2003 Heritage Softail Engine Oil Drain Plug

Discussion in 'Softail Models' started by BigG, Sep 8, 2014.

  1. BigG

    BigG Active Member

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    General Question What is the size of the Torx or Allen needed for the oil drain plug ?
     
  2. Jack Klarich

    Jack Klarich Expert Member

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    This is your oil tank and lines
    # 26 is your drain plug, a 5/8 wrench should be what you need
     
  3. BigG

    BigG Active Member

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    Mine is different. It is embedded in the frame so I can not fit a standard socket onto the plug (because of socket wall thickness). So I have to use either a torx or an allen and I'm not sure which one or the size.
     
  4. HDDon

    HDDon Experienced Member Contributor Retired Moderators

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  5. BigG

    BigG Active Member

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    No The plug screws into the frame member, not a rubber hose. Thanks
     
  6. tourbox

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    It should be an Allen.Don't recall the size though.
    tourbox
     
  7. BUBBIE

    BUBBIE Well-Known Member

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    Thinking a 1/4 or 5/16? not too hard to check... Make sure it fits tight and I use the 90 end out with a 3/8 box end wrench over that 90 portion for turning leverage...
    Normal turning is LEFTY LooseE,,, looking up at it.

    signed....BUBBIE
     
  8. DFHarley19

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    Go to Harbor Freight and get set of allen. It is cheap and nice to have them in your tool box. :D
     
  9. harleydogg

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    I think mines a 1/4 allen. buy a service manual it will help you more than we can guess. friend has mine or I would look it up for you. but I think its a 1/4 .good luck.
     
  10. pdfiddler

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    Buy yourself a thin walled socket or take a screwdriver and clean around the bolt head. The allen strips.