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Old 03-12-2010, 03:48 PM   #21
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It sounds to me like you're ***** may have dropped.
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Old 03-12-2010, 03:51 PM   #22
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I'm putting car back together until I can buy an impact. The until now nothing on the car has actually beaten me. I'll give it a try again in a couple of weeks when I have time. I can't get enough space to really use either of my longer breaker bars, and I can't keep the socket flat enough to use a cheater on my 1/2" ratchet!

Will harbor freight's electric impact work, or should I be looking for something a little more substantial. On a positive note, I really fast at getting the spacer in the rear of the PPF out now!
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I'm putting car back together until I can buy an impact. The until now nothing on the car has actually beaten me. I'll give it a try again in a couple of weeks when I have time. I can't get enough space to really use either of my longer breaker bars, and I can't keep the socket flat enough to use a cheater on my 1/2" ratchet!

Will harbor freight's electric impact work, or should I be looking for something a little more substantial. On a positive note, I really fast at getting the spacer in the rear of the PPF out now!
I picked up a harbor freight electric impact wrench last weekend. It was $45 on sale and I think it was a wonderful investment. I am actually helping change a friends clutch tomorrow I will let you know how it works on his tranny bolts.
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Very Cool! Thanks.

Pressure plate and flywheel as well. If the case bolts are this much of a pain, I would think they would be even worse.

Tranny bolts.[/QUOTE]
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Pressure plate and flywheel are a no-brainer as you will have easy access with whatever method of breaker bar combination needed.

You will be happy having an impact. I had zero issues with an impact and the right combination of extensions and u-joint extensions.

If you don't have one, get the 1/2" IMPACT u-joint, not a regular socket u-joint. It's almost required and makes it an easy task. I also have a 12" and 6" extension. That combination will reach any of the bolts from the bottom.
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Old 03-12-2010, 04:30 PM   #27
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I have the 1/2" u-joint, and 1/2" 6point impact sockets. I just thought I would be able to do it with a breaker bar. I was sorely mistaken.

I'll give it a try again once I have the impact. I also noticed pretty good leak, so I guess the rear main needs to be replaced anyway, so this has to be done.



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Pressure plate and flywheel are a no-brainer as you will have easy access with whatever method of breaker bar combination needed.

You will be happy having an impact. I had zero issues with an impact and the right combination of extensions and u-joint extensions.

If you don't have one, get the 1/2" IMPACT u-joint, not a regular socket u-joint. It's almost required and makes it an easy task. I also have a 12" and 6" extension. That combination will reach any of the bolts from the bottom.
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The right air tools will get the job done in half the time of hand tools, but there is a healthy price of admission. I got the Earthquake 1/2 inch drive air wrench from Harbor Freight four years ago because the lesser ones weren't cutting it. It does quite well for a cheap wrench. I've used but never owned an electric wrench.
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This is the second thread this week that makes me think ya'll are all weenies.
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1/2 drive socket wrench plus a big box-end wrench. You put the box end over the end of the handle on the 1/2 drive and it acts like a handle extension, with an angle in it that helps to clear things. Apply the force in the exact correct direction though, it can slip off easily.

Or just slide a small pipe over the 1/2 and hit the bitch with a hammer.

That and put some ****** shoulder and back into it.
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This is the second thread this week that makes me think ya'll are all weenies.
Thats cause we don't get lots of practice giving hustler handjobs. He only comes to DC once in a blue moon and we all have to share him.

Really I am just lazy from changing Braineacks clutch so many times that the impact wrench make the job easy. First time I did it was all breaker bar and man muscle.
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Thats cause we don't get lots of practice giving hustler handjobs. He only comes to DC once in a blue moon and we all have to share him.

Really I am just lazy from changing Braineacks clutch so many times that the impact wrench make the job easy. First time I did it was all breaker bar and man muscle.
After the last month of wrenching I have definitely decided I need air tools. It is no longer fun to spin a wrench...
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Thats cause we don't get lots of practice giving hustler handjobs.
Seriously, my grip strength has tripled since I started working nights and weekends at the airport men's room. And I'm finally starting to save up some money for my turbo build.
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After the last month of wrenching I have definitely decided I need air tools. It is no longer fun to spin a wrench...
The whole time part of having the impact wrench is the best. I can and do use breaker bars, but turning those tranny bolts takes forever by hand.


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Seriously, my grip strength has tripled since I started working nights and weekends at the airport men's room. And I'm finally starting to save up some money for my turbo build.
So how much did you charge Larry Craig? Do you still sue the tapping feet to get your attention?
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A buddy with a compressor and air tools I haven't seen in a year responded to one of my post. I may get it taken care of on Sunday, if not next weekend.
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wish i was there dude i would take care of it and then laugh at you for it over a beer GL man. **** isnt that hard its just alil awkward.
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When I encounter a tight one, I usually use my cheater bar...
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When I encounter a tight one, I usually use my cheater bar...
i usually use my ****
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This is one of those times I'd welcome the laughter, but I may have it done this sunday. I put the car back together and went for a drive, it really needed a transmission fluid change, I had no idea just how bad it was. It feels so much better, but the clutch is going pretty darn fast.

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wish i was there dude i would take care of it and then laugh at you for it over a beer GL man. **** isnt that hard its just alil awkward.
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Thanks to one of my buddies I haven't seen in a very long time, the clutch is done. I have no clue how anyone pulls this off without an impact. How long does it take for most six puck type clutches

BTW this is just the first 11 miles, but modulation is great, and engagement is even better, even just leaving the line.
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