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Old 11-09-2010, 12:47 PM
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Cheap 22mm allen Tank strainer tool

Today I received this tool http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/22MM-FRONT-WHEEL-TOOL-HONDA-FIREBLADE-BLADE-08_W0QQitemZ330494032428QQcategoryZ10460QQcmdZViewItemQQ_trksidZp4340.m263QQ_trkparmsZalgo%3DDLSL%25 2BSIC%26its%3DI%26itu%3DUCI%252BIA%252BUA%252BFICS%252BUFI%26otn%3D8%26pmod%3D370443055589%252B37044 3055589%26po%3D%26ps%3D63%26clkid%3D4835674898353644578

Paid a $7.80 for it including shipping.

It's a much CHEAPER option than anything else I've seen.

Now I just need to find a place where I can work on the car...

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Old 11-09-2010, 01:12 PM
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you can also use the back of a large spark plug socket.

<$7 at just about any auto parts store.
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Yeah I've read threads about using the back of a spark plug socket. Believe it or not, I couldn't find one!

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Old 11-09-2010, 01:28 PM
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The tank strainer on my 83 takes a 46 mm open end spanner.
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Old 11-09-2010, 01:53 PM
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I think the wagons are the ones that take that size.
Never have messed with a sedan strainer......
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Old 11-09-2010, 02:06 PM
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That's a pretty good deal for sure, I use a 22 mm nut with a 17 mm lug bolt welded to the inside of it. A standard short MB steel wheel lug bolt and the large 22 mm nut comes off the front LCA eccentric bolt on most of these MB cars. But if you don't weld or can get someone else to weld it up for you, the tool the OP found s quite nice at that price!
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Old 11-09-2010, 02:08 PM
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Ha! I will post a pic later of the tool I made from $1 worth of hardware, and a few minutes with a grinder.

I purchased a 5/8 bolt and 2 nuts from Lowes/Home depot (your choice). Locked the 2 nuts together at the end of the short bolt. Ground a little off each of the 6 faces until it fit snug in the port in the bottom of the tank. I then used a large adjustable wrench and it loosened effortlessly.

Thanks for sharing the link !
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Old 11-09-2010, 02:10 PM
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I just bought the 22mm allen wrench at cheapie freight for ten bucks. It wasn't a bad deal.
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Old 11-09-2010, 02:52 PM
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Old 11-09-2010, 05:41 PM
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I used the 22 mm nut comes off the front LCA eccentric bolt. I heated it and bent it 90 degrees. Done.
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Old 11-09-2010, 08:33 PM
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Why would you bend the 22mm nut 90* ?
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I think he bent the bolt, to use the bend for leverage
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I think he bent the bolt, to use the bend for leverage
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