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    Have been meaning to change the oil on my car for the past 2 weeks now got all the stuff oil and oil filter along with some new tools got out there put the torx nut in there and turn, and wouldnt you no it the crappy screw sheared off and now i cant do anything with it now being rounded out, has anyone got any ideas of what i can do to help thanks

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    Cant you grip it with a pair of molies mate?

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    First get a new sump plug. You could try carefully using a cold chisel on it I have done this in the past.

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    thanks for your help im going to go and get one from the stealers now then ill try your theory thanks

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    Replace the washer also hth .....................

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tadpole View Post
    Replace the washer also hth .....................
    That goes without saying.

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    Did you use the correct sized torx bit?

    Some people think it's a T40, but it's actually T45

    (Sorry if you already knew that)

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    Also in darn tight!
    Now I need a turbo to keep up!

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    yeah i trhought it was a t40 but guess im wrong ill need to buy a t45 to do it then. thanks for that bit of info

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    i welded a nut to mine then left it to cool down then just undone the nut

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