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Re: Oil galley plugs

> What size square drive socket do I need to remove the oil galley plugs on my 276 Desoto?
> 3/8" is a little too big for one and 1/4"is way too small for the other. Maybe 5/16"? These are the square drive female plugs that are solidly adhered to the threads by the rear cam bearing.
> I tried heating the plug and quenching with penetrating oil, but I still don't have a tool that will fit into the socket. I am saving the drill and easy out as a last resort.

The answer is in your question. Most square drive easy-outs are 5/16 square drive and hardened. Put one in the oil plug backwards and use a wrench to turn it out.
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