can you remove the sump without taking the exhaust downpipe off?
I dont think so.
We tried and couldnt find a way, plus you really really want the space later when it comes to refitting.
Nope not possible,
Doh that means i gotta take my rad out as well then. My sump is cracked, spose its my own fault though i think i must have tightened up one of the bolts too tight
damn thats annoying!
When we changed the sump gasket on my nova valver, we took the manifold out without removing the rad, However, when the engine was fitted, we moved the upper rad mounts outwards, so that may have some influence.
when you say you moved them outwards do you mean forwards?
done it now, it was a piece of p*ss and i didnt have to take the rad out to get the exhaust manifold off