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tranny plug(ged)

In message <00BF1F2FEDFED011A27D00805F91E3C2150D63@ABK-NT01> "Hare,Stott (X)" writes:

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> You may be shocked to hear this, but the 3/8" drive 17mm allen head
> socket from Snap-On in the US runs just about the same price as the
> the Bigass(TM) Allen wrench from Sears.  I had happily used the $8 US
> Sears tool until it didn't fit between my rear subframe and drain
> plug...

True.  I bought a 1/2" drive piece (UNIOR?) and it's too big.  I think Snap-On 
are the only ones making a 3/8" 17mm driver - it's currently on my list.

> Added bonus - the socket is smaller, lighter and more versatile.  Ask 
> anyone whose lifted my travel tool box... light the box is not!

23kg - 50lb.  A problem.  Lightness in tools is _definitely_ goodness.

 Phil Payne
 Committee Member, UK Audi [ur-]quattro Owners Club