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post #1 of 15 (permalink) Old 12-07-2009, 03:16 Thread Starter
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Engine Oil Drain Plug

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I was wondering if anyone could help me with the following issue.
I put to much engine oil into my 1998 2.5TDI Ducato,i now need to drain some of the ENGINE oil out, so was wondering if someone could let me know exactly where the drain plug is,as i dont want to drain the gear box oil out by mistake,also if you could tell me where the gear box oil plug is as well , this would be a great help.
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Hi,
The engine drain plug is in the tin pan directly under the engine, usually towards the back. On a Fiat you need a special Allen key type tool to remove it. These are available from most motorist stores. The only easy way to correct your problem is to drain out all of the oil into a clean container, big enough to hold at least 10 litres. This is best done when the engine is warm. Then replace the bung and refill with the correct amount. Any other way can get extremely messy!!
You do not need to worry about the gearbox, as the oil does not need changing. I f you remove the wrong plug from the gearbox, you could be in for a big bill!!
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Hi Colin
Thanks very much for your help with my Engine Oil drain plug and Gear box plug which i know now to leave.
I wasnt thinking of draining all the Engine oil out,i was just going to loosen the drain plug till i got a small run of oil passing through the threads of the drain plug,my guess is that i only have 1 litre off oil over the maximum.
If i do drain all the engine oil out i would replace with new engine oil,how many letres would i need, also would i need a new sealer washer for the drain plug ?
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I have the same engine. It takes 6 litres.Use this oil http://www.a1motorstores.co.uk/catal...iesel_Oil.html . Change the sump plug washer (75p from Fiat). Get the gearbox oil changed at a garage.
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Hi Garry,
trying to get a litre of oil to drain by lettting it drip will take an awfully long time. Also just when you think the bung is loose enough, it comes out, that is when it gets messy!! If you try to put it back in the oil will spray everywhere, mostly over you.
Drain it out, change the filter and forget about it for another year. As already said, fit a new seal and check your handbook for the correct quantity, 6 litres sounds good, may need a bit more with a filter change.
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Thanks all for your help with this matter.
Bought the 12mm tool today for sump plug. so going to drain all the oil out during the week.
Thanks again for all your help
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Bought the Sump Plug washer today,i noticed one side is flat and the other side has a slight split to allow for the washer expansion.what i was wonder does it matter which way the washer faces,my guess is no but just checking.
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Hi Lonewolf, I know this is a long shot after such a long time, but do you by any chance still have the 1998 Fiat Ducato 2.5TD? Have a question regarding this oil question and a gearbox related question. Thanks
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Lonewolf hasn't been active since 2009 so I suspect he just came for a bit of help and then departed again.

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