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Old 03-12-2008, 12:04 AM   #1
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Ok, in all seriousness, there'* a couple stories here. NAPA was having a truck sale today. In the parking lot. Had to go by. Primary goal? 15mm ratcheting combo wrench. I already have a 10mm and 13mm, and with the 15mm, I can just about take anything apart under the hood. Don't ever buy a whole set. The 10, 13, and 15 are the 3 most common sizes by far under the hood.

While I was there, that air hose caught my eye. Sure, the name, but then I read further. No more stiff cold hoses. This one stays flexible below freezing. My current hoses are quite a bit worse. One of them won't even MOVE if it'* on a 50-degree shop floor.

This one is alot easier to coil up. These two scores today (very inexpensive) are valuable additions to the effort.
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Thats Hilarious!
Nothing worse than a cold hose on the floor that wont move were you need it to..
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Thats awesome. Its like it was meant to be.
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How much you pay for that hose? I got tired of the plastic ones and recently upgraded to the $40 rubber one at Sears, love it
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thats funny.

i wouldnt recomend those pvc cheapy air hoses to my worst enemies. i HATE them. i got a goodyear all rubber, and im very happy with how well it bends in cold weather.

how much was that one?

and an 18mm racheting box wrench is nice to have sometimes too, but you are certainly correct, 10, 13, and 15 are the most common.
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You guys notice how close the font is to the Bonneville font? I did.

I paid $27 for it. Keep in mind, I do have a rubber sears hose also, and while it'* great, and temperature resistant for the most part, it'* hard to see in a semi-dark shop, and not nearly as flexible even warm when compared to this one in the cold. This is very high visibility.

http://www.legacymfg.com/products/dy...rID=HFZ3850YW2
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Don't ever buy a whole set. The 10, 13, and 15 are the 3 most common sizes by far under the hood.
But how much were those 3 wrenches purchased separately? I paid $35 for the set of reversible ratcheting Gearwrenches. Not hatin', just sayin'. As for the hose, I am very interested in that. My rubber hoses are flexible but they keep cracking on me. Maybe that one will be different. Report back in about a year.
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I paid less than that for the 3 I have. I bought singles when they went on sale. The 10mm is a little different, as it'* a swivel also. Very handy in tight spots.

Not dissin' ya, but I wouldn't trust a $35 full set of those on my cars. Most sets of any marginal quality START at over $50 on sale. If yours are quality, more power to you for that price. It must be Oregon'* 0% sales tax driving my prices up.
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We have a whole set of rachet wrenches, standard and metric, And I belive I have found a use for everyone of them. Didn't have an 11mm though, which I could have used

Nice Hose
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11mm? On our cars?

Give me a 14 to round out the set I have, and with those 4, I can strip the motor to the bare block hanging in the cradle. There'* nothing 11mm under either of my hoods.
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