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onehunglo



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PostSubject: Hex bit size?   Fri Feb 27, 2009 1:31 pm

Anyone know what size hex bit is used for the brake calipers 96ss?
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PostSubject: Re: Hex bit size?   Fri Feb 27, 2009 3:15 pm

3/8" maybe.... Lemme go look in the garage...

EDIT: Yup, looks like my 3/8" hex appears to be my most worn one. So that must be it. Smile

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PostSubject: Re: Hex bit size?   Fri Feb 27, 2009 7:15 pm

Yes, it is a 3/8" hex....just to confirm....
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PostSubject: Re: Hex bit size?   Sat Feb 28, 2009 6:40 am

sweet thanks, I was thinking either 3/8" or 10mm. I was diggin' some more on other club sites and I thought I found it was 10mm, so I ordered a set of metric bits from work. Hopfully that 10mm works, if not I have to get a set of SAE.
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PostSubject: Re: Hex bit size?   Sat Feb 28, 2009 8:53 am

Either way, can't hurt to have the metrics and the standards.

I think the 10mm works but a better idea to use the 3/8".

I'm just glad our cars don't have threads in the caliper, I stripped come caliper threads once when I was working at a Chevy shop, that was an expensive mistake... pale
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