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Good Tool for your Junkyard tool bag.....
Posted 22 January 2004 - 10:47 AM
VW Axle Nut tool - 36mm
there's a description here...
and a close up...
they occasionally pop up on eBay as well...
Posted 22 January 2004 - 11:15 AM
Posted 22 January 2004 - 11:19 AM
Posted 22 January 2004 - 11:24 AM
also, the Axle installer I have is actually a VW part as well, but I just noticed it. has VW and Made in Germany stamped on the side in very tiny, thin letters.
Posted 22 January 2004 - 11:40 AM
Posted 22 January 2004 - 12:18 PM
I have broken breaker bars on axle nuts before. Using hammer to the side of the vw tool would work better in those cases.
Posted 22 January 2004 - 12:45 PM
Went over to busdepot.com as sugested and got one - $13.66 (with shipping). Hopefully it will save me from breaking breaker bars all the time.
Posted 22 January 2004 - 01:58 PM
That tool would come in handy tho, looks alot lighter than my breaker bar and 36mm socket.
Posted 22 January 2004 - 02:48 PM
Posted 22 January 2004 - 02:53 PM
Busdepot has them cheep.
Posted 22 January 2004 - 03:11 PM
Thanks for the link - I probably could get one local for cheaper, but that would mean I would have to drive somewhere, etc. I'm lazy.
Posted 22 January 2004 - 10:48 PM
Posted 22 January 2004 - 11:06 PM
Posted 23 January 2004 - 04:19 AM
I usually leave the toolbox and socket set in the car (covered up) and go scout the yard, make a short list of what i want to get, and then go back to the car and put the tools i need in a tote, then go have fun. or i'll check out a wheelbarrow. not all yards allow for this technique though..
i'll usually take a couple screwdrivers, pliers, wire cutter, and 10-12-14 wrenches and sockets/ratchet if i'm just going to go banzai without scouting first. and handwarmer packets this time of year
Posted 23 January 2004 - 04:50 AM
I carry everything but the kitchen sink when I go into the yard. Most yards I go to have wheel barrows, or they have "yard cars" that can transport my big stuff for me.
Posted 23 January 2004 - 09:46 AM
in fact my tool is sorta mushroomed on one side from removing bug axle nuts since they are torqued to about 250 lb/ft
Posted 23 January 2004 - 02:22 PM
Posted 23 January 2004 - 05:21 PM
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