I just changed the rear shocks on my '86. The 3/4" socket seemed to fit, then I noticed I was starting to round the corners on the nut!! Turned out to me a 18mm metric. WTF???
I've seen those for sale at autoparts stores. I always wondered who the hell bought them. The same guys probably need these afterward http://www.sears.com/shc/s/p_10153_12605_00952166000Pas dumb as it sounds.....
I do not endorse the use of these
That's sounds like me .There are some things that I never use: open end wrenches, crescent wrenches, adjustable sockets, but there are some things I love: vice grips and pipe wrenches HA, HA
I always use my Airtools for removal most of the time I install them by hand at least always start them by hand.I just bought some new toys.. An air ratchet and impact. haven't had the chance to play with them yet. :drool5:
I must agree start all bolts and nuts by hand run them down by hand when you can."I always use my Airtools for removal most of the time I install them by hand at least always start them by hand."
Agree, I use air tools for disassembly whenever possible, cuts the time by 75%.
For assembly I always do things by hand because I torque everything to the proper values............
I found and purchased 10 years ago a socket and wrench set called Metrench It's awesome t works on both metric and sae and is the best for a rounded or rusted part as it grips on the flats not the points. I use this set almost exclusively and let my snap-on stuff gather dust. I haven't broke anything including the ratchet. Check it out you can find them on eBay or google