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To: Andrew Lundgren <>
Subject: THE BEST Wrench AGAIN...
From: Chad Cooper <>
Date: Tue, 25 May 1999 18:22:39 -0500
NO, HE MEANS 8!!! take two squares (four corners each,  last time I checked) 
them rotate one 45 degrees,  you now have the outline of an 8 pt socket, not 
common, but they are around, the most common are six and twelve, but as I said 
5/16" 8PT has a very tight 1/4" square that fits the bleeder nicely for 
breaking them
loose, then you can use a wrench to open and close for bleeding with a hose

Andrew Lundgren wrote:

> I think he means a six point socket...  I used a deep one and was
> happy, but it is messy...
> On Mon, 24 May 1999 19:55:15 -0500, Chad Cooper wrote:
> >The best thing for these bleeders is a 5/16" 8 pt socket, the one that looks
> >like a star, instead of a hex.  Well there are two squares   that make that 
> >shape...  (the squares are conveniently, yet exactly 1/4") Kind of hard to
> >explain but if you have one handy you'll see what I am talking about...
> >Chad
> >'72 B Daily Driver
> >
> >
> >> The bleeder screws are 1/4" box end.  DO NOT USE A REGULAR 1/4" WRENCH ON
> >> THESE, especially if they're in the least bit frozen.  They strip very
> >> easily.  A fellow at the local auto parts store who happened to have a spot
> >> welder made me a nice little tool for the job out of two sockets:  one with
> >> a 3/8" recieving end and the other with a 1/4" end.  He welded them
> >> together, so now I've got a tidy little 1/4" square driver for use with a
> >> standard socket driver.
> >>
> >> Regards,
> >>
> >> =J=
> >
> >
> >

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