Oil Leak - Custom Sump Fabrication

Postby Bandoo » Mon Oct 08, 2018 2:50 pm

Just wondering if anyone has a recommendation for a fabricator who can make a custom sump in Adelaide? Or an alternate solution.

I have a clinker style ski boat with chev 350, its had a persistent oil leak over the years and despite a couple of attempts to fix it I haven't had any luck. It had a crack in the bottom of it which was drilled at each end and welded. It appears to have been over tightened at stages through its life so is buckled along the mating face.

I'm about to put in a new engine and want to solve this issue once and for all. I'm not so concerned with replicating the cooling pipes running through the sump but there is only approx. 1cm between sump and hull so an off the shelf modified sump doesn't seem like a solution.

I've talked to one fabricator and they want me to buy a standard alloy sump and they'll modify that.

Just wondering if anyone has had a custom sump made up? Any recommendations?

I'm in Adelaide.

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Re: Oil Leak - Custom Sump Fabrication

Postby jimmyz » Thu Oct 25, 2018 6:14 pm

Had a similar problem years ago. Took my old sump off, went to wreckers got a second had sump, took the second hand sump and old sump to fabricator and he made a replica. Sorry mate no recommendations I’m in Sydney.
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Re: Oil Leak - Custom Sump Fabrication

Postby philb » Sun Oct 28, 2018 9:16 pm

You can buy them already purpose made.
Should be someone local to you....

Try these guys http://www.cassellmarine.com.au/Listing ... irection=0
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