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    Default Where to buy a T45??

    Does anyone know where I can buy one of these on a Sunday??



    It's so I can connect up to my wheel wrench and get the damn sump nut off my car. The T45 I had previously used was the style you connect to the end of a screwdriver whcih I had put in a nut case, and used this way, but it shattered.

    I've tried Focus Do-It-All but no look.

    Any help will be GREATLY appreciated!!

    Also what are they called so I know what I'm asking for when I ring around every shop in my local phone book.
    I've been asking for a T45, but only been shown the screwdriver bits. Found these on Ebay while looking for some. These are what I need.
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    Halfords mate..

    look in their professional tools section, they sell them individually.. prob be less than a fiver..


    be warned..the sump plug will be flippin tight. Vx do them up stupid tight for some reason..

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    Yeh I realised that. Tried all day yesterday to get it off, but think it may have been the tools I was using.
    I had a tool set with a wrench that you could connect different types of head to. Used this with a T45, and it snapped the wrench it was so tight. Then used a nut on the end of the T45 bit, and used wheel wrech for more leverage, but shattered the bit.

    Flushed engine yesterday, but couldn't get sump nut off so parked outside KwitFit so i could get them to do it today, but going to try this one last thing before I give up.
    Thanks.

    Went to halfords yesterday and asked for one, and they showed me the smalled individual T45 bits, but didn't know about these ones.

    Thanks
    Cheered me up today

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    hey.. cheering up is what we're here for..

    seriously..they must use scaffold bars or something to do them up..they really are stupid tight..

    i use a torxbit with a 1/2" drive breaker bar that is about 2 foot long..

    then i just increase the force i use to turn it gently. the heads on these bolts are not all that strong and going at them too hard means having to get another bolt.

    the only upside of all this is once you have got it out the first time, any other home services you do will be easier as you don't have to do it up so tight when it goes back in this time.

    Had a look at your other threads about the leak as well.. clean everything off with Gunk or something like it. then you will be able to see where anything is coming from..

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    I can't understand why VX do them up so tight, aren't they supposed to be tightened to about 10Nm or something?

    The sump material on most cars is pretty soft and usually doing the sump nut up too tight is the fastest way to a stripped thread and a new sump.

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    thats a pity mate i have the exact ones in my tool box but its a wee treck down to give you hand aswell

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