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post #16 of 25 (permalink) Old Aug 16th, 19, 12:23 PM
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Yes, the flexible claw grabber tool is a must. It as saved me many times over the decades. I do however, need to buy a new one since mine had finally broke last summer. I will also invest in a good flexible magnet.
Yea, the magnet version is also indispensable. I have dropped carb. washers, screws, etc... in the air gap manifold, then, without visual access, just fish the magnet version through the front of the manifold and out comes the screw or washer -- instant smile.

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post #17 of 25 (permalink) Old Aug 16th, 19, 1:18 PM
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Well, without a doubt, it's either in the last place you looked or on the magnet of your drop light. Glad the bolt emerged and you're back to work!

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post #18 of 25 (permalink) Old Aug 16th, 19, 1:28 PM
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Re: Upset beyond belief

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...

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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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It's happened to every one of us who has ever worked on cars. Except on TV... those guys on all the Motor Trend shows (Garage Squad, Graveyard cars, etc) never seem to waste an hour looking for bolts that have disappeared into inconvenient places.
....or the wrench that's been in your back pocket this WHOLE DAMN TIME.
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Update on missing bolt.......I used a long piece of coat hanger and asked the good lord for help and patience.....Thanks again for all the help. Steve
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So where the hell are all of my 10mm sockets? I've used magnets and grabbers to no avail.
I was going to say the same thing. My travel tool set is missing both 10mm. I'm living on the edge everyday i take that somewhere.
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post #24 of 25 (permalink) Old Aug 16th, 19, 4:11 PM
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I was going to say the same thing. My travel tool set is missing both 10mm. I'm living on the edge everyday i take that somewhere.
10mm, 3/8", 1/2", 9/16" -- they might as well have legs on them.

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Re: Upset beyond belief

I remember trying to remove a molding clip. It wouldn't budge, then all of the sudden it came loose and went flying into the hosta bushes beside the driveway. Gone. At least I found the socket. It did persuade me to purchase a magnet on a stick that looks like a push broom. Works mint.

Sometimes stepping away for a while & returning to work on it later is very productive. I can remember fretting over a problem at work for 2 hours one evening. I went home & slept on it; next day I walked in & fixed it within 10 minutes.

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