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post #11 of 89 (permalink) Old 02-17-2016, 05:10 PM
 
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Looks like it's a 8mm square plug drive. They have a set 4,6,8 and 10.

5/16 would most likely work, but it's a tad small and might "dink" the inside of the square.

Got the 8 on the way...

IF it turns out to be some crazy crap like 8.5 or 9, I'll let you know...It wouldn't surprise me tho'...
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It is indeed 8mm.
The tool I got is from HAZET (Germany) model no. is 3702...

They are available on Fleabay.
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It is indeed 8mm.
The tool I got is from HAZET (Germany) model no. is 3702...

They are available on Fleabay.
Yep, sure are. Bought one too and did my first oil change last week.
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CTA Tools 2036 is a 3/8" to 8mm square adapter. This is availble on line, Sears, walmart, etc
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Is the 453's oil filter able to be accessed with all tires on the ground? (Sliding under car on one's back to reach at the filter area).
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Is the 453's oil filter able to be accessed with all tires on the ground? (Sliding under car on one's back to reach at the filter area).
I have reached it without raising the car while checking out the size socket I needed to remove the filter but it is a tight squeeze. I use a pair of 2x6s to drive up on for a bit more clearance.
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I have reached it without raising the car while checking out the size socket I needed to remove the filter but it is a tight squeeze. I use a pair of 2x6s to drive up on for a bit more clearance.
Thanks for the reply. With the tight squeeze, do you think there would be enough "elbow room" to undo, drain, and replace the 453's oil filter (while all four tires are on the ground)?
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Not certain about that as I didn't replace the oil filter on my first early miles oil change. Just a guess but it could be a bit messy with confined space limited even more by a drain pan.
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Planning on doing the early change as well. Glad to see people doing it. IMO it's always good to do when you're breaking it in


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I'll probably do an early oil change as well. The yearly service schedule is a bit too long for my liking.
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