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Re: Very BIG oil leak
« Reply #15 on: 07 March 2018, 20:38:17 »

Part did not arrive today  >:(

My midweek landlord has lent me one of his spare cars.

a petrol 3.2 V6 Vauxhall, with leather seats.....









and a 4 wheel drive selector lever.........Yes it's an N reg Monteroy A proper Buz
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Re: Very BIG oil leak
« Reply #16 on: 08 March 2018, 21:15:40 »

Adaptor arrived.  :y

Took 2 hours grappling on the floor this evening to realise that I don't have a hex drive big enough to remove the hollow bolt holding the old casing in.

Any Idea what size it is.

My biggest hex drive is 10 mm and I attempted to put tape around it but to no avail.



 
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Re: Very BIG oil leak
« Reply #17 on: 08 March 2018, 21:26:19 »

Either 12 or 14mm...

Does the guide not say?  ::)
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Re: Very BIG oil leak
« Reply #18 on: 08 March 2018, 21:33:24 »

Either 12 or 14mm...

Does the guide not say?  ::)

Now I look again, it says 12 mm 

Grrrrrrrrrrr.  I will have to purchase new tool.
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Re: Very BIG oil leak
« Reply #19 on: 08 March 2018, 21:42:24 »

Either 12 or 14mm...

Does the guide not say?  ::)
12mm hex (allen key) or 27mm socket. Mine was 27mm socket. It's hard to see inside which it is, needs a mirror and a torch.
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Re: Very BIG oil leak
« Reply #20 on: 08 March 2018, 21:45:41 »

No mirror needed, I could see that my biggest drive of 10 mm was too small,  Tried wrapping it with tape, but that NEVER works except on You-tube videos.
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Re: Very BIG oil leak
« Reply #21 on: 08 March 2018, 21:46:32 »

Thinking about it, if you pull the canister away from the block whilst turning it counterclockwise, it might undo...
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Re: Very BIG oil leak
« Reply #22 on: 08 March 2018, 21:52:26 »

I think it's 17mm. If you can get an M10 bolt, with a couple of nuts locked together you can undo it with a socket.
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Re: Very BIG oil leak
« Reply #23 on: 08 March 2018, 21:59:02 »

I think it's 12mm. If you can get an M10 bolt, with a couple of nuts locked together you can undo it with a socket.
According to the guide ;)

I bought this...

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Sealey-TRX-Star-Hex-Spline-Bit-Set-42pc-3-8-1-2-Sq-Drive-AK219-/152927183505

To deal with it. Far more use than this one job ;)
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Re: Very BIG oil leak
« Reply #24 on: 08 March 2018, 22:03:28 »

I think it's 17mm. If you can get an M10 bolt, with a couple of nuts locked together you can undo it with a socket.

Guide says 12 mm.  Is it 12 or 17 ? My midweek landlord actually has a 12 mm drive, but he says there's a VERY good automotive tool supplier around the corner from his industrial unit.  His retired mechanic uncle and his retired mechanic mate, are going to "help" me tomorrow. I clock off work at noon. Hopefully I can get it sorted before too long, and get back home to Miseryside for tea. (From Wolverhampton.
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Re: Very BIG oil leak
« Reply #25 on: 09 March 2018, 08:30:17 »

The first one I removed was part of an exhaust manifold removal job. The second was because I could not remove the cap, and cracked the canister trying. I then discovered that I could easily saw/smash the aluminium canister to get access to the retaining nut.
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Re: Very BIG oil leak
« Reply #26 on: 10 March 2018, 21:23:49 »

Took a while to get the 12 mm drive into the hole, because I'd made a mess of it trying to improvise on Thursday. 

I now owe a mate of the uncle of a mate for lying down in the dirt and  getting it out. Because I, the fantastic chartered engineer that I pretend to be, was too ham fisted to do it.

Anyway, by 1pm yesterday it was all sorted.

I drove home 100 miles with no significant oil loss. But there is still a tiny leak from somewhere. BUT not worthy of panic.
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Re: Very BIG oil leak
« Reply #27 on: 11 March 2018, 01:06:49 »

That may be just oil residue that has been blown back whilst driving onto other components from the previous leak dripping off the engine / gearbox when it gets warm. I would be tempted to clean off as much as you can with brake cleaner, and see the leak continues. If it does, then you should be able see where the new oil leak is coming from. If it stops, then happy days - it will just have been oil from the previous leak.
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