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Anyone experienced a problem with this before, is there a seal, or do people generally seal with the really strong paste, wats the best method. Also read something about the screws causing the leak

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I'm sure someone will come along and tell you exactly what to use, but I believe it's a sealant in a tube, something like Hylomar :thumb:
 

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If you are on about the sump itself and not the drain plug (drain plugs needs a washer) then IIRC, the later model P38 uses a sealant but the earlier one uses a gasket. Not sure though. Chances are LR list the gasket but don't actually sell it anymore. I don't have MicroCat here at home to check - Sorry. Then again, if it is just a small leak, open RAVE and check the torque for the sump bolts. Then get a torque wrench and check it is tight.
 

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Rich998a said:
the later model P38 uses a sealant but the earlier one uses a gasket.
You've got that the wrong way round Rich Gems engine uses a Silicone Sealant on a Steel Sump and the Thor engine with Alloy Sump uses a Rubberised Gasket.

I have just fitted the Alloy Thor Sump and Gasket to my Gems Engine, but haven't had chance to do many miles yet to see if it cure's the leaking sump problem.

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I just snugged my bolts up a bit and my sump quit leaking. Some of them weren't even finger tight.
 

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Col said:
Rich998a said:
the later model P38 uses a sealant but the earlier one uses a gasket.
I have just fitted the Alloy Thor Sump and Gasket to my Gems Engine, but haven't had chance to do many miles yet to see if it cure's the leaking sump problem.
I think you will find this improves things. I could never really get my GEMS pan sealed up for long. My Bosch model has never really leaked more than a drop or two if sitting in the same spot for a week. What a shocking concept, make the pan out of the same material as the block and then install a gasket :lol:
 
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