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Old 04-14-2009, 02:47 PM   #1
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Default What size allen wrench? - Oil Drain Plug

I have a 2008 Ford Fusion SE with a 2.3L I4.

Can anyone tell me what size allen wrench I need to use for the oil filter drain plug? For the life of me I can not figure it out.
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Old 04-14-2009, 05:24 PM   #2
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None -- just remove the complete cap -- with Autozone cap wrench. I never removed mine. It's 1 less thing to worry about -- and 1 less o-ring to replace.
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Old 04-14-2009, 10:48 PM   #3
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That is what I am currently doing and it is a pain in the ass. Not to mention messy as hell.

[quote author=koreySE link=topic=141957.msg3059211#msg3059211 date=1239744242]
It's 1 less thing to worry about -- and 1 less o-ring to replace.[/quote]

Yeah, it is not that hard to replace the o-ring.. I'm really not too worried about that.

Does anyone know the wrench size?
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Old 04-15-2009, 03:23 PM   #4
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A Google search states 6mm for Mazda. Just buy a cheap set.

No matter what you do, oil changes will always be a pain in the Fusion
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Old 04-15-2009, 03:33 PM   #5
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Thanks, I will have to give that a try.

Do you really think the oil change on the Fusion is that hard. Everything is right there. If you want to see a difficult oil change try a 2004 Honda Civic EX.. You have the take off the front drivers side tire, and have hands like a 5 year old.

The Fusion is a walk in the park compared to this beast.
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Old 05-29-2009, 08:59 PM   #6
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I believe its 6 mm....http://robert.aitchison.org/tiki-pag...DIY+Oil+Change I never remove the allen screw just the whole cap. There is a coversion kit if you don't like the cartridge when you are out of warranty of course....http://www.mazda3forums.com/index.php?topic=146390.0
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Old 06-08-2009, 11:20 AM   #7
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Ya its a 6mm. i replace it every other oil change when i rotate my tires
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Old 07-01-2009, 12:38 AM   #8
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I am about to change the oil on my V6 this weekend for the first time, should i expect any surprises? Am I correct by assuming the tedious oil change process is only for the I-4 engines and not the V6? I do not have to swap out any o-rings do I?

Sorry I have not had a chance to get under the car yet.
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Old 07-07-2009, 09:48 PM   #9
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I have both engines and the six is easier . They make a special cap type wrench which has 36 flutes and fits the FL820S Motorcraft filter. I find it works the best and is available from Autozone.
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Old 07-09-2009, 01:43 PM   #10
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ya the v6 is so much easier. no gaskets to change just an fl-820 filter (motorcraft) and a 13 mm wrench.
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