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I just thought I'd let people that I have now fitted a Thor Alloy sump to my GEMS 4.6 Engine.

The people who built my engine did a great job, and sealed my sump up perfectly. But unfortunately I needed to remove it to get the engine out to fix the broken flex plate. It came out a bit mangled and never really sealed properly after that. I had to do an Oil change today so I thought I would have a crack at fitting the later alloy sump, figuring there must have been a reason landrover changed the design. Upon doing some reading an alloy sump has some benefits.

- Reduced NVH
- Reduced External Noise
- Strengthens block
- Better Heat Dissipation
- Improved Oil Sealing and use of a gasket

Well these were supposed to be the benefits, so far I have only noticed a slight decrease in engine noise, and its definitely not leaking YET! Time will tell. I just need to find the inserts that cover up the access hole for the torque converter bolts.

Stu
 

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Fitted the Thor Sump to my Gems about 6 months ago and hasn't leaked a drop[ of oil since. Proably temped fate now saying that.

The Insert/Grommets you need are ERR7229 £2.33p (UK) each from L/R

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Its true, the Thor sump seals much better and I bet major reason for the change. The other reasons just sound better. I used to have a '95, tried and tried, but I couldn't make it stop spotting my garage :cry:
 
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