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Old 05-28-2003, 04:10 PM
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Location: West Linn, Or
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Lightbulb Buy an extra set of forged metric box end wrenches

Cheap is OK, you are only going to use them occasionally...

For example:

When you need to release that damned belt tensioner/pully bolt on a W126 V8, grind down (Dremel, bench grinder, etc.) one side until it is thin enough to fit behind the bracket. Tap gently with a hammer. Now there is no need for that 3 1/2 foot breaker bar that costs $40+!

Need a tool to remove fuel line fittings? Grind away 1/4 of the box end and make your own!

Oxygen sensors? See above

My spare set (Performance Tool) cost less than $15 and runs from 6-19mm (minus only the 15, 16 & 18, for some reason?) Maybe those are really close to familiar SAE sizes...

Anyway, Cheers!
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