DIY Guide: Sump Guard for CSR (and possibly other metric Series 3 cars)

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Mark w
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Neil .

Ive decided you need to get out more .

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Whistle 

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That's a vey neat job, James!

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Your car is very clean underneath!

How did you cut the thick Al plate?

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Sorry, see you answered the question of cutting on the previous page. If I hadn't retired I could have got it all knocked up in 30 minutes - maybe have to give them a call. 
Do you know what your ground clearance is under the sump?

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You could always jigsaw the ally too if you don't have a bandsaw.

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You could always jigsaw the ally too if you don't have a bandsaw.

Indeed you could - and you'd likely end up with some magnificent biceps, too!

James

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Do you know what your ground clearance is under the sump?

I measured it at 62mm unladen, David.  A bit too close for comfort...  I'm just fitting some new ZZSs which I hope will improve matters by 5/6mm or so.  Ideally, I'd like to see at least 70mm for peace of mind.

To illustrate the concern, I found online this image of my car being driven by its then owner, taken at some time or other during its earlier life (it looks quite different now).  The vulnerability of the Cosworth dry-sump is clear to see - "well hung" is perhaps the phrase that comes to mind!

James

 

 

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Should have added use these not the normal fine tooth metal blades as they easily fill with the soft debris resulting in the above Rofl 

https://www.toolstation.com/bosch-bayonet-jigsaw-blade-t127d/p46082 

 

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That's a beautifully explained and very logical solution to a real potential weakness.  Couple of questions re. the wedge block:  what sort of wood did you use?  And do you think that a cut-down rubber jacking block / chock would work?

Thanks for sharing this, next project now identified.......

Neil