I would also suggest a 6 point socket and a breaker bar. Breaker gives a little more leverage and a 6 point grips better than a 12, with 12 point sockets rounding the heads of stubborn bolts.
'73 280SEL 4.5 (9/72)- RIP
Only 8,173 units built from 5/71 thru 11/72
'02 CLK320 Cabriolet - wifey's mid-life crisis
2012 VW Jetta Sportwagon TDI...at least its a diesel
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