheers, edm


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Wednesday, November 28th, 2007 AT 12:42 AM

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Tiny
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Hi there,

The only thing that will fall out is the engine oil if you don't drain it first! Get the oil hot and let it drain over night so it wont be dripping on you with the sump off.

Mark (mhpautos)
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Wednesday, November 28th, 2007 AT 12:46 AM
Tiny
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Ok! Thanks for your prompt response, I'll try that in the weekend and hopefully a good clean and a new filter will do the trick!

Cheers, edm
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Wednesday, November 28th, 2007 AT 12:58 AM
Tiny
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Hi again, so, I have removed all of the bolts holding the sump to the engine block, but will it move? No. It will not! Am I missing something here? I had thought that prying with a screwdriver would have popped the seals but it is not going anywhere.

Any ideas?

Thankyou, edm.
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Saturday, December 1st, 2007 AT 12:37 AM
Tiny
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Hi there,

If all the bolts are removed and it is still stuck, it could be a chemically bonded sump, It will not have a conventional gasket, but it is sealed with a very strong sealant, You have to knock a small wedge in to start to break the seal, when it starts to give a little move along and knock in another wedge, there are special "splitting chisels" used I made my own as these sumps are becoming more frequent. See how you get on if in doubt re post.

Mark (mhpautos)
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Saturday, December 1st, 2007 AT 1:48 AM
Tiny
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Right, thanks mate.

Night time now, so I'll hit it in the morning.

I have scraped a little of the gasket away, it's a kind of brick colored powder. Hopefully it's not some kind of Super Sealant as I have to be back on the road on monday!

Thanks again, edm.
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Saturday, December 1st, 2007 AT 1:57 AM

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