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#1 petewxm

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Posted 25 October 2006 - 06:45 PM

Hi,

Can anyone please help, I took the sump plug out today to drain some oil out (because a stupid garage had overfilled the oil !!!!!!!!!!) and as I was tightend the bolt, I think I must have over tightend it because it now wont tighten and it will not come out, it just spins. (no oil is leaking from it)

Has anyone got any advice of what to do,

Will a normal garage fix this or is it a job for the main dealer.

Will they drill the bolt out and re-thread it? or will I need a new sump? or is there anything I can do?

I wish I just took it back the garage now /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/frown.gif

Oh its a bora 1.9TDi 130

Thanks for any advice

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Posted 25 October 2006 - 07:34 PM

New sump or the sump needs to be retreaded.

A new sump is around £60 to buy from a main dealer
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#3 alexc

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Posted 26 October 2006 - 10:30 AM

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New sump or the sump needs to be retreaded.

A new sump is around £60 to buy from a main dealer

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Yep, just buy a replacement sump, remove and refit, also invest in a torque wrench! /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/169144-ok.gif
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#4 pingpongpo

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Posted 26 October 2006 - 12:19 PM

If it has to come off anyway to be replaced, why not just helicoil the thread?

#5 petewxm

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Posted 27 October 2006 - 08:13 AM

Hi Thanks for the replys, I have now got it booked into a garage on Tuesday.
I could do with having the car back on the road before then, How easy is it to replace the sump? Is it just a case of removing the bolts, replacing the gasket, bolt the new sump back on and then fill the car up with oil and away you go.
If it is easy I may have a go this weekend, I`m just looking for some advice before I do.

I`am going to invest in a touque wrench too.

Thanks

Pete

#6 alexc

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Posted 27 October 2006 - 11:03 AM

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Hi Thanks for the replys, I have now got it booked into a garage on Tuesday.
I could do with having the car back on the road before then, How easy is it to replace the sump? Is it just a case of removing the bolts, replacing the gasket, bolt the new sump back on and then fill the car up with oil and away you go.
If it is easy I may have a go this weekend, I`m just looking for some advice before I do.

I`am going to invest in a touque wrench too.

Thanks

Pete

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Basically it's as you have described, before you make a start I suggest you check and see if you can reach all the bolts, as on some engines the bolts on the gearbox side can be very tricky to get to if you don't have the correct tools. Good luck! /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/169144-ok.gif
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