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post #19 of (permalink) Old Aug 16th, 19, 1:39 PM
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Re: Upset beyond belief

Originally Posted by Busted Knuckles View Post
So where the hell are all of my 10mm sockets? I've used magnets and grabbers to no avail.

O'Reilly's has a package of 8 different 10mm sockets, everything from very deep to small with a couple of swivels thrown in. Now that I have an abundance of 'em, I don't often need one...
I know where I almost lost one (well a 3/8")!
Putting the O2 sensor in my drivers side down pipe for my FiTech setup. I drilled the hole, and was mounting the clamp on bung with 2 large stainless hose clamps. I was using a nut driver handle and socket on them instead of fighting to keep a screwdriver in the slot.

And it was slightly off of being lined up good, so I used the nut driver handle in the hole in the bung, and exhaust pipe to waggle it around, and pop, off came the socket into the exhaust pipe. I was using a tiny reach magnet fighting the steel pipe it was in, and finally got it. It actually went the other way and was up the slope of the pipe about 2" towards the manifold. Next attempt would have been the shop vac over the hole. That is also good for getting lost parts.

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