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    Smile Tighten Oil Pan

    I hope someone has the info I need. The oil pan has 10mm bolts heads, I can tighten most of them but 2 have no room for my extension bar. The problem is the thickness of the extension bar. Is there such a thing as a very thin extension bar for this kind of work that I could put the 10mm socket on the head and then slip through a very thin shaft extension bar that would be able to connect to the socket. I buy tools as I need them so if this sounds stupid its because I have basic socket sets at home. Any help would be great thanks.


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    Re: Tighten Oil Pan

    Do you have a 1/4" socket set? My 1/4" extensions are about half the diameter of my 3/8".

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    Re: Tighten Oil Pan

    No I thought mine were 1/2 but maybe 3/8 I'm at work I will check when I get home, but the clearance is only the thickness of a small green Roberts screw driver shaft, would 1/4 be thin enough? Thanks for the reply.

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    Re: Tighten Oil Pan

    Quote Originally Posted by Tom's Caddy View Post
    I hope someone has the info I need. The oil pan has 10mm bolts heads, I can tighten most of them .
    Be sure not to over torque those Oil pan bolts!

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    Quote Originally Posted by billdaman View Post

    Be sure not to over torque those Oil pan bolts!
    No impact needed!


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