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    ASTRA 2002 1.6 8 valve SOHC: Sump Plug

    I am trying to change the oil on my Astra. Do you think I can figure out the required tool to fit the sump plug? It is not your typical nut. Does anyone know the size and name of the sump plug nut for the above model engine?

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    Its a Star key mate,a pretty chunky one at that 40-45 i think,but dont quote me on that. Was stumped too when i first did an oil change,as i only have Allen key shaped star keys,so had to clamp and adjustable around the end and tap it with a hammer. My sump plug also has a built in rubber washer.

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    a 40 torx thingy fits my astra sump nut i know coz i just did it meself

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    be carefull not to over tighten when you put it back like some tit did on mine and stripped the threads
    Back in an astra and loving it

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    That's great. Thanks for the help. If anyone can confirm the size that would be great.

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    i had to buy a set of them from local motor store and a ratchet spanner 20 quid for torx set plus 15 quid for ratchet spanner

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