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post #1 of 16 (permalink) Old 04-14-04, 05:48 AM Thread Starter
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Metric Or Imperial???

im buying a spanner set to work on my car will i need to get metric or imperial???
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both :/
ford sucks, you need both and make sure you get an 18mm spanner, its usually not included but u use it a fair bit

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Get both, saves you going back later.

Fords seem to use a cobination of both and althigh 13 = 1/2 inch and 14 = 5/16, it's better to use the right size before you strip the head....

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both...definately. most sets come with both included anyway
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And a 12" adjustable for the clutch fan
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1/2 inch socket the most handiest size! Fits 12 and 13 Snugly!

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yeah get both, and even if its extra grab 2x18mm spanners and an 18mm socket

they get used in areas which you need to remove to pull other things appart (ala sway bar mount pins)

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post #9 of 16 (permalink) Old 04-14-04, 12:36 PM
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Hmm... don't know why he would need a 18mm, the only bolts/nuts I can remember that take 18mm is the rear link bar bolts on the diff and i'm pretty sure the reason for that is the diff is imperial!

The main ones used are 19mm, 13mm, 10mm. The other not so used ones are 14mm, 17mm, 22mm and 24mm. Then ya need Imperial ones for the diff, but I also found the 1/2 is great for tightening up the power steering pulley. all the other sizes are throw aways I reackon.
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buy metric now, and plan on getting imperial later

I did put something here, but it vanshied, I think

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