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Oil Change - what size is the drain plug ?

I think this is called a stud .. not hex, torx or allen.

Was going to do my first oil change ... like to do them at 3k for the first 12k .. at any rate .. what size is that dang plug ?


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I think this is called a stud .. not hex, torx or allen.

Was going to do my first oil change ... like to do them at 3k for the first 12k .. at any rate .. what size is that dang plug ?
I use a 3/8 rachet with an extension witch fiits in my drain plug.

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as above. use the 3/8" ratchet without a socket on it. A short extension helps

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While I was in the shower I thought "why not use the end of an extension"

Im 46 .... these days .It sometimes takes a while

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buddy, make sure you are going to use a 5 gal bucket! the opening is about 3/4in and triangles out to about 3in of oil. it comes out fast. gotta do mine tomorrow.

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and don't overtorque it putting it back in
I replaced mine with a finger operated Fumoto drain plug

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I like that Fumoto plug .. auto zone or napa have em ?

and yes ..I have been reading the messy oil change posts.

Really apreeesch the warnings.... cant stand a holy mess .. oil changes should be quick neat and clean ... know ?

In fact ... I was going to line them all up ... Truck, 96 Sebring clunker, 07 Vstar, kids go kart, ride on mower ... usually have to squeeze in the wifes Mitsubishi somewhere separately ... but since this first truck oil change is going to be a pain in the butt ... Im shooting small .. just the truck and bike ..

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I like that Fumoto plug .. auto zone or napa have em ?

and yes ..I have been reading the messy oil change posts.

Really apreeesch the warnings.... cant stand a holy mess .. oil changes should be quick neat and clean ... know ?

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I don't know but Genos has them and you can find them on Ebay too.
I had a Fumoto plug on my Toyota 4x4 for 15 years without problem

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I like that Fumoto plug .. auto zone or napa have em ?

and yes ..I have been reading the messy oil change posts.

Really apreeesch the warnings.... cant stand a holy mess .. oil changes should be quick neat and clean ... know ?

In fact ... I was going to line them all up ... Truck, 96 Sebring clunker, 07 Vstar, kids go kart, ride on mower ... usually have to squeeze in the wifes Mitsubishi somewhere separately ... but since this first truck oil change is going to be a pain in the butt ... Im shooting small .. just the truck and bike ..

Messy oil changes????

I just changed mine for the first time on saturday and it was by far the easiest ( clean ) setup i have ever come across, Didn't spill a drop. I don't know why everyone can't make a drain plug that goes straight down.

I did however put in a Fumoto valve just to make it even easier.

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