In reply to a message from stevenmgrr sent Sat 31 Jan 2009:
I do believe that 30mm is the correct size wrench but do be
careful with that wrench.
These plugs do not need to be killer tight to seal and
damaged to the oil pan is common from over tightening the
plug. Both cracks in the sump around the drain plug and
stripped threads for the plug have been reported.
AS a precaution on my own cars, I’ve drilled and tapped the
center of the original drain plug for a smaller one. Now
I’ve got steel on steel threads for the drain plug and a
much smaller wrench is needed which helps prevent accidental
The original message included these comments:
Can someone tell me the size of the oil drain plug on my 95
XJ6? I am going to do my first oil change tomorrow and I
have read several posts that say the size of the plug is
23mm, 30mm, 32mm, 34mm and 1 1/4’’. Which is correct? Also
can I use a socket or do I need a wrench?
91 XJ6, 93 Sov, 97 Sov – Driveway’s crowded!
Tampa Fl, United States
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