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Sump Plug Removal - Best Approach?

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Hi,

 

Decided to start servicing my V8 myself. I was reluctant as I wanted a stamp in the service book but after doing more difficult tasks such as radiator replacement, clutch etc I thought doing the service is very easy so would do a DIY.

 

The sump plug has at oil temp sensor with a plug attached so whats the best way of removal? - a ring spanner or a deep socket to clear the plug. I would prefer a deep socket as then I can torque up on replacement. Wondering what approach anyone has used? Anyone know the size of the sump plug head as I will need to buy ring spanner / socket?

 

Thanks in advance

 

Cheers

 

Julian

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Julian

 

Please have another look. My 99 V8 does not have anything attached and requires a 12 mm allen key/socket to undo.

 

If yours is different then I apologise,but make sure you are looking at the sump plug.

 

Mark

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Hi Mark

 

Thanks for your help.  Slightly later cars have the temp sensor instead of the straight forward "normal" sump plug.

 

Cheers

 

Julian

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Well what I can say is it very fragile, I had to buy a new sump plug with a new sensor and plug and then rewire it to the sender cable. However I am not clear at all what this sender does- another EVU input? What I do know is if you disconnect it the CEL light does not come on

 

Cheers Bob

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I ordered a few of the plug O-rings (A912E6694F) for spares. I believe I used a box wrench to loosen the plug. The only important part is unplugging the sending unit.

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Hi,

 

Thanks for all the info. I'll get a box spanner or deep socket - anyone know the size?

 

Cheers

 

Julian

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