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What size is my oil pan plug, I wanna already have the wrench handy the first time I go down there to drain my oil.......

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  • Anonymous Mar 19, 2014

    i already tried a socket wrench and everything i was supposed to have but nothing will get the filter or drain plug to come off



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Most likely a 15 or 16 mm

You need all metric tools
to work on all vehicles from 1980 on

Posted on May 26, 2011

  • Ron Hatcher May 30, 2011

    most i have ever come across is 13mm or 17 mm.



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