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Old 17-10-2016   #1
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Rusty Engine Sump

Hi folks. Has anyone else noticed how rusty the sump pan gets?
Mine is a 2012 model with 32,000 miles. The front side of the sump pan is literally covered in rust.
Has anyone tried to paint it? Maybe something like Hamerite to protect it?
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Re: Rusty Engine Sump

Hi Flymo01

Yes this seems to be a known fault.
My own 2012 1.4 8v has a very rusty sump for only 16,000 miles.

I have rubbed down mine and painted it in POR15 black paint.

https://www.fiatforum.com/punto-v/44...r-old-car.html

Get it done before it's too late and rotted out.
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Re: Rusty Engine Sump

Thanks. I have a tin of black smoothrite. Will that be ok or must I use heat resistant paint?
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Quote Originally Posted by Flymo01 View Post
Thanks. I have a tin of black smoothrite. Will that be ok or must I use heat resistant paint?
I would use that..
As proper heat paint may need so much KEYING
Youd weaken the sump..
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Re: Rusty Engine Sump

I've found hammerite to not be as good as it once was.

POR15 is very good as long as it avoids ultra violet light, which on a sump is very likely. Unless you turn it over

It's not a heat resistant paint but a good rust resistant paint.
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Re: Rusty Engine Sump

Thanks. So realistically, any rust resistant paint
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