Dry sump (duratec) guard

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Dry sump (duratec) guard

Hi - got reminded today how low the car was and hit a large lump of something looking like tar or something.  It hit the sump guard pretty hard.  The surface is chewed up a bit but there seems no other damage so got lucky I guess.  Question - should I replace the guard now it's a bit damaged or will it still do its job?  It isn't too messed up and caterham want 90 quid for that bit of nylon!!!

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My Duratec dry sump ramp has been scarred by a road hump but remains OK. If you want to replace it I'd suggest sourcing a suitable hard nylon block from your local supplier and walki it, and your original, round to a machine shop. Simple enough to replicate. Here in Hull we have Kingston Plastics who can supply the material and, in most cases, machine to suit. A block that size would be £5 to £10.

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Here's the offending item from Caterham Parts. ££££££££!

Mine has some battle scars as well. They're classed as sacrificial so as long as the existing one is still doing the job I would leave it there. I would suggest as Pete C has suggested take the old one as a template with a new block to a machine shop. 

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Thanks.  Agreed - I think it is still sound so will leave the scarring and reprogramme my brain to go around objects higher than an inch or two! 

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Yes I hit a large rock recently which took a gouge out of my guard (it's a gearbox bell-housing guard, rather than the sump I believe).

 

Yes it's expensive, however when you remove it it is a solid billet of machined nylon and very robust. That being said, I removed mine and just tidied up the scarring, before refitting it. 

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