Designed and developed in house our RX-8 Sump Brace is the first of its kind.
This brace is designed to provide additional even clamping force around the whole surface of the stock Mazda oil pan, this will help reduce those pesky oil leaks from the oil pan sealant.
These are extremely popular for the older RX-7 engines however until now they have never been available for the RX-8.
Our sump brace is ideally used when reinstalling your sump during engine work as you would be using new sealant at the time, however it can also be added to the oil pan setup at any time. as long as there are no leaks already from the existing seal. there is no need to remove the oil level sender plug however you will need to remove the oil drain plug in order to slip it over the drain plug boss.
Please note that out oil pan braces will not fix an oil pan sealant leak if it is already present.
Each oil pan brace is precision CNC laser cut from 5mm steel offering the perfect balance between strength and weight. They are then Gold Zinc plated for long term corrosion protection. your brace will also come with out high tensile Sump stud kit in order to accommodate the extra thickness when installing our brace and oil pan baffle plate.
This sump brace will fit all Series 1 RX-8’s from 2003-2008
- Essex Rotary Series 1 RX-8 Sump Brace
- Essex Rotary High Tensile Sump Stud Kit
Oil Pan Sealant is not included, if reinstalling your oil pan we would recommend using Loctite SI-5660.
This kit is not required or compatible with the Greddy Oil Pan, as it is designed to be used on an OEM style stamped steel sump.