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Oil change on 4.2 v8 2003 touareg

Hello everyone just after any advise on the best way to remove Allen key sump bolt.
Ive just purchased my touareg an im wanting to change the engine oil.
But i believe whoever has done the last oil change has ridiculously over tightened the the sump bolt. I have the right size key in bolt plus a ring spanner on allen key an it will not budge im bending the sidchrome ring spanner to the point of nearly snapping. Im putting my 100kilos of wieght behind it an it just wont budge.
Any ideas or help would be greatfully appreciated.
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A larger spanner/longer wrench?
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Make sure you have a good quality Allen Socket. I can not normally get these out just using an Allen Key, I need the socket. If it is still stuck with a socket, you have a few things you can try.

A small impact wrench can help break it free, but keep the pressure reasonable. Stripping out the head of the bolt is not going to help improve your day.

A small propane torch to quickly apply a small amount of heat to just the bolt might help. Don't try to melt it, this isn't an old steel bolt. Just nice and warm, won't take long at all.

Whatever you do, replace the bolt after you get it out. I would never trust one that has been over-tightened.
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You need something longer, I normally use a breaker bar and would pop with a bang. Even though it was torqued to the right spec.
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