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    Just changed oil on my 1.9cdti and couldn't get the sump plug off at all. Mega tight. Started to shear the hexagon so ended up chiselling the thing off ! See pic's of my 'specialised tooling' ! Think I'll get one of those tubes that suck up oil through the dipstick tube next time.

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    Pretty standard - the new plugs are a different metal and don't shear off. The new type are yellow anodised.

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    look carefully.... is your sump stating to crack it looks like it to me

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    Dont use one of those tubes mate, i did on my last car and the lot didnt get taken out, so when i filled it up with the recommended qty of oil............ dip stick was showing 3-4 cms above max line

    Keep to the sump plug

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    What appear to be cracks are typical lines you get on an alloy casting, the sump is fine

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    It's usually caused by the grease monkeys using air tool to tighten the plug up after oil change ..can't think why they do this..all it needs is nipping up.

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    The 2nd pic reminds me of the thearter in a NHS Hospital! lol

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