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#179225 - 13th Oct 2007 3:40pm MY VECTRA OIL CHANGE.....
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ok... got the oil, got the filter, but can i find the sump drain plug on the engine.... can i b'lox !!!!

dunno if any one out there is a mechanic that can help... lol...

always had a dealer service in the past but just been quoted 90 for oil/filter change... stuff that as the filter is 4 and the oil is 20, i wanna do it meself....
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#179227 - 13th Oct 2007 3:47pm Re: MY VECTRA OIL CHANGE..... [Re: jonah]
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on the side towards the rear of the sump (?i think)
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#179228 - 13th Oct 2007 3:54pm Re: MY VECTRA OIL CHANGE..... [Re: jonny boy]
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is it a proper nut/bolt?
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#179235 - 13th Oct 2007 4:40pm Re: MY VECTRA OIL CHANGE..... [Re: jonah]
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yeah.

normally needs a 17mm spanner and a bit of force

make sure you replace the sump plug washer if there is one.

If you find it, heres a tip - hold the sump plug against the sump whilst you unscrew it and then when fully unscrewed, pull it away from the sump to stop your hand getting covered in oil or the plug falling into the bucket.
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#179319 - 13th Oct 2007 7:05pm Re: MY VECTRA OIL CHANGE..... [Re: BMW Joe]
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ok, think i know were it is now..... so will have a look tommorrow now... runnin better with new plugs in... got performance bosch ones.... alot smoother and feels more responsive too..
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#179323 - 13th Oct 2007 7:19pm Re: MY VECTRA OIL CHANGE..... [Re: jonah]
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Do what they do with smart cars - turn the engine upside down and drain the oil out of the filler cap wink
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#179328 - 13th Oct 2007 7:40pm Re: MY VECTRA OIL CHANGE..... [Re: StuyMac]
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dont tempt me... lol
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#179478 - 14th Oct 2007 5:11pm Re: MY VECTRA OIL CHANGE.....UPDATE.... [Re: jonah]
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OK. decided that i'd do the plugs and leads, but it dont have leads, it has a coil pack instead, lukily dont need one of these, as they cost over 100.they only need doin if car is mis-firin, which it isnt.... So that done focused on the oil change... MISSION ! smack first of, could'nt find the sump drain plug as talked about above... so had another look this mornin. FOUND IT!!! but its not a nut/bolt, it a bloody star-drive screw/nut type thing. I have the right siza star bit, but can i shift it... ? MY ARSE I CAN ? so gave up for the day and took the boys to the park.. anyone any ideas how i can loosen it.... AAAAAARRRRRRRRRRRRRRGH HELP !
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#179484 - 14th Oct 2007 5:23pm Re: MY VECTRA OIL CHANGE.....UPDATE.... [Re: jonah]
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run the engine up to temperature before hand, your supposed to anyway before an oil change this may also alow the alloy sump to expand slightly breaking and seal between the plug thread and the sump thread.
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#179487 - 14th Oct 2007 5:30pm Re: MY VECTRA OIL CHANGE.....UPDATE.... [Re: Johnny Alan]
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did mate, just not got the leverage to undo it.. grrrrrrrrr
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#179497 - 14th Oct 2007 6:08pm Re: MY VECTRA OIL CHANGE.....UPDATE.... [Re: ]
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sarcasm does not become u, its not big and its certainly not clever..... raftl
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#179499 - 14th Oct 2007 6:18pm Re: MY VECTRA OIL CHANGE.....UPDATE.... [Re: jonah]
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blowtourch would be idea or a small calor gas touch, we use these in work when pressing bearings onto shafts etc. What size drive is it your using if its half inch I have a breaker bar which will do it without a doubt. Let us know am sure I will have something that will help you out.
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#179503 - 14th Oct 2007 6:56pm Re: MY VECTRA OIL CHANGE.....UPDATE.... [Re: ]
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*HANGS HEAD * ok lti tis a fair cop... will find out and let u know... will be tues prob as i'm away overnight tomorrow.
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#179522 - 14th Oct 2007 9:09pm Re: MY VECTRA OIL CHANGE.....UPDATE.... [Re: jonah]
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loads of WD40 and a large 1/2" ratchet.

I have both if you need

I also have a lot of torx bits smile
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#179599 - 14th Oct 2007 10:20pm Re: MY VECTRA OIL CHANGE.....UPDATE.... [Re: BMW Joe]
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ok cheers mate will get back to ypu when i get home on tuesday
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