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post #1 of 13 (permalink) Old 09-11-2011, 10:24 PM Thread Starter
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What size socket for oil filter cap

What is the size of the socket for oil filter cap on the 4cyl 2011 Equinox?


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post #2 of 13 (permalink) Old 09-11-2011, 10:41 PM
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Re: What size socket for oil filter cap

It is 1 1/4", but is needs to be a shallow socket. I took a standard one, and cut some length off of it.


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What is the size of the socket for oil filter cap on the 4cyl 2011 Equinox?


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This is what you need along with a short or flex head 3/8 drive ratchet. Advance Auto Parts sells an off brand in most of their stores for about $13 but they can special order the Lisle 14700 socket (considered the best quality) for about $9 shipped to the store free. Most auto parts stores probably sell some brand of this socket.

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post #4 of 13 (permalink) Old 09-17-2011, 11:42 PM
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Re: What size socket for oil filter cap

Why not just use a metal strap wrench (with a rubber handle)? I've been using a Plough for at least 15 years now across 4 vehicles. It's a one-size-fits-all solution. Normally these kinds of solutions don't work very well, but this is an exception - and you won't have to buy another wrench or socket for your next vehicle (or confuse multiple sockets when you go to use them ... its bad enough that these manufacturers can't at least settle on a standard oil plug bolt head size).

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Re: What size socket for oil filter cap

Go with the shallow Leslie Socket. You can get for less than $10 and you won't strip the plastic cap. Just google it. I have changed oil in 2 - 2.2 Ecotechs with the cap but they had room for a regular socket. The 2.4 on the Nox does not. The Ecotechs make it real easy to change the oil. Another reason I like the 4 cyl.
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Its 1 1/4" or 32 mm.

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Re: What size socket for oil filter cap

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Why not just use a metal strap wrench (with a rubber handle)? I've been using a Plough for at least 15 years now across 4 vehicles. It's a one-size-fits-all solution. Normally these kinds of solutions don't work very well, but this is an exception - and you won't have to buy another wrench or socket for your next vehicle (or confuse multiple sockets when you go to use them ... its bad enough that these manufacturers can't at least settle on a standard oil plug bolt head size).
Because the I-4 does not use a can filter, it uses a cartridge filter. The plastic lid does not lend itself to a strap wrench.
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Go with the shallow Leslie Socket. You can get for less than $10 and you won't strip the plastic cap. Just google it. I have changed oil in 2 - 2.2 Ecotechs with the cap but they had room for a regular socket. The 2.4 on the Nox does not. The Ecotechs make it real easy to change the oil. Another reason I like the 4 cyl.
I went this route with an Amazon purchase for less than $10.

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Re: What size socket for oil filter cap

i purchased one off the matco truck for under 10.00
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post #10 of 13 (permalink) Old 09-25-2014, 05:21 PM
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Re: What size socket for oil filter cap

I got one today at Harbor Freight for under $4. It is I/2" drive, but works great.
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