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What size hex socket?

Hey guys... Want to change gear oil in my 235k 5spd. What size hex do the plugs take? Just want to have the right one before I start. It's pretty big, I don't think I have one that big lying around. Any help would be appreciated!
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if you know its big, youve obviously seen it which means why dont you just try a couple different ones you already have??
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I know it's a lot bigger than any that I have. I saw one for sale somewhere and now I can't remember where it was . I just figured someone on here has done this before and would know.
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hmmm i dono... just give it time someone will pop up...
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I see your reason for trying to find the size. Larger bits, especially single bits are damn expensive.

Is there an online manual? I would like to know for myself as well.
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ok just checked one of my manuals and its a 17 mm socket... thats for an e36... and im pretty sure its the same? ill check for you all thuogh...
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its 17 mm... here ya go boys... http://zoso.no-ip.org/318i-oil-change.html
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Sorry, I though it was a reference to a hex/allen bolt. Allen bits are expensive when you get that large. Sockets are expensive once you get to 1 inch or 22mm for singles.

Thanks for the link
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no prob... anytime...
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Here is a nice socket but its in the UK.
http://cgi.ebay.com/Draper-17mm-5-8-...QQcmdZViewItem


http://search.ebay.com/search/search...rclo=&saprchi=

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OK guys. I meant the oil in the 5 spd.! Like the Tranny. I have every socket known to man when it comes to standart type sockets... I meant the hex AKA allen wrench that it takes to get the fill and drain plugs out of the trans. Thanks for the efforts though.... sorry I didn't make it more clear
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i think its 5mm.. not sure...
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Did you mean 17mm hex socket or a standard 6 or 12 point? Cuz those ebay links are for the hex sockets.... It's a 17 mm hex then? Just trying to unconfuse myself.
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yes 17 mm hex socket but that was for the oil pan...
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I just checked my tranny fluid...I had to buy a 17 mm hex, allen bit.

I bought one from auto zone....it was a set of 3 (17 mm and then two smaller ones) for about $10. I checked the fluid and then returned the wrench to Autozone......so in the end it didn't cost me anything.

it was a peice that fit on a breaker bar or ratchet.

It was kinda ghetto cause it wouldn't fit between the tranny and frame when it was on a ratchet, so you'd have to put the bit in the drain plug, then get a 17mm wrench and crank it off. it worked but due to the ghetto-ness I returned it.

it looked like this:
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