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Old 03-28-2011, 11:05 PM   #1
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Default My car'* hungry for tools

My car'* developed a taste for tools.

A couple months ago, my 13mm taught me about a little gap between the strut tower and the body panels that I'd never noticed before.

A few weeks ago, I pulled a screwdriver out of the track of my passenger seat (not that that let it move again).

Tonight, during a belt change, I picked up my ratchet, and the 15mm socket just fell off. I heard metal hit metal, immediately looked down, but couldn't find the socket. I'll take a closer look tomorrow when I have daylight.
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i've owned tool-hungry cars in the past.
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Old 03-28-2011, 11:16 PM   #3
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Dude, cars like that are not funny.
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Ever try working on a GM without 13mm or 15mm shallow sockets? I just hope they either fall out in my driveway, or are sold a la carte somewhere.
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Go to Menards, they sell sockets one at a time. I've had to replace a few 15mm, they seem to grow legs and walk off.
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mine likes 10mm tools
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Thats why i like my truck...drop something oop straight to the ground! lol
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I took that stupid plastic splash shield off the bottom of my car. That thing ate more bolts then I could count.
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LOL i think you and i had that discussion before lol
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Go to Menards, they sell sockets one at a time. I've had to replace a few 15mm, they seem to grow legs and walk off.
The closest one is almost 600 miles away. Hope they ship.

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I took that stupid plastic splash shield off the bottom of my car. That thing ate more bolts then I could count.
That broke off years ago. Now, everything that falls usually lands in the subframe.
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