[ba] RE: audifans.com 10th anniversary shirt (AND a random shock quest ion)

jim rose sf5ktq at hotmail.com
Thu Dec 6 19:29:14 EST 2001

thanx steve...

yeah, i have 6mm [2 small] + 8 mm [2 big]- all the sets at osh today
(crapman and bondhus) jumped from 6 to 8. no doubt, because they all KNEW i
was coming and just ITCHING to get my strut brace installed.

you are a brave man  riding an mc in this crap. i cant believe how
incompetent people are here when it comes to driving in the rain. and dont
even get me started on the unmitigated stupidity i see during my tahoe


>... the text actually reads "zehnter jahrestag" ... which means "10th
>Anniversary" ... don't know where I got the "20th" in my original note!
>As to the size of the hex key ... I'm pretty sure it is the standard 6mm,
>but it may well be 7mm ... or even 8mm.  I've gotten the 7mm wrench in
>several sets ... Sears Crapsman and Bondhus ball-tipped (recommended).  The
>OSH close to my house seems to have a really good selection of individual
>metric keys, so you may just want to call around to several nearby stores
>see if you can find one ... assuming that in fact you need to find a 7mm of
>I've got to say that the Audis seem to be quite a bit more consistent as to
>using common sizes as compared to my experience on the Beemer ... of course
>with the Beemer came a tool set that had all of the required Allen
>... as to the rain ... yes, in general it has been great when I can drive,
>even had a bit of fun in my BiL's pickup taking the Christmas Tree home on
>Saturday.  I've got to say that since I am more or less forced to ride my
>motorcycle now I can do without the rain at commute times ... last night I
>almost got taken out two different times in rapid succession by two stupid
>people who either didn't see me or couldn't figure out where the lines on
>the road were.  ABS on a motorcycle is good, but when you happen to hit a
>slick spot on the road it means that you can't stop!  Yah-hooo!
>Steve Buchholz
>San Jose, CA (USA)
> >
> > what does "zehnter tahrestag" mean?
> >
> > my german is rusty.
> >
> > the shirt's pretty rad, tho the aforementioned script looks
> > goofy... imo.
> >
> > btw - does anybody know what size allen wrench works in he
> > top shock nut of
> > an 88 5k? hows THAT for a specific questions. i think its
> > 7mm, which of
> > course NO ONE (ace, sears, osh, etc etc) carries.
> >
> > love this rain! (no, i mean it!)
> >
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