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Sump plug, dump question alert

Hi, having real trouble removing mine from my CF2 twin spark engine. If one is standing in front of the car and assuming the plug is 12 o'clock ( boot of the car is 6 o'clock ) should pushing right towards the passenger side release it clock wise or should one push left towards the driver side to release it anti clock wise release it ?? This bugger is in so tight I'm wondering if it's cross threaded. All help appreciated.
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surely anticlockwise ....it is on the GT. Mine can be very tough to get off. Spray WD40 on it, try to get some kind of extension bar and tap the extension with a hammer. Unless you've got a really long extension its hard to do with just your hands.
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It is anti-clockwise.
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Cheers chaps, I'll get some WD40 on there and borrow a longer handle ratchet handle
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I ended up with a 36" master bar and correct bit together with a pair of helping hands with mole grips locked on the edge of the plug to loosen a sump plug recently. Slightly less chance of rounding the hole that way.

That was all after spraying it with duck oil for ages with no success.

Not sure how long the sump plug had been in but it was mighty tight
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I ended up with a 36" master bar and correct bit together with a pair of helping hands with mole grips locked on the edge of the plug to loosen a sump plug recently. Slightly less chance of rounding the hole that way.

That was all after spraying it with duck oil for ages with no success.

Not sure how long the sump plug had been in but it was mighty tight
That's not filling me with confidence haha
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It undoes like a bottle top.. anti-clockwise if you're looking at it.

Buy a socket with a (8mm? ) hex key in it. That'll allow you to use a breaker bar on the beast.

The T/S sump can strip its threads quite easily so don't go too mental on it.

Brush off any crud and dirt, heat the beeatch up like a MoFo with a small blow-lamp then shock it by spraying some Plus-Gas or Shock-Unlock on it. Repeat a few times... then try to undo it.

If the hex faces of the plug become damaged or knarled buy/fit a new plug, to give yourself a chance next time. Smear some copper grease on the threads so help it seizing to the sump threads again.

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It's a normal anti-clockwise thread to remove.

Looked at mine a couple of years ago and thought, no, that will never come out.

Daren't give it any sort of jip in case I crack the sump, sorry.

I now use a pump to suck the oil out, simples.

What I thought I might do is take it to my local garage and ask them to loosen it and then fit a sump tap, but not at the top of my job list yet.

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Mine required a lump hammer and cold chisel to remove. No damage and before we put it back in my mate welded a 24mm nut to it - now it comes out very easy every time.
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Buy a new sump plug :-) The number of these that are damaged due to garages using the wrong bits it's worth swapping them for a new one now and again.

And in the correct technical speak it's "lefty-loosy" and "righty-tighty" ... you just have to reverse it when upside down!
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That's it, when under the car it's quite easy to get confused.

I pump - then get the garage to do a change from the bottom every 3rd change.
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This pump option is sounding better and better, what sort are you using and where do you pump from?
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through the dipstick pipe
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Did you try soaking it in some penetration fluid? It should just be a normal right hand thread on it, was on mine anyway, was stiff a couple of times but wee bit of no sweat, left to work its magic and it came out with a bit of force
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I fitted a sump plug from a Renault to my 156 , sane thread but used a sensible 8mm square in the middle to undo
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Thanks for the pump links, think I'll order one for diy purposes and when the car goes to my indie in the future I'll have him take it out and fit a new one.
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Not a fan of pumping tbh. Just don't do the sump plug up so tight.
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Not a fan of pumping tbh. Just don't do the sump plug up so tight.
There's always the argument that it isn't sucking every last drop of crud or swarf out.

Like I say, every third change I go to the garage and get the oil done there - maybe every 4th change - but I change quite frequently.

Most changes involve:

a quick run around the block
dipstick out
pump tube inserted
bit o' pumpin'
lots o' suckin' - and before you know it you have 4.5 litres of black in the pump
remove tubes
off with the old filter
prime the new filter, whack it on
stick in 4 litres, check level
top up to max
cap back on
tip black oil into the 5 litre can you've just emptied into the car (I always have an empty-ish 2 litre can hanging aroung to take any leftover clean oil - all ready for top ups).

Piece of **** and takes 20 mins all in - you can have a bacon sarnie while the pump is sucking, maybe giving it the occasional additional pump to maintain the suction.

I use cheap-oil, usually making sure I get the offers on eurocarparts (sometimes you get a free bosch filter with discounted oil), or, as I''ve just done, 4.5 litres of asda finest. It'll be in for 6 months max.

Job jobbed
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Good guide Steve. Quick question prime the new filter? Are we talking putting some oil on the rubber gasket before fitting or something else?
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Just what you said. I always half fill it and give it a good smearing.
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The pump has worked a treat I think. Is one correct to assume that when the pump doesn't draw anymore oil and the dip stick is showing no reading I've done all I can with this method ?? Also when refilling do refill back down the dipstick hole or through the engine cover hole up top ?
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filling up through the "normal" oil filler cap, of course ....
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The pump has worked a treat I think. Is one correct to assume that when the pump doesn't draw anymore oil and the dip stick is showing no reading I've done all I can with this method ?? Also when refilling do refill back down the dipstick hole or through the engine cover hole up top ?
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Lol that I'd like to see ....no, unscrew the oil cap and pour through there

with the pump, if it stops sucking oil, pull the tube out to make sure any air gaps haven't developed, then put it back in. Do that a few times and wiggle the tube around when its in as far as it will go to hoover up as much oil as possible.

what pump did you buy?
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Just a hand pump system off eBay, not expensive and did the job fine. I did honestly believe it went down the oil cap but always worth checking I think, please remember very new to all this engine tinkering.
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