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I am in the process of swapping engines, the 416 is comming out and an engine from a 216 is going back, apart from the engine mountings needing changing over I notice the sump on the 416 is metal, and the 216 is alloy and looks maybe a little deeper (bigger) will it need changing?

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Nah no problem I dont think.

If not I do have a spare metal sump (is it Mild steel?)....allthough it could do with a quick spray to stop it rusting.
 

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I am in the process of swapping engines, the 416 is comming out and an engine from a 216 is going back, apart from the engine mountings needing changing over I notice the sump on the 416 is metal, and the 216 is alloy and looks maybe a little deeper (bigger) will it need changing?

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Alloy sump is better as it doesn't require a gasket. Just a bead of RTV sealant on the mating faces.

I'd leave the alloy one fitted as A) they dont rust and B) I have never seen an oil stained one. Even my LR 1.8 Alloy sump was (at its rebuild at 98K) and is still dry after 107,000 miles.
 
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