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so i am trying to change the oil for the first time on my mazda
i have done it countless times on other cars

the trouble is the bolt holding all the oil in
the dealership must have super tightened it so i cant get it off

any advice?
 

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Turn harder. lol. But really try to find some kind of extension to put on the ratchet to get more leverage. Or try spraying some nut loosener on it. I always use this stuff called loosey gooesy it works on anything. And yes I just said nut loosener.
 

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When I change my oil, I use a long (11") ratchet wrench for extra leverage, and then I literally have to do a pull-up on it to break the drain bolt loose. That bolt just seems to tend to work itself tighter -- I don't overtighten it when I put it back in.
 

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i am gonna go get the dealership to do it one more time (they do it for free)

the bolt is definitely damaged from being overtightened (the washers bows in)

so i am gonna tell them to #1 put on a new bolt and washer cause that one will cause it to leak eventually and #2 tighten it by hand and not with an air powered socket

it will save them money anyway cause all i pay for when i go to the dealership is the oil filter so i dont think they will have a problem doing that

eh?
 
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