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Old 05-30-2012, 12:14 PM   #1
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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...
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And a 15mm wrench wouldn't fit around it. Any idea what size this is?
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Old 05-30-2012, 12:31 PM   #2
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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 ?
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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
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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.
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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
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LMAO there is an ad for www.qwikvalve.com on the site down below. OPs plug looks like something similar.
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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
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haha just a quick drain bro.small channel locks will get it loose if its not finger tight.
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damn thats a big *** bolt to hold some oil in
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Don't worry, that just means you have a big ****.
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no need to worry about it
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