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    Exclamation I've been an idiot and cracked my sump....

    What started out as a straight forward oil change has gone decidely pear shaped.

    Missed with the trolley jack - got the sump and cracked it.

    I've removed all the torx bolts from round the edge and the three regular bolts from the gearbox end. Having done this I can't get the old one of. Anybody have any ideas as to how to remove it?

    It's on a '98 'S' plate 1.6 8v Mk4

    Any help would be apprecaited.

    Cheers,

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    have you removed the front pipe from the exhaust? - That'll give you the room to lower it straight downwards

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    welcome to the site mate

    as Geoff said, make sure you've removed the exhaust front section and you should be able to get round it enough to pull it down. being an 8-9 year old car it won't want to budge easily so don't be afraid to give it some hefty leverage, I mean its cracked as it is so nothing to lose...

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    Thanks for the response guys, much appreciated. Have filled in more info on my profile. Will upload pics of car when I can get my camera to behave itself (today just keeps getting better and better lol!!)

    Is using a hammer considered to be hefty leverage????? Or is that just going a bit OTT?

    Cheers again guys much appreciated - this site is great, more info that i could have ever asked for regarding my motor!!!

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    Fixed my sump!!

    Found this product called "QuickSteel" (£5.99) you mix it like a puty and then apply it to the affected area. Sets hard as steel within 10 minutes!!

    Seems to have cured my problem!!


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    just keep a eye on it as new sumps arnt cheap as there aluminium!
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    Checking it daily (for now)

    Thanks for the advice, I'm currently checking it daily - seems to be holding at the moment.

    As for a replacement sump I've got a really good local vauxhall breaker who I've got to know well and I can have a second hand sump for £20 - way cheaper than the £130 plus the dreaded from Vauxhall.

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