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Merv

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Sump Guard
« on: January 21, 2020, 11:10:20 AM »
I am thinking that a sump guard might be sensible for the '68.  I can see them on CA but they are heavy and the distance long.  Any around in Australia?
Thanks Merv
Cars:
Alfa Romeo Veloce 1750 1968
Porsche 911, 3.2 1988
Porsche 911 1968 (sold)
Porsche 356S 1962 (sold)

giulia_veloce

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Re: Sump Guard
« Reply #1 on: January 22, 2020, 06:25:16 AM »
Hi Merv

I have a sump guard available.
If you think it is too heavy,,you could delete a few bits from it.
Robert

Merv

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Re: Sump Guard
« Reply #2 on: January 22, 2020, 09:45:03 AM »
Thanks Robert.  Will talk to you about it. Seems there are various views as to whether these are useful or nuisance.
Thanks Merv
Cars:
Alfa Romeo Veloce 1750 1968
Porsche 911, 3.2 1988
Porsche 911 1968 (sold)
Porsche 356S 1962 (sold)

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Re: Sump Guard
« Reply #3 on: February 11, 2020, 08:13:55 PM »
Waste of time and money! Spend your money on new engine mounts and you won't need a sump guard.
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LukeC

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Re: Sump Guard
« Reply #4 on: February 12, 2020, 07:56:01 AM »
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Waste of time and money!

Agreed! Are you bush bashing with your car?

New sumps are ~$200. Unless you have a perfect OE sump which maybe you want to hang on the wall, just drive the car with care.

I have thrown away (well, sent to the metal recycler) lots of these over the years as I don't believe a horrible steel lump should cover the lovely finned alloy sump on a 105.
Luke Clayton

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Merv

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Re: Sump Guard
« Reply #5 on: February 16, 2020, 06:45:15 AM »
Yes Luke, after talking with Robert on the pros and cons and looking at new sunup prices, I didn't get one.  My engine mounts are new anyway.
Thanks Merv
Cars:
Alfa Romeo Veloce 1750 1968
Porsche 911, 3.2 1988
Porsche 911 1968 (sold)
Porsche 356S 1962 (sold)