Sump bolt removal help!!
How on earth do you remove the sump bolt at the back of the block without removing the txb? access to it is impossible?
I read a thread by JohnA about replacing it with a hex head bolt but I need to get this out first.
Spanner with a bar on the end?
I'm ok as I have my c20let without 4x4 in my Calibra, so don't have the same problem
The sump bolt is only done up to 55Nm anyway, but all depends on who done it up last time.
if you mean the 2 rear 10mm bolts that hold the sump on, go to halfords and they sell a 1/4 inch drive extension set that has a 20 degree swivel on the end, these work perfectly on those 2 bolts
I'll take a pic tomorow to show how tight it is.
I cant see any way of getting a spanner/socket on it without removing or at least shifting the txb.
This is why it pays to have good quality tools when working on the car. They will be made from better alloys, and probably be thiner - and fit where poundland tools dare not enter!
Swivelling sockets and wrenches are useful, too. These are 10mm bolts, see if you can use a 1/4" socket/wrench, they tend to be smaller overall
long 1/4" extension here too - it'll just about slip up between the sump and the txb.
the trick is to wiggle it up there before you put the socket on the end.
have the swear box handy
Originally posted by Gary ...the trick is to wiggle it up there before you put the socket on the end...
Originally posted by jamie_f if you mean the 2 rear 10mm bolts that hold the sump on, go to halfords and they sell a 1/4 inch drive extension set that has a 20 degree swivel on the end, these work perfectly on those 2 bolts
Looks like im off to buy a 1/4 inch drive set on my way home then.
The smallest drive ive currently got is 3/8.
You will find it so usefull once you have it. I used to wonder if they were worth a toss being so small and lightweight, now I have a decent set I would not be without them.