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Oil Plug problem

Posted: Wed Jan 04, 2017 3:08 am
by jdashburn

I have a 2001 convertible. I went to change the oil and discovered that the oil pan plug is not a normal hex bolt. It is a recessed 4-sided plug that is a bit smaller than a 3/8 inch drive. Anyone know of a tool to remove the plug? I have not been able to locate one.

If not, anyone have a good idea on how to fashion a makeshift tool?

I thought about grinding down a 1/2 inch to 3/8 inch adapter...


Re: Oil Plug problem

Posted: Tue May 09, 2017 6:53 am
by spiggot
Hi, you can buy an adapter for your sump plug from renault at around £26+vat, bit pricey i know but saves the skin on your knuckles!!!