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post #1 of 12 (permalink) Old 09-29-2012, 07:27 PM Thread Starter
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Oil Filter Bolt Size?

I have a 2006 Cobalt 2.2L LS. Recently I want to change oil and the filter,

but I can't open the filter cover. Anybody know what's the size of the socket

wrench I need to open that damn cover?

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it's like a 31mm or something. gm makes a specific socket for the oil filter... buy one, it's been with me since day 1

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I am confused. Because other guys say it's 33mm or 7/16 inch. So is it

imperial or metric?
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Google..... why don't you trial and error? i'm drunk, i don't know what size it is. but i have the common sense to at least tell you to search on google.

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also, everything on this car is metric. don't ask me why

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Mine is a 32mm
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It's 32mm. I checked on internet. Thank you yuys!
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32mm... I just use channel locks.
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If you don't want to crack your oil filter cover please use proper tool. 32mm shallow socket. My dad used to say "Right tool for the right job". Channel locks are for plumbers.


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