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post #1 of 31 Old 02-25-2012, 11:57 AM Thread Starter
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Oil change socket question

First time changing oil myself on my 05 and had a question. I have all the oil, filters and fuel filters. I just don't have the 36mm socket for the frame rail fuel filter or the oil filter. It appears that no one owns a 6.0 around town because no auto parts store sells the low-pro socket I need. Our local sears sells a 36mm metric 12-point socket, but will that work? Or should I just wait to buy one offline? Below is a picture of the kind they sell. Let me know, and thanks in advanced!!
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Should still work. If you are uncomfortable with it just buy it, use it, return it, and buy the one online.
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yep, it will work. thats what i used the first couple of year of filter changes.

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That will work.

I just use a 36mm deep well impact socket on mine

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I don't understand the need for a low profile socket I just use a standard socket never had a problem
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I don't understand the need for a low profile socket
Don't tell my wife, but it was an excuse to buy another tool!! LOL!!!

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Don't tell my wife, but it was an excuse to buy another tool!! LOL!!!
Haha! "Honey, I need this..."

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I got this, works great
Lisle , 14500 Oil / Fuel Filter Socket for 6.0L Ford Diesel
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I use a 36mm socket 1/2" drive, but I tend to use my 36mm wrench more on the oil filter.

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Thanks for the input guys! It worked like a charm. I did the oil filter and fuel filters this weekend. It wasn't as hard as I expected. Next time I am going to use the 5 gallon bucket for the oil though, as the 15 quart drain tub didn't keep up as expected.

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