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30mm socket a sloppy fit diff fill bolt?

Discussion in 'VY Holden Commodore (2002 - 2004)' started by f_vos, Apr 4, 2009.

  1. f_vos

    f_vos New Member

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    Brought a new 30mm socket with the intent of changing the diff oil.
    Well it has plently of slopp/play and and I am not:cry: real keen on trying to loosen
    the fill plug/bolt.
    Non LSD diff series 2 04 VY so is it 30mm or 29mm.

    Regards
    Fred
     
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    why dont u try a 29mm
     
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    danja Swerves for gay koalas

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    I'd recommend investing in a quality set of socket wrenches. A good one will cost you around $200, but treated right will last a lifetime, and you'll be wondering how you ever managed without one :)
     
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    As Danja said, invest in a good quality socket set and you will never look back, and its cheaper than buying sockets individually. If you go Sidchrome, they have a lifetime warranty so if you break anything you can take it to any shop that stocks it and they'll give you a free one from my understanding.

    I'd recommend Sidchrome 14210 1/2" DR 33 piece metric set (about $170), Imperial is not used much these days and many sets come mixed imperial and metric so that's why i bought the 14210 metric set and 1/2" drive is big enough to handle most jobs.
     
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    OK sounds like the way to go and thank you for the the advice.

    Regards
    Fred
     
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    So was it 29mm. I bought a 30mm just to do the same thing and have the same slipping problem.
     
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    It was buy a socket set.
     
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    I'd say that it's neither 29 or 30 but rather one in between which will be imperial.
     
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    Shim it using a coke can by cutting a thin strip, Imperial no good 28 and 30 only.
     
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    immortality Can't live without smoky bacon! Staff Member

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    I use a 29mm socket. It's definitely not 30mm. Try measuring the nut ;)
     
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    It is a easy job with rite tools
     
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    Trevor loves holden. Well-Known Member

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    6 sided socket be better it wont round off the bolthead. All else fails a shifter or coal chisel and hammer but get a new bolt first.
     
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    Vice grips might get it off big bolt but it's not neceery to over tighten it
     
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    I measured my spare diff and it's 28.50mm :)
     
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    Yep or 1 1/8 inch.
     
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    If that is a tight fit at 28.5 then 28.575 will not go on.
    Edit, meant fit snug.
     
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    ?? Reread what you just posted and get back to us on it.
    1 1/8 socket is BIGGER than the 28.5 mm diff plug.
    .075mm to be exact. It WILL go on.;)
     
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    Sorry blond moment, meant bigger. Cheers.
     

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