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Hitachi carb on 87 Subaru GL

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I'm in the process of replacing my stock, worn out carb with a new one. My question, what is the best tool to remove the 4 10mm bolts holding the carb down onto the manifold? I can see all 4 but it is not straight down so I can't get a socket onto it. I can get a wrench on maybe 3 without too much difficulty, but all 4 would be a problem. Is there an angled 10mm wrench that will work for this? 

 

I know there is a way to do it, just my first time replacing this on this car.

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I did this once, many years ago, on a 1986 EA82 .  Don't remember doing anything particularly unusual.  All I had was an ordinary combination wrench and socket sets.

 

Might have to take 1/12th of a turn at a time, flipping the wrench, or remove some other obstructing part?

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get a set of shorty open/box ends.  harbor frieght has them for under $10.  great things, I keep them in the storage compartments in the rear of my wagon for emergency.

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Did you take the spare tire off? That and some bolted down electrical wires towards the cab allow for a box end wrench. On the front you can remove the 3 little vac lines. 

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Sometimes you just need to sacrifice a cheap 10 mm spanner and shape it with a file or grinder, maybe even a hacksaw to make it work. A ring spanner with 12 or note points often gives best choice of short moves before reposition and another turn. I know a wrench only as the awkward shifting adjustable wrench. Hope you have better than this!

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