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28th December 2009, 06:29 PM
haw much can you get away with? the book says 25mm but could i go to 30mm or maybe even 40? 50? or would that be ridicules and foolish? i understand that the lower you go the moor chance you have of tacking the sump of unexpectedly but i am looking at all the different ways i can grab 5 or 10 mm hear and there to lower the hight of my engine.
28th December 2009, 08:25 PM
Think mine is 40 mm
28th December 2009, 08:44 PM
thanks man. so i may take an extra 10 mm making 35 and leaving 5mm for a guard.
28th December 2009, 09:14 PM
dave yours cant be 40mm mine is only 25mm below and you reckoned that my sump was lower than yours. in an ideal world 100-120mm between the sump and the floor is comfortable. my sump is 110mm off the floor.
28th December 2009, 09:29 PM
likewise to Ash, my engine is 25mm below the bottom chassis rail, well in fact not the engine but the bottom of the bellhousing sits 25mm below , the base of my sump is actually level with the bottom of the lower chassis rail.
29th December 2009, 08:48 AM
dave yours cant be 40mm mine is only 25mm
You're dead right....:rolleyes:
My engine is now out and the gearbox is just resting on blocks, still in the car.
So possibility I got it wrong.
Ash can you do me a favor and measure the distance from the Bell housing to the chassis.
I think my sump was slightly higher than than the Bell housing.
I'm just looking at remaking the engine mounts.
I know I know, I should have measured it before I took it out...:rolleyes:
29th December 2009, 08:52 AM
my sump is about 2-3mm higher than my bell housing. when i choped it i thought it was pointless taking it any higher.
29th December 2009, 09:21 AM
my sump is about 2-3mm higher than my bell housing.
Sounds about right.
Assuming we both built exactly to the book,
then we should both be the same, 25mm
Sorry for giving you a bum steer Leon.:o
29th December 2009, 10:06 AM
No stress. Think I might still try and steal amother 10 mm. Just need some 35 mm packers naw
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