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Re: Oil pick-up pipe / sealant
« Reply #45 on: April 04, 2017, 02:11:01 pm »
It's just a pic of Dirko man holding a tube of Dirko and squidging a thin bead onto a sump.

A 3mm bead will flatten out to the width of the sump flange perfectly  :happy2:


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Re: Oil pick-up pipe / sealant
« Reply #46 on: April 04, 2017, 02:13:23 pm »
Ah yeah I've used the stuff before.

I'm going to go with the loctite since I've used it before on a motor enclosure and it worked fine

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Re: Oil pick-up pipe / sealant
« Reply #47 on: August 04, 2022, 02:28:01 pm »
I did it exactly as Dirko instructed. A 3mm bead in the middle.



Hey Pudding,

When you say middle, is that on the inside edge of the bolt holes?

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Re: Oil pick-up pipe / sealant
« Reply #48 on: August 04, 2022, 03:54:43 pm »
I smeared the bead flat across the whole mating surface, so it didn't matter in my case.

But if you want to leave it as a bead, then yep, inside edge of the bolt holes  :happy2:


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Re: Oil pick-up pipe / sealant
« Reply #49 on: August 04, 2022, 04:22:19 pm »
There's a good picture on Pelican Parts.

Two of the DIY videos I watches spoke of dropping the 2 hard to reach bolts next to the gearbox into the bell housing - is this a genuine concern? - nobody else ever mentioned this.

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Re: Oil pick-up pipe / sealant
« Reply #50 on: August 05, 2022, 11:06:54 pm »
That's pants.  Just get in there with a ball ended allen key or a swivel joint and they come out nice and easy.  They don't need to drop into the bell housing at all, what the actual?  There's some proper shyte information out there  :grin:


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Re: Oil pick-up pipe / sealant
« Reply #51 on: August 05, 2022, 11:09:53 pm »
One UK based guy dropped both, luckily caught on the lip, on a TT but all the same. Only part I'm worried about.
I've bought a 160mm 3/8 5mm ball head hex socket.

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Re: Oil pick-up pipe / sealant
« Reply #52 on: August 05, 2022, 11:21:21 pm »
Seriously mate, don't sweat that part. The only tricky part with those bolts is getting the angle right with the tool but dozens of us on here have dropped the sump with zero issues  :happy2:  Just take your time and don't wiggle the wrench/allen key around too much when they drop off the last couple of threads and they come out dead easy  :happy2:


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Re: Oil pick-up pipe / sealant
« Reply #53 on: August 07, 2022, 01:56:36 pm »
Due to shaft girth, it will be harder to line up the 3/8 on an extension - do able, but you would be better off with a slim T-handle allen, but with a ball like below:


Either way, get under the sump with a phone light and work out how to line up the tool.

Recommend:
Dry practice installing the sump without sealant.
Get all the bolts slightly threaded so that there is some movement in the sump, leave the 2 hidden bolts till last then tighten them all up fully.
The bolts have a really low torque value, don't go mad tightening them up.