Oh, yeah, bitches are these bolts.
You need to tap and clean the threads in all of them first
Then install them all (but not tightened) with a drop of threadlock on their top threads.
Then you tighten them up a bit in a cyl head pattern
Then you tighten them up with a torque wrench to the right value
(always using the cyl head tightening pattern!)
Then you tighten them up once again
Of course the mating surfaces have been cleaned beforehandlmao
Originally posted by martynseaman any idea on how much torque to use ?
0ddball described it as the amount a 1 arm crane fly could manage - it is something really really low like 15NM or something - its in the Haynes manual.
As John says - needs threadlock and retightening, then checking in a few days etc etc.
thanks ill try that, it wasn't even leaking before, i was under the car and ithought ill just check the bolts, noe it leaks from just one bolt at the front, do i take the sump of or can i just stick it some how
Removing/refitting the sump is a shoite job mate.
Try tightening all the bolts in the right pattern (middle to end, criss/cross fashion like a head), not too tight, use a torque wrench if you can.
If it still drips, and it's from the sump bolt, then you may have a crack AROUND the bolthole
think there is a hair line crack around the sump first bolt hole on the front left, doesn't leak when car is standing only when car is running, running onto my exhaust, is there anything i can put onto the crack? so i dont have to remove the sump?