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the_big_1

posted on 24/8/20 at 07:41 PM Reply With Quote
Zetec Sump Size

Hi Guys,

Don't have my engine block back to measure.
But talking to Neil Dunne about a short sump etc.
From CAD, but can not 100 % confirm, the bottom of the block to the bottom of my chassis measures about 26mm (block above bottom of chassis.
He says he does 160mm ones and a done a couple of 140mm ones.
Anyone know what they have used on a silver top?

Cheers guys

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big_wasa

posted on 24/8/20 at 07:57 PM Reply With Quote
Silvertop, blacktop makes no difference.

150~160 is the norm. Go less and the gearbox is the lowest point and you will have little capacity.

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the_big_1

posted on 24/8/20 at 08:02 PM Reply With Quote
Hi ya,

Perfect as usual, sounds like his 160mm is the way to go.

Top man as usual!!!

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big_wasa

posted on 24/8/20 at 08:11 PM Reply With Quote
The raceline sump is the zetec gold standard and is around 160mm.
I had a Scholar Engines sump and it was around the same.
I did a couple of cut and shuts at 150 ish mm and they only have a capacity of 3.3 L

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the_big_1

posted on 24/8/20 at 08:15 PM Reply With Quote
I have emailed him saying 160mm is the way to go. Whats the capacity of 160mm? Also, where is the oil line normally, so i can sort a distinct out.

Cheers!!!!

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big_wasa

posted on 25/8/20 at 07:03 AM Reply With Quote
The oil level is still gauged by your dipstick. So what was full before is still full now give or take as the engine was tilted back in most donors.
The volume varies on the manufacturer.

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ttalps2000

posted on 25/8/20 at 07:41 AM Reply With Quote
i have a Dunnell sump and is around 4.5L capacity and usues a standard dipstick. Never had a issue with surge etc. If i was buying new i would most likely go for a Raceline sump as they look a lot better. My one is a standard modified item, but got it 2nd hand at a reasonable cost.
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starterman

posted on 25/8/20 at 06:35 PM Reply With Quote
I have a cut and shut sump and it's spot on. No need to spend all that big money.
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chris

posted on 26/8/20 at 07:44 PM Reply With Quote
zetec sump

i have had two of his zetec sumps they are manufactured to a very good standard and hold 6 ltrs of oil and you use the standard dipstick
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the_big_1

posted on 26/8/20 at 07:46 PM Reply With Quote
Yep its what I am going for. I have his coolant pipe mod and its fab.
Was the 6l the 160mm sump?

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chris

posted on 26/8/20 at 07:55 PM Reply With Quote
all i know is it was his f2 brisca sump so they are very well baffled as well i had one fitted on my GBS ZERO SPEED HUMPS AND MANHOLE covers were no problem as sump only very slightly lower than chassis rail
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