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Old 07-12-2005, 01:33 PM   #1
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Impreza GC8 Quick question: Oil drain plug size, with gauge pack?

Hi guys.

The oil drain plug requires a much larger-diameter wrench to remove, when the car is equipped with the OE performance gauge pack. It has an oil temp gauge, and the wire connecting to the plug replaces the whole plug...


I think it's 27mm?

29mm?


Someone please let me know. My car is an '00 RS. Wanna go to Sears tonight and pick one up. I've been using an adjustable wrench, and don't want to, anymore. Thanks.

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Old 07-21-2005, 08:50 AM   #2
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Did go to Sears, didn't find any larger than 19mm. But I know 19mm is too small - I own one and tried it.
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Old 07-25-2005, 10:45 AM   #3
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Oh, c'mon, someone must know.
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Old 07-25-2005, 11:06 AM   #4
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why don't you put your adjustable on it, then use the small gauge on the adjustable to see what size it is? if it doesn't have the engraved gauge, measure it, then head to the craftsman online store and order the proper wrench.

For example:
http://www.sears.com/sr/javasr/produ...id=00942933000
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Old 07-25-2005, 11:33 AM   #5
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Didn't know how accurate that would be. (And no mine doesn't have the gauge.)
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Old 07-25-2005, 12:06 PM   #6
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IIRC, it's 22mm. I use a deep socket with a slot cut in the side of it for the wire.
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Old 07-25-2005, 12:11 PM   #7
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Oh, c'mon, someone must know.
27 mm

I bought a Craftsman wrench about 90,000 miles ago. Since it was so long I cut it in half and slotted the closed wrench end so the wire would pass through. I just use the open end most of the time, however.

Since I change the oil and filter every 3000 miles the shorter wrenches can be used without raising the car. It does take a bit of poundage though to get 32 foot lbs out of the short wrenches, but it also keeps you from damaging something if you tend toward Neanderthal mechanical finesse.
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Heh.

I don't torque it to spec, I just put the crush ring in and torque it to "quite hand tight." Basically, tight enough... not over-tight.


27mm, okay cool. I'll go hunting.
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Old 07-26-2005, 08:15 PM   #9
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27mm fo sho
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IIRC, it's 22mm.
Obviously I didn't remember correctly - it's 27mm....but you guys already knew that.
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