---Problem solved--- Overtightened lug nut problem
BeattyR at ummhc.org
Mon Apr 29 09:27:31 EDT 2002
I went out and specifically bought a 17mm impact driver socket and a 2'
1/2"drive breaker bar just for this.
> -----Original Message-----
> "John Stanton" <jjs3rd at ix.netcom.com> writes:
> > Here is the damage left in its wake.
> > 1 Proto 17mm deep 1/2 drive socket cracked
> > 1 Craftsman 17mm deep 3/8 drive socket cracked
> > 1 Craftsman 3/8 drive ratchet spewed its innards out
> through a hole in the
> > housing (guess that 3ft pipe was too much)
> > 1 S-K 17mm 3/8 drive socket cracked
> > 1 S-K 1/2 to 3/8 drive reducer
> > Thanks to those great no questions asked lifetime warrantees.
> > After breaking all those sockets, I bought a set of impact
> sockets. This
> > was the winning combination. And of course I smeared anti
> cease when
> > reinstalling the lugs.
> Get yourself a good 18 inch (or longer) breaker bar and 1/2"
> socket for this
> job in the future. 3/8" drive sockets and ratchets are just not stout
> enough...as you found out.
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