Sump surface Rust on Ducatto

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  1. rangitira

    rangitira Funster

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    Recently did/done an Oil and Filter Change on the "shed" and noticed a bit of surface rust on the sump.
    Remembered seeing something about it on the Fiat Forum, so checked,:

    Doh:It's a common failing with Fiat Ducatto by all accounts, many a sump is renewed because of this problem:Sad:

    SO! whats the best solution? Rub down and a spray with an inhibitor? spray with an aluminum Paint? Just an undercoat?
    Not interested with a rubberized spray, don't want it to rust away hidden behind a thick coat of gunk
     
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    Phill D Read Only Funster

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    If it were me i would degrease, rub down and use hammerite, i believe they do an engine / exhaust paint.:thumb:
     
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    I agree with the last post but...

    After you've rubbed it down etc, then give it a coat or two of Isopon 182 zinc, it will last longer...
     
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    Fit a plastic deflector in front to protect it from the worst of the elements
     
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    Do you remember when you used to curse the crankshaft pulley oil seal leaks, can't win can you:Doh:
     
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    Just give it a liberal coat of OIL:roflmto:
     
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  7. rangitira

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    Thanks Fellas:thumb:

    Think I'll go the Hammerlite way tho:thumb:
     
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    How old is it?
     
  9. Gromett

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    My sump is weeping. I have a new one that I need to get round to fitting.

    I tried a couple of garages and all of them said their parts suppliers don't have any OEM replacements so I had to get a Fiat official part and it was extortionately expensive.

    I did a search on ebay and got one at a third of the price...
     
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