I'm not exactly a whimp, but taking the sump off the LET took me a lot longer than I thought (hey, twelve bolts and it's out, wot the feck)
First of all the turbo oil feed pipe blocks access to two bolts, that was a bastid to come off, I had to buy an extra short 17mm spanner and hit it with a hammer in the good, old-fashioned way.
In the process, the oil-cooler pipes had to come off, unveiling sump washers underneath (instead of the OEM aluminum washers)
Then I realised that one of the sump bolts is so close to the tx box that it's quite tricky to get to (other bolt heads protruding etc)
It was loose by the way, who knows for how many years...
Anyway, it came out in the end, all cleaned up etc...now the question:
It says on TIS that you have 10 minutes to put the lot back and torque them too. There's no way Hose.
10 minutes from applying the special sealant on the four edges.
In those 10 minutes, you have to:
1. fit the first cork gasket
2. fit (and torque) the oil pickup and it's mount
3. fit the baffle and the second cork gasket
4. loosely fit all 12 sump bolts, each one with its drop of Locktite blue
5. tighten them up in a decent sequence
6. torque them in the proper sequence.
10 mins? I don't think so Tim, even if it were on a four-post lift, not 3 inches from my face
Does anyone stick to this 10 minute malarki?