Sump Gasket Replacement
Page created by T Aug 17th 2011: Thanks to Ben Simpson for confirmation that it can be done on HQ's.
Sump Gasket Replacement:The Sump Gasket can be replaced in Six Cylinder Kingswoods and VB - VK Six Cylinder Commodores with the Engine in the Car by jacking the Engine from under the Sump and fitting Wooden Blocks.
Steps:By T 17/08/11@22:07 Shed Financial Helper
I used Ben Simpson's method of jacking the Engine via the Sump to replace the Sump Gasket on my VK. It worked a treat and saved hiring an Engine Lifter.I put 1.5" x 1.5" x 4" wood blocks under the Engine Mounts to hold the Engine up.After removing the Front Sway Bar the Sump came off easily. I glued the Cork parts to the Block with Holden Sealant and held them in place with Sump Bolts until the Glue set, which made fitting the Sump as easy as if the Engine was out of the Car.Thanks Ben for the tips including the one about loosening all the Engine Mount Bolts when Bolting the Engine back in place. The 2 Main Bolts slid effortlessly back into place.
Kingswood Wood Block Dimensions: