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    Broke Trox socket on sump plug

    Just tried changing my oil, and the torx socket gave way no the sump plug.... Just turns around nicly now

    What are my options guys ?

    List in order of cheepness please
    Yet another p0100 and p0110, fault code sufferer with the X18XE1

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    new torx bit for a start give the sump plug a tap whith the hammer normaly cracks the crap from it then try the torx bit

    i think there was a thread about this not long ago

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    There was... But mine is the opposite way around


    The torx bit out did the sump plug..... and the plug gave way.
    Yet another p0100 and p0110, fault code sufferer with the X18XE1

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    So you've knackered the star shaped recess in the sump plug?

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    ohh i get you the sump plug is nackered not the tx bit

    you could try a screw remover its like a wood screw but with a left handed thread you tighten the remover and it trys to unscrew the plug

    im not sure what the sump plug looks like on yours but gan you get a pair of stilsons on it

    or file two parralell flats on it so you can use a spanner on it

    theres a couple of ideas for you

    other than that it could be a new sump i think

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    Dude if you need a hand give me a shout and Ill pop over with me tools!

    P.s Yes Ffoeg he has...

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    try knocking a allan key into it that normally works are me at work!

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    Still no luck

    I tried knocking a larger torz bit into it, but that did work.

    If I file it down for a spanner will it still be drivable should it fail?

    If I goto a garage and say "sort it"... whats the likly cost?

    My D.I.Y luck is non existant, lol
    Yet another p0100 and p0110, fault code sufferer with the X18XE1

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ffoeg View Post
    So you've knackered the star shaped recess in the sump plug?
    Yup thats the bit thats broke Oops

    Gonne give up for today I think, GEt it through its MOT on sat, then worry about it...


    Tis a shame though, the old girl is crying out for some new oil
    Yet another p0100 and p0110, fault code sufferer with the X18XE1

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    This happened to me, I used a bigger torx bit and a breaker bar to crack it off.

    other wise use my favorite and most versatile tool in the world. Mole grips lol

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