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Old 03-30-2018, 12:17 AM   #6
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So I finally got around to draining and filling my Getrag. Firstly, if you're in Chicago and need a place to wrench check out Gearhead Workspace near IIT/Sox Field. They have lifts!

This is me role-playing as the Exxon Valdez...

Finally I got the two plugs out and realized they are different sizes. The smaller one is the fill plug, M16x1.5x12mm, and the larger one is the drain plug, M18x1.5x12mm.

Here you can see my two choices when it comes to replacements. The OEM style or a beefier aftermarket one. This whole investigation was caused by the allen head stripping on the stock plug, so I went with the beefy one...

Here you can see what I mean. The new plugs take a 3/4" wrench and are much more substantial than the old ones. Note: you'll need something like a crows foot wrench to torque the drain plug with these replacements, or maybe a u-joint if you dare.

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