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Old 12-15-2010, 03:42 PM
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I notice the part number for the S54 engine oil drain plug is now 07 11 9 904 550 superseding 07 11 9 910 368. Does this mean the 6mm female Allen plug is gone and we're back to the standard hex head plug?
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I notice the part number for the S54 engine oil drain plug is now 07 11 9 904 550 superseding 07 11 9 910 368. Does this mean the 6mm female Allen plug is gone and we're back to the standard hex head plug?
Don't know. I like the 6mm which doesn't fall off the socket. I have five left.
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Maybe they finally fixed the first part that was bigger than the allen that people would try to loosen and tighten from which would then ruin the plug.
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Maybe they finally fixed the first part that was bigger than the allen that people would try to loosen and tighten from which would then ruin the plug.
6mm fits nice. I'm using a snap-on one.

Torx fits but destoys it.
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6mm fits nice. I'm using a snap-on one.

Torx fits but destoys it.
I'm talking about how its tiered. If you only stick it in 5mm or so, it will strip the first "tier" farther in it gets tighter, but I see them come in all the time where people only put it in half way and striped out the first half (which makes it hard to get an allen into the second "tier).
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I notice the part number for the S54 engine oil drain plug is now 07 11 9 904 550 superseding 07 11 9 910 368. Does this mean the 6mm female Allen plug is gone and we're back to the standard hex head plug?
Here is a picture of drain plugs, from left to right:

S50/S52 - 11.13.1.273.093
S54 - 07.11.9.910.368
S62 - 07.11.9.903.199

I have not ordered the 07.11.9.904.550 yet.

My SK 3/8 inch drive 6mm hex head socket has a loose fit in the several new '368 oil drain plugs I have bought. I usually switch to using a torx 40 after a while and then replace the drain plug.

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Don't know. I like the 6mm which doesn't fall off the socket. I have five left.
Are you changing the drain plug everytime you change the oil?

Mine's still under warranty, so I have yet to beging the self oil change process as of yet.
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Are you changing the drain plug everytime you change the oil?
No. I torque it and the Snap-on 6mm fits nice.
I also have a hole in it for a saftey wire along with the added oil temperature in the sump.













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What is the purpose for the safety wire hole?
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What is the purpose for the safety wire hole?
It doesn't come out.
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