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Re: timing belt

> >  considering the only tentative ability of 1/2" socket gear to handle the
> >  torque, it might be worth it to have a 3/4" 6 pt. socket, extension (as
> >  short as possible) and breaker bar floating around as well.
> On ours, it was the "pin" holding the 1/2" piece into the bar; not positive
> if the larger bar has a correspondingly larger pin; might be worth looking at.
> I've been using a 6-pt impact socket for 1/2 inch drive, no extension; the
> extension will reduce applied torque somewhat as it gets longer (force
> twisting the bar versus turning the bolt...).

And as noted by Tim, on ours it was the extension that lost its pixie
dust.  I just don't think 1/2" tools are really up that level of torque
with reliability.  I wouldn't want to be doing this job with one set of
1/2" tools and Sears closed...

Huw Powell


82 Audi Coupe; 84 4kq; 85 Coupe GT