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nathanwind October 20th, 2015 11:11 PM

Input/interest in LT230 increased capacity sump cover
 
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Project I've been toying with, a sump cover that adds ~21oz in extra capacity to the LT230. It's a straight bolt-on to replace the rectangular flat inspection cover with the unit shown below.

It certainly can't hurt to have an extra 5/8-3/4 of a quart in the LT230, as I know some folks intentionally jack up the rear of their Defender when filling the LT230 so they can slip a quart or so extra in there for sloshing around. This unit would alleviate that hassle, and allow for extra capacity automatically.

Anyhow, just figured I'd float it out there to gauge the interest level in such an item before I decide on whether to proceed with a run of them....the floor is open to input!

Red90 October 20th, 2015 11:18 PM

I assume you know these are already made?

http://roamerdrive.com/ds_sumpcov.html

nathanwind October 20th, 2015 11:24 PM

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Originally Posted by Red90 (Post 681395)
I assume you know these are already made?

Global Roamer Corporation

Well, I do now :). Looks like that one is cast maybe rather than milled? Also looks like it doesn't fit the V8, which this one will (with many folks on here obviously rolling in NAS trucks).

mongosd2 October 20th, 2015 11:24 PM

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not to rain on your parade…don't understand your V8 comment, I have one on my D2 and my 200tdi 110...

From the global roamer guy's…
Global Roamer Corporation

nathanwind October 20th, 2015 11:25 PM

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Originally Posted by mongosd2 (Post 681398)
not to rain on your parade…

From the global roamer guy's…
Global Roamer Corporation

Not raining...see above comments re: V8 :).

------ Follow up post added October 20th, 2015 11:30 PM ------

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Originally Posted by mongosd2 (Post 681398)
don't understand your V8 comment, I have one on my D2 and my 200tdi 110...

re: V8 comment, I'm just reading left-to-right, top-to-bottom, grouping words together to make a sentence directly from their website:

"This cover fits all Defender models with diesel engines, but will not fit V8 models due to exhaust interference issues."

Take Tylenol for any headaches. Midol for any cramps.

mongosd2 October 20th, 2015 11:37 PM

really…didn't read it or notice because I already have 2 installed on my trucks and installed one on a 110 with a v8 conversion (14cux with auto box), but we did a custom exhaust.





so take a midol...:)

nathanwind October 20th, 2015 11:42 PM

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Originally Posted by mongosd2 (Post 681403)
really…didn't read it or notice because I already have 2 installed on my trucks and installed one on a 110 with a v8 conversion, but we did a custom exhaust.

so take a midol...

Custom exhaust routing I'm sure would change the ability to fit, but I think 99.9% of people on here are running a stock exhaust with a V8. So...back to my original point, on their own website it states it won't fit with a (stock) V8 exhaust. I'd say that leaves the discussion still open (and Midol-less on this end : ).

mongosd2 October 20th, 2015 11:59 PM

Gotcha...the custom work was done with a hammer...
Go for it, I like the stuff you do

Crash303 October 21st, 2015 12:10 AM

I'm interested.

Davis October 21st, 2015 12:36 AM

Might be interested--depends on price, I suppose....

Ray_G October 21st, 2015 05:17 AM

I'd be in for Coyote, I'd wanted to go the route Mongo did but didn't want to BFH my exhaust..y assumption is a D1 & D90 V8 exhaust routing will be close enough to make it work.

solarguy October 21st, 2015 06:47 AM

If you can compete with their price I am in. I have been wanting to put one on for a while. I would rather give you my business.

LRNAD90 October 21st, 2015 08:10 AM

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Originally Posted by nathanwind (Post 681390)
It certainly can't hurt to have an extra 5/8-3/4 of a quart in the LT230, as I know some folks intentionally jack up the rear of their Defender when filling the LT230 so they can slip a quart or so extra in there for sloshing around. This unit would alleviate that hassle, and allow for extra capacity automatically.

Not debating that extra oil capacity is good (certainly from the standpoint of heat removal), but the idea of jacking the rear up when filling isn't just to put more oil in the case, it is to raise the oil level in the case, to help with splash lubrication to the input gear splines located toward the top of the case. Not sure that adding capacity will help with this, as the oil LEVEL will still be the same, no?

Uncle Douglas October 21st, 2015 08:22 AM

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Originally Posted by LRNAD90 (Post 681438)
the idea of jacking the rear up when filling isn't just to put more oil in the case, it is to raise the oil level in the case, to help with splash lubrication to the input gear splines located toward the top of the case. Not sure that adding capacity will help with this, as the oil LEVEL will still be the same, no?

correct

sonoronos October 21st, 2015 08:39 AM

Add a threaded port/bung for an oil temp gauge sender please.

Jonesy October 21st, 2015 08:43 AM

JASON - i'd be in. Wouldn't that sump be the lowest point in the TC? Would it make sense to put a drain plug in it if that is the case....not under the truck (of course :) ) but just asking.

Either way I would take 2

rover4x4 October 21st, 2015 08:44 AM

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Originally Posted by LRNAD90 (Post 681438)
Not debating that extra oil capacity is good (certainly from the standpoint of heat removal), but the idea of jacking the rear up when filling isn't just to put more oil in the case, it is to raise the oil level in the case, to help with splash lubrication to the input gear splines located toward the top of the case. Not sure that adding capacity will help with this, as the oil LEVEL will still be the same, no?

winner winner chicken dinner mine has been overfilled since 40k miles, at almost 90k the input is perfect, as for the rest of the driveline well its a crapshoot

Nomar October 21st, 2015 08:51 AM

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Originally Posted by LRNAD90 (Post 681438)
Not debating that extra oil capacity is good (certainly from the standpoint of heat removal), but the idea of jacking the rear up when filling isn't just to put more oil in the case, it is to raise the oil level in the case, to help with splash lubrication to the input gear splines located toward the top of the case. Not sure that adding capacity will help with this, as the oil LEVEL will still be the same, no?

Or in my case, I know it will be low within a few months time due to parking brake lubrication---so I like to overfill it so there will be plenty of oil for the brake drum!:grin


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Z.G October 21st, 2015 09:36 AM

Put cooling fins on it... it'll make the truck go faster

Overlander October 21st, 2015 09:45 AM

If this could also be designed to make the bottom of the tcase level with the ground and sturdy enough to provide a level surface so I can use a tranny jack without an adapter to install/remove the tcase, that would be worth it alone. maybe you could even incorporate some adapter features on the bottom to aid in tcase in jack usage.

And the expo thing to do is put a bottle opener on it. Come on now, keep up!


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