This is a discussion on A toast to auto mechanics--a long, frustrating rant about my auto repair endeavors within the Off Topic & Humor Discussion forums, part of the The Back Porch category; I'm not even sure why, but it was an enjoyable read. It kinda made me want to come over (in your garage) and help you ...
I'm not even sure why, but it was an enjoyable read.
It kinda made me want to come over (in your garage) and help you put in the starter.
It also made me grateful that my neighbor is a mechanic with his own shop. He has saved me hundreds of dollars and plenty of headaches over the years.
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[QUOTE=gilliland87;1607056]In most basic tool and socket sets not geared for the professional mechanic the 18mm is missing because most people just substitute the 3/4 and its usually close enough to work. Unsure of whether or not this holds true in your case. Just be glad it wasn't a torx or worse yet triple square fastener.[/QUOTE
Its not only close, 18mm IS 3/4
19mm is closer to 3/4". There are 25.4mm to the inch, so 25.4 * .75 = 19.05mm.
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Fortunately I have a friend of the family that will do most of my repairs. I know how to do basic repairs if need be.
On a down note my evaporator core went out and needs replaced. After calling about 15 service centers and dealers one gave me a deal. When he found out another dealer close by would give me a pretty good price he cut his price down $200!
Great read Grady!
If you have a worn 19mm tool it will work on a 3/4 inch headed fastener. But brand new the 19mm won't fit on a 3/4. The tolerances on even quality hand tools is not down to the dimensions you are describing.
Ask me how I know all this useless information.