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where is VT sump plug

Discussion in 'VT - VX Holden Commodore (1997 - 2002)' started by markcorinna, Oct 19, 2008.

  1. markcorinna

    markcorinna New Member

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    Hi, I know this sounds lame but this is my 1st time changing oil on a commodore.
    I was wanting to know where the sump plug was. I think I found it but wanted to be sure before undoing it.
    Is it on the side of the sump (on the passenger side), kind of opposite the oil filter?
    Thanks
    Mark
     
  2. azkwazere

    azkwazere Ahhh Yes, Ahhh Yes....

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    There will be only one bolt, it'll most likely be like 18mm or so, on the sump, usually passenger side, should have a seal on it also.

    Undo it and see if oil comes out. That'll be the one!

    aZk.
     
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    Full Spectrum Bro it's a VW your Audi!

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    In a weird place side on passengers side, Stupid place if you ask me:D.
     
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    Ozzie JCCC Warrnambool

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    try not to do what I did and drop the bolt into steamin hot oil:p
    I was fishing and cooking at the same time


    just a quick tip too... try to jack the car up from the drivers side to let most of the oil drain
     
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    The bolt is a 19mm. Get a good socket or ring spanner, you don't want to strip this bolt. Pays to use a new washer every 2nd or 3rd service. Get a telescopic magnet and use that to retain the plug when it unscrews.
     
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    ...and when you remove the filter, some oil is going to pour out onto the ground, so better have a drip tray ready as well.

    Pablo
     
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    Thank you to you all for your advise. Very much appreciated.
     

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