1. This site uses cookies. By continuing to use this site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Learn More.
  2. Welcome To LandyZone!

    LandyZone is the biggest Land Rover forum on the net. We have plenty of very knowledgable members so if you have any questions about your Land Rover or just want to connect with other Landy owners, you're in the right place.

    Registering is free and easy just click here, we hope to see you on the forums soon!

Freelander 1 Gearbox Oil Filler Plug Tool

Discussion in 'Land Rover Freelander' started by onza120, Mar 30, 2021.

< Previous Thread | Next Thread >
  1. onza120

    onza120 Member

    Joined:
    Nov 28, 2020
    Posts:
    29
    Likes Received:
    1
    Location:
    Essex
    Hi All,
    2005 Freelander 1 TD4

    Can anyone recommend the best tool to use to remove the Filler Plug? I've heard nasty stories about rounding and want to ensure my 1st attempt is successful as possible.Also I've heard drain plug is same size?

    Took a lot at previous posts but the links to the tool are dead. Also am I best tackling this under the car removing the sump guard or is there other methods?

    Thanks in advance
     
    Last edited: Mar 30, 2021
  2. Arctic2

    Arctic2 Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Oct 2, 2014
    Posts:
    1,846
    Likes Received:
    391
    Location:
    Westmidlands
    onza120 likes this.
  3. onza120

    onza120 Member

    Joined:
    Nov 28, 2020
    Posts:
    29
    Likes Received:
    1
    Location:
    Essex
  4. teddywood1

    teddywood1 Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jul 7, 2011
    Posts:
    5,547
    Likes Received:
    299
    Location:
    stoke-on-trent
    you need a six point socket not a 12 as you are in danger of destroying the bolt have the engine warm as well it helps
     
  5. Alibro

    Alibro Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jan 5, 2015
    Posts:
    5,761
    Likes Received:
    1,638
    Location:
    Northern Ireland
    It's just an Allen bolt but normal Allen keys are too awkward to get at it so I use an Allen that fits my 1/4" socket set. It's still awkward but doable.
     
  6. Arctic2

    Arctic2 Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Oct 2, 2014
    Posts:
    1,846
    Likes Received:
    391
    Location:
    Westmidlands
    Drain plug tool in action.
    [​IMG]1

    [​IMG]2

    seal changed on R40 diesel.
    [​IMG]3

    [​IMG]4

    Pump bottle used to refill.
    [​IMG]5

    [​IMG]6
     
  7. onza120

    onza120 Member

    Joined:
    Nov 28, 2020
    Posts:
    29
    Likes Received:
    1
    Location:
    Essex
    Thanks all for the replies
     
< Previous Thread | Next Thread >