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ttalps2000

posted on 11/9/20 at 06:59 PM Reply With Quote
Dunnell Sump Capacity

Can anyone confirm the offical capacity for the Dunnell sump on a silvertop zetec is 4.5L?

My engine is pushing out oil since changing it and i have a feeling that i have put too much in! The dipstick hits the bottom of the sump then curls under, so is not really accurate enough etc to know where it should be. Time to drain it and measure it back out again

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pigeondave

posted on 14/9/20 at 12:49 PM Reply With Quote
Yeah, I think that sounds about right. I'm sure I cant get 5 in my one.

Ah, I have a blacktop.

You could call Paul to double check?

[Edited on 14/9/20 by pigeondave]

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ttalps2000

posted on 14/9/20 at 01:50 PM Reply With Quote
Spoke to Paul this morning.....3.5 - 3.75L is what should be in there! Time to drain the sump!!
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pigeondave

posted on 14/9/20 at 02:02 PM Reply With Quote
Is the black top different to the silver top?
I hope so

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ttalps2000

posted on 14/9/20 at 02:16 PM Reply With Quote
not really, he said they are all around the same capacity!
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pigeondave

posted on 14/9/20 at 06:57 PM Reply With Quote
I'll find out one weekend soon

I can hear AdiT laughing from here about the above statement.

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procomp

posted on 14/9/20 at 07:04 PM Reply With Quote
3.5 - 3.75. ???
Ive got a dunnel built Zetec here in workshop it runs 4.5 Ltr

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adithorp

posted on 14/9/20 at 08:18 PM Reply With Quote
quote:
Originally posted by pigeondave
I'll find out one weekend soon

I can hear AdiT laughing from here about the above statement.








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ttalps2000

posted on 15/9/20 at 07:00 AM Reply With Quote
can only go by what he has said to me, does seem a bit on the low side. Haynes quote 4.25L, so as it has been shortend and is not wider etc, would be about right?
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adithorp

posted on 15/9/20 at 09:15 AM Reply With Quote
Is the Dunnel sump actually unique to him or is it from somewhere else like Raceline?





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pigeondave

posted on 15/9/20 at 09:29 AM Reply With Quote
Unique to him

He chops them and welds them up. At least my one is.

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ttalps2000

posted on 15/9/20 at 09:33 AM Reply With Quote
yep mine is a cut and shut, not a cast one like the Raceline offering
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pigeondave

posted on 15/9/20 at 10:19 AM Reply With Quote
And the holes in the bottom of the sump don't line up with the bell housing.

I was told it wasn't an issue as the other 4 bolts are plenty strong enough.

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