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Category “Sump”

Mid-Sump stage 1.5 – LS400 Engine

Saturday, 17 March, 2012

Most of the parts here are going in the bin but I thought it best to include photos etc of all the parts that came OFF the LS400 engine as well so you can compare! Engine tipped up for easy access: Forgot to take the oil filter off before tipping it over so that made […]


Mid Sump stage 3 – Fitment

Saturday, 17 March, 2012

As you can see, (unsurprisingly) the Soarer sump just fits straight on. However, it’s not quite that straightforward. In order to make the Soarer sump fit to the LS400 block it needed a few changes making. Some of the mounting holes in the LS400 block are larger than in the Soarer one, so the corresponding […]


Mid-Sump stage 2 – Cleanup

Friday, 13 January, 2012

After this post I examined the parts that came off the engine and they were in a pretty bad state. The engine had been left lying around outside for ages and then been steam cleaned (with no manifolds on it…), so it was full of water and oil and all sorts of other junk. It […]


Mid-Sump stage 1 – Soarer V8 Engine

Tuesday, 13 December, 2011

I bought an older 1UZ engine from Smiffie at the Soarer Sanctury, which I need for the sump. As per this post the VVTi engine has the sump in the wrong place for the RX7 engine’s bay and it can be moved by bolting the underside of the Soarer engine onto the rest of the LS400 […]