Opel Corsa B 1993–2000 Service and Repair Manual: Sump and oil baffle plate - removal and refitting


1. Raise and support the front of the vehicle.

Disconnect the battery earth (negative) lead.

2. Drain the engine oil.

3. Remove the exhaust manifold.

4. Disconnect the multi-plug from the engine oil level sensor.

5. Remove the flywheel cover plate.

6. Remove the sump retaining bolts. Remove the sump, tapping it with a hide or plastic mallet if necessary to break the joint.

7. Remove the oil pick-up pipe and its bracket, followed by the baffle plate.

8. Remove the old gaskets and clean the mating surfaces.


9. Commence refitting by applying sealant to the oil pump housing joint and the rear main bearing cap joint.

10. Apply sealant to a new gasket and fit the gasket to the block. Make sure that the locating dowels are in position.

11. Fit the baffle plate to the block. Refit the oil pick-up pipe and bracket, using a new O-ring between the pipe and the pump and applying sealant to the bolt threads.

12. Fit another new gasket, this time without sealant, between the baffle plate and the sump. Fit the sump, apply sealant to the bolt threads and insert and tighten the bolts.

13. The remainder of refitting is the reverse of the removal procedure. Remember to refit and tighten the drain plug and to refill the engine with oil on completion.

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