Re: Mustang 2.3 head bolt socket
First thing I tried but all we have is one of those old wooden ones
graduated in 1/16". With this it seemed that the size was close to 15/32"
which is very close to 12mm +/- .005 or so if my arithmetic does not fail
I do not want to take any chance of stripping the (12 point?) bolt heads so
want to get a good quality socket the right size the first time. Personally,
I do not agree with the wisdom of using 12 point bolt heads in this high
torque application but like many things these days it may be an assembly
Hopefully the same socket fits all the head bolts unlike the intake where
all were 10mm but one!!!
In any case, I think the first gentleman is correct but would you believe
none of the local retailers had 12mm/12point 1/2 drive in stock. So now I
have to wait another day.
This car only has about 70K miles and has been driven and maintained with
respect and is also my first Ford. My other vehicles are mostly GM with one
Renault (yes I said Renault) and have much higher use with less care. These
are all running strong and reliable so I am having doubts about Ford
quality. Having said that I have had a Town Car now for a few years and it
seems OK but still does not seem to be a durability match to my big GMs.
Thanks I needed that, now back to the task at hand.
".boB" <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote
> I hate to be the one to point out the obvious, but don't you own a