[V8] Oil Change woes!!! Filter stuck!

cobram at juno.com cobram at juno.com
Wed Mar 30 06:01:25 EST 2005

 Kneale Brownson <knotnook at traverse.com> writes:

> Is that 3/8" drive?  I can believe that broke with the sort of 

Looks like one of those "made in Taiwan" el cheapo deluxe ratchets to me.
 A Mac, Matco or Snapon can take a 3 foot cheater bar with no problems,
BTDT (but I'll deny it if I have to get a warranty repair done someday.) 
Craftsman ratchets can't take it either, they don't snap like the
el-cheapo Chinese ratchets, but instead strip the ratchet teeth in the
mechanism.  Of course a breaker bar or air gun is the right tool for
stubborn fasteners, but they don't physically fit when and where you need
them 90% of the time, especially in our Teutonic beasts.


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