New LS1 Owners - Newbie Tech - Strange oil drain plug on new LS1
05-30-2012, 12:14 PM
I went to do my first oil change on my new LS1 yesterday, assuming that the oil drain plug as 15mm as a google search suggested. I got under the car and saw that the plug looked a lot different from what other pics showed...
WARNING: huge pic (http://i.imgur.com/oCgQ8.jpg)
And a 15mm wrench wouldn't fit around it. Any idea what size this is?
05-30-2012, 12:31 PM
not a stock drain plug , and whats the big deal , slap a wrench on there till one fits . i dont see the problem here . Dont you have tools ?
05-30-2012, 03:28 PM
Slap a wrench on it till you find one that fits and unless the threads are too big and stripped out the oil pan youre fine
05-30-2012, 03:40 PM
It's one of those drain things you buy at parts places. Turn it like a half turn and it drains out. I don't thi k it ever comes all the way off.
05-30-2012, 03:50 PM
Andd id say its a 17 or 18. But i think goat might be right about that. Ive seen a few cars come in with those at the dealership and if it is one of those it doesnt come out you just turn it about a half turn let it drain then tighten it back up but get underneath there and just find out
05-30-2012, 04:53 PM
LMAO there is an ad for www.qwikvalve.com on the site down below. OPs plug looks like something similar.
05-30-2012, 05:40 PM
Eh not quite. This thing he has is massive and theres no spout. Quikvalve uses a 12mm to open and close i still say he just needs to get down there and unscrew the thing and if youre that worried about it being dammaged go buy a time sert kit just in case
06-01-2012, 12:33 AM
haha just a quick drain bro.small channel locks will get it loose if its not finger tight.
06-07-2012, 03:42 PM
damn thats a big ass bolt to hold some oil in
08-01-2012, 08:23 PM
Don't worry, that just means you have a big cock.
08-01-2012, 09:35 PM
no need to worry about it