Outboards too if they are not "pure". Yamaha is metric but Merc,
OMC/Bombardier and others "assembled in the US" are not.
Offshore parts will be metric and US parts will usually be SAE.
One good thing about having both is when you are driving a socket on
to remove a bolt that is corroded so bad the "right socket" won't
work, you have more choices.
On Thu, 22 Oct 2015 13:59:28 -0400, Stormin Mormon
You need 2 sets, and for the metric set it depends what vehicle you
are working on and where the set originates. Some vehicles only use
8,10,12,15,17,19,21 and 24
Others use 8,11,13,16,18, and 22
Others use other combinations.
A "full" metric set includes everyrhing from 8mm to 28mm.
Then there are the oddball aplications (have not run across them in
automotive) that use decimal sized metrics - like 5.5
You don't need 2 of each ratchet or extension as all metric sockes (at
least in the north american market) use 1/4, 3/8, or 1/2 inch drives
for light to medium duty use, and 3/4 or 1 inch for HD use
On 10/22/2015 4:30 PM, firstname.lastname@example.org wrote:
Today I bought one eaches HF quarter inch
drive metric set, that goes to 13 MM. Will
get me in and out of most of my repair
needs. Surely would have done good for the
windshield wiper repair yesterday.
See if that set goes on sale, buy a set for
the other vehicle.
On Thu, 22 Oct 2015 17:52:45 -0400, Stormin Mormon
If you are only going to have one set, make it a 3/8". You can
always use an adapter down to 1/4 for the smaller sizes (10mm and
smaller)- 1/4" reatchets etc are designed for low torque - generally
no more than 20 ft lb (240 in lb)
On 10/22/2015 6:15 PM, email@example.com wrote:
I've been very pleased with the 1/3 drive
sets for most jobs. Though, I do have larger
available if needed.
My other job is refrigeration repair, and the
SAE quarter drive set is handy for changing
fan motors on smaller equipment. And for many
tasks for larger equipment, also.
On 10/22/2015 4:32 PM, firstname.lastname@example.org wrote:
I see 10 MM every which where, and it doesn't
work with any of the SAE sizes. Is there a list
on the web, which sizes convert?
13 MM is slightly larger than 1/2 inch, but some
looser sockets will work.
10 MM, doesn't work with anything out of my SAE box.
On Thu, 22 Oct 2015 17:56:57 -0400, Stormin Mormon
Yup I have a 10mm in my SAE set, because of that.
You see metric stuff pop up in the strangest places. The other strange
one is 7mm
I have a slip handle nut driver that came with 1/4" and 5/16 " and
used to open just about anything with hex sheet metal screws.
I ended up getting another one, cutting off the 1/4" and adding a 7mm.
5/16 and 8mm are functionally the same.
If you have that and a 10mm socket, you can do just about anything you
are going to do with a Yamaha mid range outboard on the water.
On 10/22/2015 7:18 PM, email@example.com wrote:
Shirtcuff estimate: 2.5mm = .1 inches
So, 10mm ~= .4 inches (it's actually .3937)
3/8" = .375
1/2" = .500
so 7/16 is the only "standard" SAE size that would be
possible choice. But, it's .4375 (split the difference
between 3/8 and 1/2) so no fit.
You also have to consider how you're converting. I.e.,
you can (sloppily) service a 3/8" bolt with a 10mm
socket but can't service a 10mm bolt with a 3/8" socket.
What is the thread on a 2002 Ford Taurus wheel stud, and what is the
size of the nut? (hint - neither one is measured in inches)
How about Chrysler/Dodge from about 1978 and up?
And Lincoln from 1988 on? They are not 3/4" AF nuts either - they are
19 mm - that's .05mm smaller than 3/4". And not 13/16, but 21mm. Just
.63mm smaller than 13/16"
They use 12mm studs.
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