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Socket size for Ford 500 Duratec oil change

Would anyone know the size of the socket needed to remove the oil drain plug? The only one I have the seems to fit is 5/8, but it's a big too big. I assume it needs a metric socket.
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that would be a 15mm

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Ford oil plugs are metric. 15mm or 17mm.
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pretty much all Fords use 13mm, 15mm, 16mm for gas engines and 19mm for Diesels

and 5/8 is pretty much a 16mm

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And when you do an oil change you can replace it with a Fumoto Oil Change valve, they work great and make changes even easier.

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5/8"=16mm.
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Would anyone know the size of the socket needed to remove the oil drain plug? The only one I have the seems to fit is 5/8, but it's a big too big. I assume it needs a metric socket.
Here is how I keep score. Got 3 cars all use the same filter, but all different drain plug hex. See pic.

They can use any size hex they want, any time they choose, and it may not be factory original.

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Just for reference the 2010 and up is 15mm, but since I installed my Fumoto, I don't need no stinkin' socket now to change oil!

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I tried 5/8. It is definitely too loose for that car.
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5/8"=16mm.
He said that 5/8" is too big. I always use 15mm on Duratec, 17mm on Explorer.
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