[T3] Whats a good 36mm socket

William Jahn willjahn975 at gmail.com
Sun Jan 16 20:24:59 PST 2022

Once I get the sockets from Amazon ordered a short 6 and 12 point 36 mm 1/2
drive I'll at least have the tools. I already got the EMPI seal installer
that one can use with the crank dowels in place.

 At this point I'll just add oil since it has not gotten any worse in
years. it doesn't leak while running just when shut down. I leak about 4 OZ
every 60 miles. Odd that it drips only when not running. It's a lot of work
to pull the engine being fuel injected.

On Sun, Jan 16, 2022 at 10:26 AM Jim Adney <jadney at vwtype3.org> wrote:

> On 15 Jan 2022 at 10:43, William Jahn wrote:
> > I don't know anyone who I can borrow a big torque wrench from.
> You don't need a torque wrench. Divide 225 ft-lbs by your weight, in
> pounds,
> and that gives you the distance, in feet, from center that you have to
> stand
> on your breaker bar. to get the right torque. Don't jump up and down, just
> stand gently on the breaker bar.
> My torque wrench only goes up to 150 ft-lbs, so this is what I've done for
> decades. As my weight, unfortunately, goes up over the years, I stand
> closer
> and closer to the socket. The torque, however, remains the same.
> I agree that a 3/8" drive socket is probably too small. 1/2" is probably
> okay
> for occasional use. I use a 12 point socket, because that gives me more
> options for getting my breaker bar horizontal before I step on it. There
> are
> some farm stores near here that carry a lot of large wrenches and sockets
> that I use for stuff like this. They are 1/6 the cost of Snap-On or
> Craftsman.
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