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Hi All.
Just joined in the hope of enlightenment about a POROUS SUMP!
Just been quoted £250 for new sump, gasket and oil.
2003 (53) diesel, 50,000 miles FNSH
Never heard of this problem 1n 45 years of motoring.

Anyone else come across this? Is there a case for some help from Nissan UK?
 

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????? :confused:
****ie, please do explain. :gathering:
We are all ears, this one is NEW to me as well...has loads of cars, and even a £90.00 Skoda
didn't have what your describing.
Please elaborate a little for us...
 
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ifor505 said:
????? :confused:
****ie, please do explain. :gathering:
We are all ears, this one is NEW to me as well...has loads of cars, and even a £90.00 Skoda
didn't have what your describing.
Please elaborate a little for us...
Done some more research and it seems (from a trusted? member of the motor trade) that this is a problem, particularly with Japanese cars. The problem seems to be a poor coating on the sump pan which is damaged by stone chips, the pan then rusts and becomes porous. Poor reliability from Nissan - used to expect a pan to last the life of the car. :sad:
 

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Had exactly the same thing once with a Toyota Back axle.

Never would have believed that something full of oil could rust and turn porous.

In this case I drained the oil, wire brushed all the rust off and used platic paddding tank sealer.

Did the trick
 
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Hi all - my first post ever on anything - I too have a porus sump 53 version - is it just a straight replacement or can a patch up do? thanks Johnm
 
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