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    Tool socket etc Sets anymore?

    Ok Just been and bought a 137 Piece socket and wrench set along with a 48 piece spanner set

    is there likely to be anything else im going to need now im planning to sort my brakes out, discs and pads (bosch calipers) and general matienence of the car Maybe fitting some coilovers in the future too,

    Do you think ive got enough or am i likely to need more gear? ive got metric and imperial sizes and all other host of stuff not sure if i have those star shaped socket type things tho

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    20 1/4in drive chrome vanadium sockets.
    20 3/8in drive chrome vanadium sockets.
    20 1/4in drive chrome vanadium deep sockets.
    20 3/8in drive chrome vanadium deep sockets.
    1/4in drive ratchet socket driver.
    1/4in drive pivoting ratchet socket driver.
    3/8in drive ratchet socket driver
    3/8in drive pivoting ratchet socket driver.
    2 3/8in drive spark plug socket.
    3/8in drive 3in extension bar.
    1/4in drive 3in extension bar.
    1/4in drive adapter.
    3/8in drive adapter.
    10 combination wrenches.
    Ratchet bit driver.
    20 hex bits.
    15 nut drivers.
    Magnetic extension rod.

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    I would recommend getting an impact wrench too. I bought an electric one off ebay and thought it would be pants but its actually really good. Only cost about £20 and is handy for stubborn nuts / bolts.

    Make sure you have a good set of male and female torx sockets / bits. Thats what most vauxhall's are put ogether with these days.

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    buy a big box of latex gloves - will save you a fortune in fairy liquid

    also as has been said a 3/4 drive impact wrench.. and a breaker bar would be a good idea too
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    Quote Originally Posted by peteg2004 View Post
    buy a big box of latex gloves - will save you a fortune in fairy liquid

    also as has been said a 3/4 drive impact wrench.. and a breaker bar would be a good idea too
    3/4 is a bit of over kill i think, 9 out of 10 times a long handle rachet will romove most suff on cars, ( i removed my head bolts with a 3/8's rachet!).

    Aslong as u have some allen key's (ones in sockets would be better) to remove the calipers then you should be ok, a few internal and external torx bits wont go a miss and other than thats theres not much more you will need.

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    yeah ive got allun keys and smaller rachet items and some torxs from other sets but this is my 1st big set the other have always been around 40piece so always found i had not got the tools i required

    ill get a impact wrench tho for sure
    Cheers

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    think thats all bases covered.

    personally I use a 24v cordless 3/4" impact gun, a massive indulstrial torque wrench for leverage, a trusty old draper socket set, some rathcet spanners and great, various torx male/female sockets/bits etc etc, latex gloves are also good (halfords ones are shite IMO - screwfix ones are good)

    and a nice big tub of citrus swarfega when u cant be arsed to use gloves.

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    so you think i havew the tools now for brake discs and pads replacements along with coilovers when i buy those?

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    How about...

    1. Oil filter wrench
    2. Spark plug sockets
    3. E-star (i.e. Torx) sockets

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    1. Oil filter wrench is what i keep using to get them off on this z20let
    on my 1.8 the paper one was a lot easyer i think

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