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(2001 Volkswagen Beetle)
in Katy, TX on February 24, 2009
I am trying to take the oil pan off my VW but I can not get the bolt off. Any sugesstions?
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I just had the oil pan of one of these recently but can't remember any difficulty. I forget if the oil pan a mix of allen key bolts and bolts that require a 10mm socket to remove. I think you will need a 10mm socket 1/4 inch drive flexible socket. I use a Snap-on brand socket, thin side wall certainly gets in there with clearance but cost about $25, Craftsman make one as well that is cheaper and may work for you for less than $8 see link below.
http://www.google.com/products?client=firefox-a&rls=org.mozilla:en-US:official&channel=s&hl=en&q=Craftsman+1/4+drive+10mm+flexible+socket&um=1&ie=UTF-8&ei=VrukSZCzJYGStQOQufSpAg&sa=X&oi=product_result_group&resnum=1&ct=title
Available from Sears on line
on February 24, 2009
Thanks alot will try this tomorrow.
on February 24, 2009
What bolt are you referring to?
on February 24, 2009
The bolt is the second one on the right at the bellhousing on the oil pan. There is a small hole and bolt is offset.
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