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    Default the dreaded oil and filter change!!!

    removed the big cover at the bottom and the sump nut was solid as a rock, ended up bashing a smaler socket on the nut and it came free all in all a job well done







    all done and for the cost of £34

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    looks like i payed for your oil then!!!

    jason

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    Judging by the oil container, did you change it in a lay-by in Poland or Turkey?

    Seriously, money well saved and the satisfaction that you've done a good job and the right oil's gone in. Well done mate.

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    Nice one Rich, its a bit to cold for me to do mine, ive got the oil and filter ready and waiting. Could you tell me what size the screws in the belly pan were, and what size socket is needed to fit the drain plug.Also how long did it take you to do the whole job ?.
    P.S what size socket fits the plastic cap on the oil filter cover.
    Happy New Year

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fredbloggs View Post
    Nice one Rich, its a bit to cold for me to do mine, ive got the oil and filter ready and waiting. Could you tell me what size the screws in the belly pan were, and what size socket is needed to fit the drain plug.Also how long did it take you to do the whole job ?.
    P.S what size socket fits the plastic cap on the oil filter cover.
    Happy New Year
    they were touqe heads on the belly pan but i just goy my set and keep trying untill one fitted, so im not sure

    sump plug was 13mm

    in total around 1 hour just being carefull

    it was the bigest one in the halfords 150 piece set lol as i never took notes...pic below



    sorry i cant be much help as i was passed most of the tools as i lay under the car

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    Thinks its the 32mm one.. I've got an oil change to do tomorrow morning

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    Quote Originally Posted by plasma View Post
    Thinks its the 32mm one.. I've got an oil change to do tomorrow morning
    good luck getting the sump nut out, i ended up bashing a 12m socket over the 13mm nut and getting it out that way,so i grinded the head of the battered 13mm head and welding a nice juicy 17mm nut over the grinded smooth 13mm nut head,i was there with no other means of getting a new one

    works a treat tho, mayby a new mod lol

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    Not changing the oil of the Vec C yet, although it is well overdue. I change the sump nuts quite often to stop the heads getting too knackered. Changing the oil on the Vec B work car tomorrow, and that sump nut is in and out more times than visitors to a brothel

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    Quote Originally Posted by plasma View Post
    Not changing the oil of the Vec C yet, although it is well overdue. I change the sump nuts quite often to stop the heads getting too knackered. Changing the oil on the Vec B work car tomorrow, and that sump nut is in and out more times than visitors to a brothel
    im gonna start saying that saying now, class

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