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Deep sockets
« on: 09 November 2018, 08:44:08 »

Why is it that they skip 18mm deep sockets in the tool set. I have three different sets and they have 17mm-19mm but no 18mm. Trying to change the shocks on my wife's Medical and need an 18mm deep socket. Have to drive all the way out to Machine mart to get one.
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Re: Deep sockets
« Reply #1 on: 09 November 2018, 08:45:13 »

Medical ha ha. Should be Meriva. Damn predictive text.
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Re: Deep sockets
« Reply #2 on: 10 November 2018, 10:43:56 »

thought to myself "really?" and check - yes, you're right! I am in need of one, they come in for pinch bolts on Omegas as I recall.
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Re: Deep sockets
« Reply #3 on: 10 November 2018, 11:11:46 »

I went to have a look at my set, too....17mm, then 19mm! There must be a secret cave somewhere that all of the 18mm sockets hide?

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Re: Deep sockets
« Reply #4 on: 10 November 2018, 17:02:52 »

Cheaper sets rarely have 18mm, be it socket sets or spanners etc, as its a less common size.
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Re: Deep sockets
« Reply #5 on: 10 November 2018, 20:14:28 »

Talking of deep sockets, I assume one is needed for the handbrake cable, but does anyone know what size it is?
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Re: Deep sockets
« Reply #6 on: 10 November 2018, 20:14:45 »

.... sets rarely have 18mm, be it socket sets or spanners etc, as its a less common size.

Which is probably why Merc decided to use an 18mm headed bolt for my brake calipers .... just to bl**dy awkward . >:(

They also used a 7mm & a 9mm Allen key for the sliding pins on the calipers too .... WTF has a 9mm Allen key?  ???
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Re: Deep sockets
« Reply #7 on: 10 November 2018, 20:15:16 »

Talking of deep sockets, I assume one is needed for the handbrake cable, but does anyone know what size it is?

IIRC it's 13mm  ..... M8 thread
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Re: Deep sockets
« Reply #8 on: 10 November 2018, 22:09:19 »

.... sets rarely have 18mm, be it socket sets or spanners etc, as its a less common size.

Which is probably why Merc decided to use an 18mm headed bolt for my brake calipers .... just to bl**dy awkward . >:(

They also used a 7mm & a 9mm Allen key for the sliding pins on the calipers too .... WTF has a 9mm Allen key?  ???
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Re: Deep sockets
« Reply #9 on: 11 November 2018, 02:32:42 »

Its a Metric problem -

M10 Bolts or Nut is 17mm
M12 Bolts or Nut is 19mm

M11 Threaded Bolts or Nuts do exist, which in theory is 18mm, but your really struggle to find them.
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Re: Deep sockets
« Reply #10 on: 11 November 2018, 09:04:50 »

Its a Metric problem -

M10 Bolts or Nut is 17mm
M12 Bolts or Nut is 19mm

M11 Threaded Bolts or Nuts do exist, which in theory is 18mm, but your really struggle to find them.

But Koreans will often have 12mm headed M8 & 16mm headed M10
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Re: Deep sockets
« Reply #11 on: 11 November 2018, 10:17:54 »

They also used a 7mm & a 9mm Allen key for the sliding pins on the calipers too .... WTF has a 9mm Allen key?  ???
Very common on some brands of modern calipers used across multiple marques.  I know a lot of PAG cars use them, including Ford, making them very popular.

Having the Jag, I've had to buy these again (having lost my old ones in the garage incident)...  ...one of those tools you take no notice of until you need it right here, right now ;D
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Re: Deep sockets
« Reply #12 on: 11 November 2018, 10:50:07 »

  in the garage incident)...  ...

 .... there was a garage incident ...  ::)
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Re: Deep sockets
« Reply #13 on: 11 November 2018, 11:33:18 »

BMW are idiots sometimes using 7mm Allen slides and sometimes 8mm 😬😬😬😬😬😬

As for deep sockets Sealey do a comprehensive impact set. Only addition being a 36mm required for some hub nuts.
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