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    Hi , I went to change my oil today but got to the sump plug and found it mashed and a few marks as though someone had attacked it with a hacksaw.

    What is the best way to remove weld on a nut and then refit a new plug ?

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    Chisel it on an edge or use an Irwin bolt remover.

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    Irwin bolt removers ....

    removed many a rounded plug with them.

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    I would take it to your local indy garage mate, they'll have a tool to get it moving, wouldn't try the chisel though as the sump plugs are like chocolate

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    Cheers guys, think I will leave it to the garage, as it will be allot easier when on ramps.

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    replaced mine with a standard hex type from Halfrauds, i don't like the idea of having a torx sump plug
    My old Signum, the animal; she now rests in pieces in several other members cars.. https://www.vectra-c.com/forum/garag...vehicle&id=200
    The wifes vec show car, started as a standard daily driver and ended up like this. https://www.vectra-c.com/forum/garag...vehicle&id=709



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    I believe the OP has a cdti - so will be a HEX type

    they have a tendancy to be FT!... Irwin all day long will remove in seconds. if your close to Ashford Middlesex I can do it for you.

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    Torx bits are fine if you use the right bit size.. iirc its a 45

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    Quote Originally Posted by Signum-Steve View Post
    Torx bits are fine if you use the right bit size.. iirc its a 45
    true but not if the gimp you bought the car off did not have the right size and shafted the plug...
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    i went to service mine yesterday and had same prob luckily i got some good quality mould grips locked them on few blows with dead blow hammer and it was off then went to local motor factors to get a new plug for a £5

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