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Oil leak in punto

A small pin ***** hole in the bottom of the engine box (not sure what its called) any ideas if i can fix it with a sealent or cost to repair?

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The punto's suffer from porous sumps. The metal becomes thin and leaks oil. Although its not a difficult job to change, its a messy job. You have to draain all the oil out first, then remove all the bolts around the sump pan. If you are replacing the sump, its good practice to replace the gasket too.
The sump itself is not too expensive to purchase, and the job itself in a garage, shouldnt take any more than 2 hours.


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