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I replaced the filter on my auto box last week and what a bi**h it was to get out and on again I have an aftermarket exhaust that crosses just below the sump anyway I managed to get the sump out changed the filter cleaned the sludge out and then started to replace it wow did I struggle to get that gasket back in eventually I got it all back and sorted. I then put the plug back in and snapped the head off I set my torque wrench to the recommended 15nm and it snapped right off luckily I managed to get the remaining thread out and put a MacGyver plug in until my new plug arrives. The full service on the car took me 7hours, 5 of which were on the gearbox.

My lesson I learnt and would like to pass on is don’t torque the sump plug rather tighten it by hand nice and firm. The plug is relatively thin because of the magnet and the snap pretty easily.
 

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I just had a issue with another cutomers rangie where the dipstick tube nut to sump wouldnt budge so I snapped it off and had it repaired.

A dab of silicone sealant on sump plugs is a good investment, if plug is slighly loose it wont just fall out
 

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A previous owner/tech had overtightened my fill tub so it sheared off.
I needed a new sump and tube.

 

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That is exactly the reason why I drop the pan and fill tube as one unit. It's alot easier to undo the 8 crossmember bolts that risk breaking that dang fill tube.
 
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