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Ideally two specialist long reach Ribe keys - though at a push a hex can suffice. The trickiest ones to get to are the two bolts at the clutch end - there is very limited access behind the flywheel - and these two and the two at the opposite end by the crank pulley are a smaller ribe bit than those down the side of the engine.
There is also a fiddly 13mm bolt at the back of the engine near the driveshaft steady bracket. Once everything is undone the sump will still be firmly attached by the sealant and will need "persuading" to come free - I normally try to run a thin blade to cut as much of the sealant as possible. Once it is free, as the sump drops you will need to remove one of the 11mm bolts holding the oil pick-up pipe, and loosen the other, to allow the pipe to swivel enough for the sump to be wriggled out. When re-assembling, be very careful to get the gasket between the pipe and the block in the correct position!
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