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I've yet to try a 6 point socket on it, would it be OK to use an impact driver,
or could it crack the pan?

I'll leave it to Sunday before I give up & take it to a garage
to attack it with their windy gun.

Must have been done up by the Hulk I don't believe it's been torqued to 25Nm, I'm not exactly slight & can't shift it,
with a ring spanner it's starting to round off.

Any other ideas? I'm not usually beaten, however it started to rain & I thought that's enough.

Cheers,
Jon
 

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QUOTE(JayGee @ 28 Jan 2010, 10:18 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>I've yet to try a 6 point socket on it, would it be OK to use an impact driver,
or could it crack the pan?

I'll leave it to Sunday before I give up & take it to a garage
to attack it with their windy gun.

Must have been done up by the Hulk I don't believe it's been torqued to 25Nm, I'm not exactly slight & can't shift it,
with a ring spanner it's starting to round off.

Any other ideas? I'm not usually beaten, however it started to rain & I thought that's enough.

Cheers,
Jon

Ello Jon! The 6 sided socket should do the trick mate! Probably worth trying to warm up the sump pan without putting too much heat into the bolt too! Or heating the whole lot up then trying to quench the bolt with ice cubes or a freeze spray (or a dust off can turned upside down!) Hope it comes out ok!
 

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QUOTE(JayGee @ 28 Jan 2010, 10:18 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>I don't believe it's been torqued to 25Nm
Torque is 38Nm for the sump plug I'm sure.

A decent 6-sided socket should do the trick, I wouldn't risk using an impact driver on the sump. Failing thqat mole-grips or maybe if it's started to round-off you may find an imperial socket just slightly smaller which you can tap onto it and grips it better.

Worst case you can drill it and wind a stud extractor into it or try belting it round with a hammer and chisel BUT this is risky and you really need to know what you're doing.
 

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Thanks for all your replies,
I've found my 6 sided socket set & I've got some freezer spray.

I won't take the impact driver to it then, have got some decent stilsons,
if the head continues to round off I'll use them instead.

Next decent day (weather wise) & I'll show it who's boss.
It's weird, the '5 minute' jobs can be the worst.
The AP brakes were a doddle to fit & bleed, giving a firm pedal
almost straight away, something I wasn't expecting. Thought the
oil change should be all done in 15 mins or so, wrong!

Cheers,
Jon
 

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QUOTE(JayGee @ 6 Feb 2010, 08:11 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>Thanks for all your replies,
I've found my 6 sided socket set & I've got some freezer spray.

I won't take the impact driver to it then, have got some decent stilsons,
if the head continues to round off I'll use them instead.

Next decent day (weather wise) & I'll show it who's boss.
It's weird, the '5 minute' jobs can be the worst.
The AP brakes were a doddle to fit & bleed, giving a firm pedal
almost straight away, something I wasn't expecting. Thought the
oil change should be all done in 15 mins or so, wrong!

Cheers,
Jon

Hope it comes out ok Jon! Look on the bright side though at least you have a good excuse for a shiny new drain plug now lol!
 
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