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84' SE: What size hex for coolant drain pipes? by mckaymotoworks
Started on: 04-13-2014 12:47 PM
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I've tried my metric hex sockets, my SAE hex wrenches and cannot find one that fits.
Either too small, or too big. Do not see it listed in workshop manual.

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Originally posted by mckaymotoworks:

I've tried my metric hex sockets, my SAE hex wrenches and cannot find one that fits.
Either too small, or too big. Do not see it listed in workshop manual.



not sure, never opened them and its still in the snow but is it possible its a torx? everything else on these things is.

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3/16" on my '84, '86 & '88 (Apologies for the delayed reply...)
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On my '87, the plugs use a 3/16" Allen key. I'm not sure if the '84 uses a different size, though.
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Originally posted by Blacktree:

On my '87, the plugs use a 3/16" Allen key. I'm not sure if the '84 uses a different size, though.


The DIY section of the '84 & '86 owner's manuals specify 3/16". My '88 manual doesn't have a DIY section.
I physically verified that a 3/16" allen key fits the plugs on the '84, '86 & '88.
Corrosion may affect the fit...

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Report this Post04-19-2014 01:35 PM Click Here to See the Profile for mckaymotoworksClick Here to visit mckaymotoworks's HomePageSend a Private Message to mckaymotoworksEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
Think I have it working for now. I'm pulling the entire suspension and steering to clean/paint, I'll fit new plugs in then .

Thanks for all the responses.
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I just go through mine until I find one that fits. Yes, it is a hex and not a torx.
Make sure you clean any dirt, rust or scale off of it or nothing will fit properly.
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