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Old 09-11-2007, 10:32 AM   #1
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Help! Trim tab bolt problem

Rear Lower unit bolt for trim tab leg removal!

In all the years I have pulled things apart yet this is annoying me! The bolt in side looks like a 15/32 imp / 14mm but if i go above 12mm i cannot get a bloody socket down the hole!

Any knowledge would be much appreciated Please! before i get the grinder to a socket.

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Old 09-11-2007, 10:50 AM   #2
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I found a 3/8" drive long socket just fits, wherease a 1/2" drive one doesn't.
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Old 09-11-2007, 10:56 AM   #3
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Hi Matt,

Thanks for replying.

This is it, Thats what i am using a 3/8 drive! It just doesnt make sense! if your using the same!
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Old 09-11-2007, 11:16 AM   #4
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Mebbe you're using posh thickwalled snap on ones.
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Old 09-11-2007, 12:11 PM   #5
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Is it not a bi-hex bolt? make sure you're not using a straight hex socket
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Old 09-11-2007, 12:15 PM   #6
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Get yer socket into a lathe and skim it down.

Or use your grinder.

Or put your angle grinder into vice, keep the socket on an extension and grind it down.

Or get some box spanners.

Be a bit inventive.


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Old 09-11-2007, 01:23 PM   #7
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Thanks Chaps! I've just sorted the problem!

Yes my girth is way to thick! so my friend came along earlier He's got one that is thiner and longer it reaches the parts that others dont(his wife calls it her Carlsberg)
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Thanks Chaps! I've just sorted the problem!

Yes my girth is way to thick! so my friend came along earlier He's got one that is thiner and longer it reaches the parts that others dont(his wife calls it her Carlsberg)

I had to grind the body down in the end to get it in. It was a standard Hex head too. so cheers for the help.
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