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re: tool for 4kq tranny plug
On Thu, 5 Dec 1996, Dan Cooke Cooke@cs.lmco.com wrote:
> >Subject: Tool for 4kq tranny plug
> >Dear Audiphiles-
> >Could somebody email me the size hex wrench that is necessary to change
> >the tranny and diff fluids.
> >Any suggestions on sources for that large of a hew wrench? I figure
> >is my best bet.
> I found a quick tool for this is one of the lug bolts from your wheel and
> a 17mm open end wrench. Put hex end of the lug bolt into the tranny plug
> and leave enough space for the open end wrench there as well... Worked for
> Dan Cooke
> '90 90Q20V
> '86 4KCSQ
An approach similar to Dan's (but requiring more work up-front) is to cut
a lug nut in 1/2 so that you end-up with a 17mm slug. One end of the slug
is placed in the trans. The other fits nicely into a 17mm socket. With
this tool you can use a socket wrench to speed-up you work. also, you
can use a torque to properly set the plug (18 ft. lbs. is the norm).
bunch of 16v VWs
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