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    Went to do oil change today, guess what sump plug wont budge.... looks like i need to get a garage to slacken for me.

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    I had the same issue!

    Ended up buying a Pella sump drainer!

    http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Manual-Oil...item483d961eb9

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    Breaker bar works a treat... If not a ratchet with a metal bar on the handle. My old astra mk3 took 2 of us and a 4 foot pole.... Felt so satisfying! Jst thought we sheared it at first

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    Breaker bar as above, Keep upwards weight on the socket to stop it slipping off as-well,

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    Oh yeh forgot to mention the above! if you cant get gud upward pressure us a mallet n lever it up on the socket.

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    gave up will try another day can't be bothered removing undertray again., i was trying to remove when engine warm should i slacken when cool

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    I can't stand it when garages to that... It doesn't have to be done up so tight you could lift the car by it.... Persistence really mate. Breaker bar works a treat but keep the torx square up to the hole so it doesn't slip, and you end up rounding the hole..

    I do it with the engine warm, as the oil is thiner, but I would have though it would be more difficult with a cold engine.

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    it's not the torqe type mate its a bolt, pain in the arse, was the same when doing drop links had to get the grinder out.

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    Try to crack it off when the engine is hot, but don't unscrew until cool.

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    Had the same problem staturday took me 4 hours to get it off in the had to use a cold chisel l to get it of put my new quick release sump plug in so I don't get any more problems!

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