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    does anyone no what the sump plug tool is called its a star shape one and were can i get one from.im going to attempt it tomoz but ive heard some horror storys about it.is there away of cracking it loose or just use force. cheers. luke

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    Torx screw

    Can buy a set of them in Halfords - good for jobs around the car seen as most screws used will be the torx ones.

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    Do it with the engine warm

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    I broke my torx bit T45, so bought a set of professional half inch drivers bits from halfords they are very good,, make sure you clean the hole where the bit goes(wd40) the bit goes in quite a long way if clean and have a new seal handy.

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    Dont overtighten the sump plug. Its only 14NM, otherwise it will eventually round. (spark plugs are only tightened to 25NM as a guide)

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    i got it off no problem. i must of been lucky . the cars had new oil. oil and fuel filter going to get a set of sparks plugs next week.i hope i get better mpg now. only been getting 17 mpg.

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    i filtered the old oil into a can and the bottom of the filter was like a thick grainy sludge i dont think its ever been done before.all sorted now thow.

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