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Old 30 June 2009, 04:44   #1
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Kad 32p

Hi All

This is my first ost so here goes,

I have just been informed that the dip tube in the sump of one of my KAD 32p's is in the bottom of the sump somewhere therefore the oil cannot be removed unless a pipe is inserted down the dip tube ( not normal practice for removing oil on this engine ) & the engine needs to come out to resolve the problem.
Anyone experienced this before.

Thanks

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Old 30 June 2009, 06:14   #2
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So whats actually wrong with it, think I'm missing something?
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Old 30 June 2009, 06:21   #3
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Dunno about the tube coming away inside the sump but, if removing the motor is a big job, I believe there is a kit which fits through the side of the block for the purpose of removing the oil from the sump. It allows all of the sump oil to be removed which the standard system doesn't do.
For more info, try boatdiesel.com.

If the fallen part is loose in the sump, depending on its shape, it may not be a good idea for it to be lying about there.
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Old 30 June 2009, 10:15   #4
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Don't know about this particular engine but it's quite common to have restricted access and to have to use a vacuum pump. On the Smart car there isn't even a sump plug any more!!!

http://www.force4.co.uk/859/Force-4-...ctor-Pump.html

There are also heavier duty versions around.

They work very well - remember to warm the engine up first. Of course you still need to change the filter. I also chuck some cheap oil in and suck it out again to do some extra flushing.

If the tube has dropped down or something you may not get accurate dipstick readings any more.
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