The point of using a 6 point socket is indeed a good point to
make. It is a rare instance that anything other than a 6 point socket
shoud be used. A 12 point will ruin a nut a fast as you can loosen it. A
good set of 3/8 inch 6 point sockets will do 99 percent of the time. As
far as extensions go cheap ones will do the same job as expensive ones. I
buy the extensions from HarborFreight (a whole set costs $10) and my
sockets from Sears. Harbor Freight also has a nice universal set 3/4 and
3/8 for about $5 dollars. What makes then nice is they have a ball and
socket that stops them from flopping around. Since they are made for an
impact gun they should hold up to anything that you might do to them.
On Tue, 21 Apr 1998, Dan Ray wrote:
> Phase 1 of the exhaust R&R complete! The manifold nuts came off no problem.
> Thanks to all for the advice on a 6 pt. socket and PBBlaster!
> Of course, removal is always the easy part, isn't it?
> '73 B "smiling" and awaiting new "intestines"