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Old 05-03-2001, 09:06 PM
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A thanks to those who responded to my recent post.
I would like to drain the gas tank on the 71 280 befoe I start it. could someone tell me the allen wrench size that fits the drain plug.
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Old 05-03-2001, 09:53 PM
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Having not worked on many metric cars that had Allen heads, I am a very poor judge of size. I can guess at SAE but not metric. In my chasing down problems on my car a trick I use is to take open ended wrenches and compare the flats on the allen head to the flats on the wrenches. When I find one that the flats look the same, well that would be the allen wrench size you need. I hope this helps.


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Old 05-03-2001, 09:55 PM
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I think it is a 17mm allen. I am not certain of this...Be sure to take out the strainer and clean it.
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