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Date Registered: 05-2014
Location: Brisbane, Australia
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Re: ENGINE OIL DRAIN PLUG


I was looking through some online sites and low and behold found a tool set with the tool needed for sump plug removal.

Don't know if i can post the link. But its at "supercheap auto"

"Toolpro Sump Plug Removal - 17 Piece, 3/8 drive"


    Set includes: Square key sizes 7, 8, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14mm, 5/16", 3/8"
    Hex key sizes 8, 9, 10, 12, 14, 17mm
    Female square drive 10mm
    Triangular sump plug size 10

I now need to see if it is at my local one.

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Date Registered: 03-2016
Location: Melbourne
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So I started the process of changing oil this arvo. I followed the directions on the Nulon Motor Flush bottle, put her up on the ramps, grabbed the tool I thought I had to undo the drain plug... It don't fit.

Oh dear...

I can't get hold of anyone in my network that has the right size. Any idea if leaving this stuff in the engine for a couple of days will give me major grief? I can't imagine it would be terrible, but thought it definitely worth questioning.


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Date Registered: 03-2016
Location: Melbourne
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Seems to have survived.

Called my mechanic, who was mortified I'd used engine flush, let alone left it in overnight. He told me a couple of stories, from personal experience, where engine flush has seemingly destroyed an engine.

He helped out with the right socket/key (8mm square, 3/8 drive). After removing the old oil (which didn't seem sludgy, then again it was 9pm and I had only a hand torch) and filter, I flushed through a litre of the new stuff, installed the filter and oil drain plug, filled her up and seemed OK.

Drove into the city for the daily grind today and back to the mechanic's tonight to drop off the tool and didn't notice any odd sounds so hopefully I haven't destroyed the engine... Driving an hour away on Friday to get an installation so hopefully I'm not stranded on a freeway somewhere!

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Date Registered: 10-2017
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When I did my first oil change in my T31 Diesel, I could not get the 3/8 drive in the hole, so got the cold chisel out to tap it loose then removed it. I then used another car and went to Repco, or other stores selling this stuff, and asked for a new one.

Out came the box and tried all the threads and sizes until one was found. It had a 14mm socket head on it and cost only $10 nz. Never had another issue and have a spare.

The reason I could not get the original out is the burrs on the inside of the square, and being an odd size.
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