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Wrench/socket size of oil drain bolt?

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What is the size in mm for a wrench or socket to use on removing and reinstalling drain plug for engine change?
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Re: Re: oil change was easy

Pilot4Biking said:


the gorillas on the assy line torqued it on tight as hell.:3:
I have seen other cars they dont tighten it enough now whioch would you rather have:2:
 

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MG Pilot said:
The crush washer should be replaced every time one changes the oil...
NO WAY!!! Not necessary. Give me a break. They make the stuff out of brass so it meshes and molds to the oil pan. I know the manual says it needs to be replaced every time, but it's not like it's made out on nylon and there is a chance for cracking when overtorquing it.
 

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It's actually made out of aluminum...
 

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MG Pilot said:
It's actually made out of aluminum...
fine, you got me on the material. I was thinking of the one off my Chevy. Not trying to pick a fight at all , I swear.

My point was only that it's a pain to go find a replacement part everytime, when it doesn't leak if you use the same one over and over. Just trying to tell everyone who is contemplating DIY oil changes all the facts.

Happy Piloting:2:
 

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I have seen other cars they dont tighten it enough now which would you rather have:2:
So true. I love that they have come out with oil filters with grip and wrench attachments on them now. Great inventions.
 

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Pilot4Biking said:
My point was only that it's a pain to go find a replacement part everytime, when it doesn't leak if you use the same one over and over. Just trying to tell everyone who is contemplating DIY oil changes all the facts.

Happy Piloting:2:
Why not just buy them with your filters (if you're using Honda filters, that is)? I know Tim automatically ships the crush washers with the filters he sells, as does my local dealer. They're about 25 cents each seperately.
 

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Yeah i know and the invetions seem so simple!

I like the grip on Fram filters and they are resonably priced


 

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With the right tool, the size of your nuts doesn't matter:

<img src="http://gemini.tntech.edu/~slc3675/me361/mechlib/vgrip.jpg" alt="Vice Grips" />
 

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If that isn't a metric vice grip you could screw up the oil drain bolt.....
 

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AlH said:
If that isn't a metric vice grip you could screw up the oil drain bolt.....
I don't think that matters, as long you use a right-handed one to loosen it and a left-handed one to tighten it.
 
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