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Old 01-12-2006, 06:07 PM   #1
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17mm internal Allen head socket in gta

cant find a 17mm internal Allen head socket anywhere.. tried napa..crappy tire
a couple automotive shops..any tips? i am all set to do my diff fluid and dont have the socket...

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Old 01-12-2006, 08:38 PM   #2
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Use a 17mm bolt (the head) and vicegrips on the actual threaded part. Ghetto, but will work.
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Old 01-12-2006, 09:24 PM   #3
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17mm bolt ghetto

now come on jordan you dont really expect me to do that.. how am i gonna torque that bolt back to 41 lbs when i am done..you would never do it half ass like that i am sure
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Old 01-12-2006, 10:02 PM   #4
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Its a tranny drain plug. Just make it nice and tight. Doesn't need to be to spec.
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Old 01-12-2006, 10:22 PM   #5
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Princess Auto on Dixie Road north of Courtney park BLVD on the left side.
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Old 01-12-2006, 10:27 PM   #6
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i have one i can lend if u want.
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Old 01-12-2006, 10:47 PM   #7
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princess auto will be perfect.. thanks..
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Old 01-12-2006, 11:24 PM   #8
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I got a 1/2" drive metric allen kit from there for $14 or something cheap like that. Works like a charm.
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Old 01-13-2006, 12:14 AM   #9
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or you could just buy a 17mm bolt and weld a T on it.......
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Old 01-15-2006, 02:46 AM   #10
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Use a 17mm bolt (the head) and vicegrips on the actual threaded part. Ghetto, but will work.
Or better still, use the 17mm bolt like Jordan suggests but thread 2 nuts on to the bolt. You use the inner bolt to remove the plug and the outer one to tighten it. That way you can torque it properly if you want.

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Old 01-15-2006, 10:29 AM   #11
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Or better still, use the 17mm bolt like Jordan suggests but thread 2 nuts on to the bolt. You use the inner bolt to remove the plug and the outer one to tighten it. That way you can torque it properly if you want.

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Good idea.

Doesn't work as nice as it sounds.
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