View Full Version : engion below chassis?

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.

Cheers mate.
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