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    Can someone please provide me with some help. I went to do an oil change in my 2006 CDTI (150) this morning. I used the how2 from on here. I added the Wynn's engine flush and allowed engine to run for 15 minutes.

    I then went to open the sump nut (13mm) at bottom of sump to drain the oil. I could not get this opened with a socket and I was putting that much force on it I started to smooth off the edges of the nut!

    So now I have my engine with the Wynn's engine flush in and cannot drain the oil.

    Is it safe to drive the car with the engine flush in there? I need to get it to the garage.

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    Safe? Depends how far but not really imo.

    Its very common for those nuts to be FT
    Now I need a turbo to keep up!

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    Not really mate. Try some heat around the nut but keeping the nut cold, then try getting it off with some of those self adjusting spanners.

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    Have you tried to use a cold chisel to knock it undone. I have done this in the past. But you will need to replace the sump plug, mind you it will need replacing anyway.

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    tap a single hexagon socket on and try again,be sure to keep the socket straight

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    I dont' know if jonnybravo means a socket which is internaly is the same shape as a nut (hex) or is saying do not use an extension, if the former, then yes he is correct this is what I have switch to now as the older type of socket with lots of little gripping shoulders could very easily round of the corners of tight nuts but with the hex type you grip all the flats of the nut.

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    Single hex socket as opposed to a bi-hexagonal socket.

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    the six sided socket not the 12 sided socket as this slips

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    the irony is sump plugs dont need to be ultra tight in the first place. Best to have a spare sump plug before you begin an oil change. With some vehicles you need a new copper washer as well.

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    I have bought one of those magnetic ones ready for oil change in january, hope I dont have the same problems as you matey...

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