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1.6 diesel TDCI oil drain plug 2015 stupid question

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Hello there,

I feel pretty stupid posting this query but happy to accept ridicule if it prevents me doing the wrong thing.

I'm unable to locate the oil drain plug. The sump looks to be made of plastic and what I think is the drain plug looks to be some sort of push in plastic stopper affair. This can't be right can it? If it is, how do you remove it without damaging it.

Can you feel my embarrassment. I've worked on vehicles for years with no problems, but this has got me stumped.

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First time hearing about a plastic sump. Perhaps a sump guard?

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It could perhaps be very thin black plastic coated aluminium. But it's screwed on all the way round as a sump is.

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Yah as,

Found a thread on another forum, plastic sump, plastic sump plug with an O ring.

Half a turn and hey presto

I'll have another go when the weather improves

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Keep us Posted on the Plastic Sump . If you Can Take a picture. Thanks

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Thank you for the pictures.  Be very careful removing the plug, Over time and lots of heat cycles the plastic will become brittle. It might be a good Idea to get a second plug so the quick weekend oil change does not turn into an ordeal.

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I'm advised to change it every time. Probably not a bad idea if it's only a few pennies

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