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MG MGF Technical - Sump plug and torque
|What type of plug has the 'F' and what shold it be torqued to after an oil change?|
|I can't remember what the plug is made from but the sump and the washer are aluminum, so there is no need to tighten too much. The manual says 25Nm.|
Did you replace the washer? What type of plug is it (hexagonal bolt, allen bolt, spline, other wierd shape?)
|The plug is normal hexagonal bolt- 15mm if I remember correctly. Generally I replace the washer but I've reused the old one once and I had no sealing problems. It does get a bit compressed though as it is very soft aluminum and I wouldn't reuse it more than once. They are very cheap (few pence) from Rover, part number ALU1403L.|
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