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    Default Possible problem??

    I was just about to do an oil change, but when I lifted the car and found the sump plug, I noticed this....




    Seems like something is leaking? or has leaked?
    The third picture looks like the oil filter has leaked (**** vauxhall dealer service) but what has caused the leak at the back?
    It worried me a bit after seeing VauxVeteran's post about buying a used car, and it had a gratis leak? His picture is below:


    What can I do?
    Should I do the oil change or will an engine flush cause it to leak even more. I've done an oil check and it seems fine.
    The oil checker is half way up the end of the rod.. the metal piece at end of checker..
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    My first instinct says that the oil filter was cross threaded when put on. Get a new filter and oil + sump plug O ring. Drain the oil then remove the oil filter, it should be fairly obvious if it's been crossed. Finish your oil change, then get some Gunk or other engine cleaner and clean up as much of the leak as you can, run the car for a while and see if there's been any new leakage.

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    Ok thanks.
    That was my plan, but was a bit causious as an engine flush thins the oil and removes sludge which may help block leaks. So wanted some advice.
    Started oil change, just waiting for it to cool now.

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    It might sound daft, but I put a pair of rubber gloves on, the industrial ones , then it gives better grip when I tighten the filter, but as Spikey say,s clean all the leaking oil off and then look later to see if it is clear where it is running from, as for engine flushes, unless it is really gunged up, I would tend not to use them..

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    Help!
    I've run the engine flush, and lifted the car, found the sump plug... i think (bottom of picture 1?), got a torx to undo it, but I can't undo it. It looks like its very tight. Any ideas?
    If I try forcing it with a torx and hammer, will i damage anything? is the oil going to spirt everywhere??

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    A gentle tap with the hammer with some twisting force applied should be all that's needed to free it. It'll unscrew a fair amount before it gushes, best to leave the plug in and let it trickle out to start with anyway. If it's that tight then you will almost certainly have to replace the washer or o ring seal anyway. Always good practice to change this regardless.

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    the first pic is cv boot grease from the cv boot in the pic oil aint that thick ... the other leaks aint major leaks ...there are plenty of motors driving roun with worse .............

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    I still can't get it off

    Going to have to have a 2mile walk to halfolds and Focus to see if there is anything I can get. Don't want to drive the car as it's done an engine flush..

    So annoyed now.
    I'm not weak, its really tight. been wacking it with hammer, and yes the right way..

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    Might be worth checking for a fuel leak also, as Benny said it's too light for an oil leak, the muck near the driveshaft could just be someone has put a new gaiter on at somtime and not cleaned up after, the one on the belly of the sump is a bit of a mystery, but I'd say it's engine oil from an old filter change, there's also the possibility the last oil change wasn't done to thoroughly also, so it could be whoever did it just gave the sump a quick wipe and what you now see is road dirt stuck and heated on to old residue, just clean it all up for now, do another 2k and see if it has returned.
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    Quote Originally Posted by danlat1415
    Help!
    I've run the engine flush, and lifted the car, found the sump plug... i think (bottom of picture 1?), got a torx to undo it, but I can't undo it. It looks like its very tight. Any ideas?
    If I try forcing it with a torx and hammer, will i damage anything? is the oil going to spirt everywhere??

    Just read this bit as well, your best hope is to use a good quality torx, and bar, if you only have a short wrench, use a ring spanner over the grip of it to give more leverage, but also grip the other end which will be nearest the torx as well, or it will slip and mangle the sump plugs female socket.

    Dont use hammers, all you do is hit the wrench and all your power is absorbed and sprung back so you down get any of the required effort at the point you need it. hth

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