Here's market oportinity for you, DMadigan. Kits with a sump plate, four longer studs, four nyloc nuts, a magnatic drain plug and a nylon ring. Eleven items for a bargain price, packed on a carton, shrink wrapped...
I have a small powerful magnet that I am going to glue onto the bolt. See how that works.
Is the lack of screen a big issue? Seems to me that the magnet should collect any ferrous material that might otherwise have been caught in the screen and the sump is on the return side so if anything get back to the tank it would be "filtered" ha, by the screen in the tank drain plug. Does that make sense? Don't want to bugger things up.
I have not tried to fit it yet, but it seems to me the mounting holes are a lot thicker than the original and I am thinking the studs might not be long enough.
The studs stick out 0.630" on mine. Plenty of length for the plate and nut. You want an integral screen? Could add a step and groove for a snap ring to hold a screen in place without having to seal both screen and plate. The screen keeps the chunks out of the pump gears.
Gary, What length of stud are you moving to fit this sump and screen? Do you know any suppliers of studs outside of OEM part numbers? I just ordered one of the screens as well. I am guessing we will need two gaskets to make sure it is oil tight as well. One either side of the screen.
Alan, Do you find that you need a gasket either side of the screen? Or just the one between the screen and case? The sump plate I bought did not come with mounting hardware so I need to source either studs or allen bolts. Studs would be better I am thinking? save screwing up the threads in the case?