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    Hi, I'm trying to drain the gearbox oil from my Discovery 200Tdi. Its the earlier LT-77 box. I clearly don't have the right size spanners for the draining plugs. So I'll go and buy tomorrow. Can anyone perhaps tell me the size/s I need for: main gearbox drainage plug; secondary drainage plug. And what is the size of the engine oil sump's drainage plug, while I'm at it? Many thanks, Danie.

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    Use a Vrystaat Micrometer....a shifting spanner.
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    Probably imperial sizes, locate your closest pawn broker and have a look, you're sure to find a set there.
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    Thanks - my shifting spanner seems to struggle. I don't think the plugs have been off in a loooong while. Probably need a higher quality shifting...
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    Use vernier to measure nuts and work out appropriate imperial spanner size
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    Isn't a shifting spanner a Boksburg vernier?
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    Take the nuts with to the pawn shop. Try for size
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    Quote Originally Posted by Robbief View Post
    Take the nuts with to the pawn shop. Try for size
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    Buy a metri socket set. They can take metric and imperial bolts with the same socket. No socket grips like them

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    Quote Originally Posted by grips View Post
    Buy a metri socket set. They can take metric and imperial bolts with the same socket. No socket grips like them

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    I think I must do that! Will be good to have it in my garage! As I said, I'm a novice, but I'm learning fast and look forward to doing more of these things on my own. PS - being a novice/rookie I did manage to spill a lot of pitch black dirty oil all over my virgin garage floor last night when I took the oil filter off......... Eish!!!

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    Just to close the loop: I managed to replace the engine oil (and filter), the gearbox oil (and small internal filter) as well as the transfer case oil. I managed to find an imperial spanner #32 at a pawn shop. It did the trick. Couldn't fit a socket into the space. So all good! I'll post a picture of the metal shavings on the magnetic pin of the gearbox drain plug. Interesting - and luckily quite normal. Regards, Danie.
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    Quote Originally Posted by grips View Post
    Buy a metri socket set. They can take metric and imperial bolts with the same socket. No socket grips like them

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    And then grind the beveled part of the socket away down to where it grips and it will not round your nut.

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    Quote Originally Posted by grips View Post
    Buy a metri socket set. They can take metric and imperial bolts with the same socket. No socket grips like them

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    Is that the proper name for the sockets you recommended? Google is no help, as it just thinks it's a misspelling of "metric". Silverline Metri doesn't provide anything I can see but the usual metric sockets. Would you be able to provide a link? Many thanks

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    Default Re: What size spanner?

    Metrinch?

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    Default Re: What size spanner?

    You can also try the gedore c19 type sockets. Similar to metrinch, also useful for stripped bolt heads.

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    Hi Hobidave As far as I recall the sump plug is a 17 mm the imperial size is between a 5/8"(16) 11/16" (18) Don't quote me on this.From 19mm (3/4) on both the metric and imperial (SAE) sizes fit Metrinch, Gedore, Stahwille and Snapon make interchangeable sockets and spanners The are also good for removing damaged and rounded nuts and bolts as these sockets and spanners are designed to take on the flats of nuts and bolts.Your local tool and spares shop will have these in stock and if not can get these for you. Please do not use a shifter or allsizes, freestate mictometer on the plugs as the chances are good you will damage the hexagon heads Hope you have success Klaus
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    Quote Originally Posted by HobieDave View Post
    You can also try the gedore c19 type sockets. Similar to metrinch, also useful for stripped bolt heads.

    You can also use an impact socket as it fits completely on the nut and not at the edges as a normal socket will do. Do not use an impact wrench with the socket. I used this when the landys sump plug was damaged (rounded edges) and it worked perfectly. The c19 socket is also effective.
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