What size scket for 80-series diff? (1 Viewer)

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I've been meaning to check my diff oil but have never found the right size socket to remove these blts..
Mine are a little bit rounded so I'm not game to just dive in balls n' all. Will have to buy the right size socket.

Thank you.
 
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The size is 24mm, I've found that a six point impact socket works best. As the drain plug doesn't have much of a lip some people grind the working end of the socket flat to get a better grip on the plug.
 
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Order the allen head plugs & wrench from Kurt at Cruiser Outfitters (or another cruiserhead store) Once you recieve them borrow a 24 mm socket to remove and replace the stockers.

Here's the allen replacements on cruiseroutfitters.com

[FONT=Arial,Helvetica][SIZE=-1]Magnetic Drain Plug W/Washer - $6.25[/SIZE][/FONT]
[FONT=Arial,Helvetica][SIZE=-1]OEM Allen Head Toyota Drain Plug With Magnet[/SIZE][/FONT]
[FONT=Arial,Helvetica][SIZE=-1](Fits 58'-1/90' Manual Transmissions, 58'-1/98' Transfer Case Drain & Fill Plugs, & 58'-1/98' Differential Drain & Fill Plugs)[/SIZE][/FONT]
[FONT=Arial,Helvetica][SIZE=-1]Part# EGP18021[/SIZE][/FONT]
FWIW,
I'm going off memory on the socket size. Let someone else chime in if you are going to purchase one. Hate for you to buy one & not be able to use it.
 
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Get a 6 point socket - you'll feel much better. If it's been a while you'll also want to get a breaker bar as they can be a bear to get loose.
 

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