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I have all the bolts out of oil pan in a 2001 golf and rapped it a bunch with a rubber mallot but it is barely loose . What is the trick-- bfischin@gmail

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There often times very stubborn. Make doubly sure that all the nuts are off. The ones near the flywheel are difficult to see and access. Sometimes it helps to use a large screwdriver (Never pry between the pan and engine surface) but by using the tight space near the flywheel area you can sometimes nudge sideways using leverage while tapping sideways with the rubber mallet. Once it breaks the bead anywhere it usually helps because you will be able to shift the pan from side to side a little bit. I have had success ( because you sometimes can't hit the pan hard enough and with accuracy) using a small piece of wood 1" x 1" and place the wood on the edge of the pan and use a regular hammer of rubber mallet and give it a few good sideways raps in different locations on the pan and with a little patience and not to many 4 letter words you will have success. Good Luck and hopefully this was a little helpful.

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