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I laid out all my tools to do my oil change today, only to realize that I need to remove the muffler from the manifold. I can't get a very good grip on the oil drain plug with the centre stand down unless I remove the muffler first. The manifold bolts look like they have copper nuts on them. While I can reach the one furthest away from me (as I lay on the side with the oil drain plug) I am having a real devil of a time trying to reach the one closer to me.

I need help with the following: What is the proper socket to use to remove the manifold nuts? What is the proper torque when re-attaching them? Lastly, what size hex wrench do I need to remove where the muffler attaches to the side of the engine? I believe that it is 6mm, but it may be 7mm.

I am soon off to buy (another) 24 mm wrench - this one a shorty. I wanted to pick up the correct hex wrench and socket at the same time. Thanks!
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You don't need to remove the muffler on the LX. Use a box end wrench for the drain, and some big Channel-Locks for the filter. Check the screen under the filter, as well.

Put a baggie on your center stand leg, then have someone help you tip it so that you can put the center stand in a disposable pan, like a lasagna pan. Drain, change the filter (check screen), put the drain back in, put on new filter, fill with 1L new oil. Then tilt back out of lasagna pan and take off the baggie. All done and no mess.
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Right-o, Steve. You also need to remove the oil filter before removing the oil drain plug. Do the reverse on assembly.
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1" stubby box wrench (spanner) to get the oil drain plug out.
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Thanks for the help. The channel lock and box end wrench worked alright. Unfortunately, I did not receive Gary's advice until after I had finished. I removed the oil plug and then the filter. By tilting the scooter while on its stand, I still managed to dump almost a full litre of old oil out.
I also filled the filter with oil before reassembling.
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JerryG wrote:
1" stubby box wrench (spanner) to get the oil drain plug out.
careful with the 1", you can round the corners on the nut.
a 15/16" fits much more snugly on the plug.

i think that craftsman has the correct 24mm short pattern, but i never bothered looking.

also, a set of needle nose pliers keeps your fingers clean when removing the filter screen.

best,
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why does it matter taking the filter off first before draining the oil? just wondering.
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Scoot wrote:
why does it matter taking the filter off first before draining the oil? just wondering.
You have easier access to the oil drain plug with the filter off.
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Hi, everyone. I've never done an oil change on anything before but have read all of your posts and decided to give it a whirl. I propped up my LX 150, loosened the dipstick, took the oil filter out then went for the drain plug with a 15/16 wrench but can't seem to get it loose. I have a good position on it, though it seems a little loose. Would a 24mm work better? I also tried using a hammer with no luck. The plug started showing signs of stripping so I gave up for the night. Anyone have any suggestions?
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