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Sump/oil pan gasket change help


 
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 13, 2012 12:18    Post subject: Sump/oil pan gasket change help Reply with quote

I've got a bit of a leak at the sump gasket, used the Vitara on a little green laning jaunt the other day and spent a litre to the problem!

So I've decided that I'm going to have to change it and theres no real quick fix with this. Found the part on a well known shopping website for about a tenner delivered so I know its cheap enough to do. While researching how to go about this because of the amount of metal in the way, steering rods and the diff for a start.... stumbled across some links to other Suzuki forums suggesting that I should either lift the engine up in the bay to clear enough space to remove said sump OR drop the axle/diff out of the way and in doing so remove driveshafts etc.....

My question is this, is there a slightly easier way?? I.e, could I get away with dropping the suspension legs off and raising the chassis high for the clearance required??

Anyone had any experience with sump removal, specifically on Vitaras?? Advice?

I have a 1.6 16v SWB JX 4U2 for your reference.
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 16, 2012 15:42    Post subject: Reply with quote

Anyone help me out with the oil pan bolt torque setting please?? Gonna have to change the sump gasket myself this weekend!  Confused
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 16, 2012 20:34    Post subject: Reply with quote

Asked a friend of mine who has access to a manual... 7-8.5 ft/lb's. Thought I would post the answer incase this thread is required in the future. I'll post how successful I am after Sunday.  Very Happy
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31" MT tyres
Matching trailer being built from a 5 door Vit, watch this space!
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 21, 2012 11:07    Post subject: Reply with quote

Success! Managed it! After removing the front diff completely, various mounts uncoupled both propshafts, unbolted the transfer/gearbox mountings, separated from engine block enough to reach the bolts on the back of the sump! Bloody knightmare! Anyways, all is complete and back together, gasket holding up well!  Very Happy

Next job, rocker cover gasket!  Confused  Should be a bit simpler!  Laughing
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Now in black
2" body lift & 2" suspension lift
31" MT tyres
Matching trailer being built from a 5 door Vit, watch this space!
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