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OIl change woe's

On Monday went to change the oil. All was fine except when I went to put in the bung it screwed up no problem but would not tighten looking back though it felt kinda funny when taking it out a little stiff in one spot. The thing is I spaced it out a little and it tightens ok except now it sit's kinda proud of the sump and am afraid it will catch on something and just pull out(oil every where). No joke really I suppose though. I ordered a new bung to see if it be of any help finger's crossed.
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Sump plus are notorious for being way overtightened and stripping their threads.

Been covered lots on here. Should be able to get it helicoiled or I think you can get larger plug - a search might bring up the info
 
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If there are at least some threads left you could try fitting it with a small bit of PTFE tape.
Just fit it loosley and the tape may help seal it......
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If there are at least some threads left you could try fitting it with a small bit of PTFE tape.
Just fit it loosley and the tape may help seal it......
It's sealing up fine at the moment but as I say would hate for it to catch on something. it's not below the exhaust or anything but ya never know wot could happen.
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same happened to me last year but my plug threaded, the garage tried to helicoil but there they wud have pierced the wall of the sump so in the end they sourced and fitted a 156 sump for me, you may have to go down that route if something bad happens
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Wild auld handleing changing a sump as gearbox also has to be pushed back
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I cant think why you'd have to do anytthing with the gearbox to change the sump.
It's not a nice job for sure, but its got nothing to do with the gearbox.
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I cant think why you'd have to do anytthing with the gearbox to change the sump.
It's not a nice job for sure, but its got nothing to do with the gearbox.
The two bolts at the back of the sump are concealed by the bell housing of the gearbox I know cos I have tried mate.
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Nah you can take them out with a long torx or ribe screwdriver, they're usually not that tight either.

I've taken the sumps off a couple of them and not had to undo the gearbox....... there is an engine mounting bracket that spans both the sump and the gearbox casing, but this can be removed
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had not got any of those items and lying down underneath the car while it was getting dark there on tuesday in Derry. Will look at me own car from the pit at home to get a good look at it cos I really would rather change the sump.
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Yeah the worst thing about doing the sump is getting good access to see what your doing.
I took one off an engine that was already out of a car in less than five minutes, whereas doing it in situ takes hours (well for me anyway). PITA of a job!
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