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Quickie - sump plug ?

Discussion in 'A3/S3 Forum (8L Chassis)' started by Jasdent, Mar 26, 2007.

  1. Jasdent
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    Jasdent Mahonee

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    [Mar 26, 2007]
    Sorry about this,

    servicing the car tom but I can't see the sump plug from looking under the car. Can anyone tell me whether it is a hex key, bolt head etc. and also what size ?

    Don't want to put the car up and then find out I don't have the right one.

    Also, whether or not it is a straight fit back in with the old plug or if there is a copper washer etc. on the back.

    cheers,

    G.
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    [Mar 26, 2007]
    its at the back of the sump.. think its a 19mm or a 21mm

    no copper washer, but a new sump plug with inbuilt washer only costs 99p so i would just replace it anyhow :)
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    RichA3Turbo ...Watching you! Staff Member Moderator

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    Replace it....but still, good luck with not threading the hole. The OEM sumps are utther Sh*te. I use a sucker to suck the oil out instead.... Easier, quicker and less messy!

    Rich
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    [Mar 27, 2007]
    Does 30Nm sound right for the torque rating on the sump plug ?
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