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    Default Sump Plug Stuck Fast...

    Came to change the oil on the VXR yesterday afternoon and I couldn't undo the sump plug. It was completely stuck...

    Using the 13mm spanner, it started rounding off the edges, so I stopped.

    Any ideas before I take it to the garage and pay someone with explosives to remove it?

    (I tried WD40 but still wouldnt budge)

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    Box spanner?

    If it won't come undone, it must have been overtightened too..... Who did that?

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    I had same prob first time i serviced it, ended up taking to my local garage to get it loosened, why do garages tighten them up so much?

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    Had the same problem ended up taking it to a garage. Next time I will purchase a 6 sided socket not a 12 sided one as they slip. If its rounded then you will have to bite the bullet and take it to the garage.

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    Ya i had same problem just the last person had ruined it and then refitted it ( very nice of them i might add) got it removed and new one fitted

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    Quote Originally Posted by spoons View Post
    (I tried WD40 but still wouldnt budge)
    I tried the same and then realised later that since it's a sump plug, it's sealed against oil

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    6 sided impact socket and a bar, where its started to round tap the edges of the head of the bolt with a hammer to push the knarled up bits back then the socket should gain better purchase on whats left of the bolt (i assume your going to fit a new bolt and washer wink wink nod nod). Hope this helps.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DaveW555 View Post
    (i assume your going to fit a new bolt and washer wink wink nod nod). Hope this helps.
    Yeah, just ordered a new sump plug bolt

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    I have got a new magnetic one to go in when I get round to fitting it, knowing me it will 2011

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    Have had problems with rounding sump nut b4 so got down to Halfords bought a set of 4x4 spanners.They grip the flat of the nut or bolt u r trying to remove.Never had round nuts since, lol

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