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Originally Posted by alterro View Post
15 sure, but 16? I did a lot of things with 156, both 1.8 and 2.5, and I cannot remember a single 16mm nut/bolt. Where can you encounter such nut/bolt?
I remember where I met 16mm. The nut on the V-band clamp that holds the front-cat to the turbo 1.9 16v JTDM. Needs to be a deep socket, too. I had a motorcycle plug spanner that did the job.
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Originally Posted by dgmayhead View Post
Tools I've not used for years:
Strobe lamp
Feeler gauge
A glass spark plug that allows you to see the colour of combustion.
Imperial socket set and combination spanners.
Ah yes, the good old Gunsons Colourtune

I've got all of those sitting around too, along with a spectacularly inaccurate Gunsons analogue co2 tester. They were very useful for cars with carbs and distributors, not so useful nowadays though...
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Originally Posted by halftone View Post

A selection of stainless bolts including hex, hex flange head, cap head Allen, to replace rusty mild steel OE.
But don't use stainless fittings where a high tensile bolt is needed.
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Deep in the recesses of one of my "it'll probably come in" boxes is where I found an Allen Cap screw with a hexagonal recess of 5.5mm - which, with the threaded end forced into a 13mm nut of the wrong thread pitch (that was in one of the other boxes) became transformed into the perfect tool for removing those silly little bolts that hold the cabin pollen filter housing in my GT. I know they sell sockets of the right size - but not in any of the outlets where I looked at the time. Any way the "tool" now has pride of place in my "it'll definitely come in" box.
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