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    im about too service the auto trans, I need a 8mm square male socket, no one stock them in Adelaide so I must get it off ebay ..MY question has any one used the ones coming out off china??? sometimes cheap equals shit. thanks

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    Quote Originally Posted by loopie View Post
    im about too service the auto trans, I need a 8mm square male socket, no one stock them in Adelaide so I must get it off ebay ..MY question has any one used the ones coming out off china??? sometimes cheap equals shit. thanks
    I used a short extension and ground the male end down to 8mm square - a bit naughty but works a treat

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    or get a square rod they use to make keys out of and grind to size
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    Quote Originally Posted by JoBo View Post
    or get a square rod they use to make keys out of and grind to size
    The fill plug is a fair way down, you need a 300 - 400mm extension to reach, the short extension is perfect for the job.

    For the same reason, loopie will need a length of tube fixed to a funnel to fill . . .

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    Isn't 8mm square same as sump plugs (Renault).
    I got a Kincrome socket in a small set, they may be available separately?
    Good strong socket.

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    I bought them out of the UK, I know Australdi has a spare that she may sell if French Connection don't have any.

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    grind a cheap chinese extension arm works a treat or use a cut of peice of allen key then grind it square on one end and then fit it to a small socket to turn it
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    Some of the sump plug / oil drain plug kits available at most auto parts shops Repco, SCA, Bursons etc will have an 8mm and or a 5/16" Sq drive that will suit. the entire kit costs about $35 from memory.

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    If you haven't already found or made one, I got this from Supercheap Auto.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jb007 View Post
    If you haven't already found or made one, I got this from Supercheap Auto.

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    thanks buddy I didn't look in supercheap, ill drop in today and look at them, other wise ill get the draper one from uk

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    Piece of 8mm tool steel from your local bearing service-OR the sq. shaft from a door handle set.

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    Dapco or Caravelle have them to suit 1/2 in socket bar not real dear and they can post it to you get some plug washers at the same time
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    Hi get yourself a large screwdriver check that the shaft is 8mm and cut of the blade of the driver, use a spanner to start to undo the plug and just use the screwdriver to finish undoing the plug.
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    Quote Originally Posted by The Fixer View Post
    Hi get yourself a large screwdriver check that the shaft is 8mm and cut of the blade of the driver, use a spanner to start to undo the plug and just use the screwdriver to finish undoing the plug.
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    all done I brought a set from super cheap, I brought the oil from a trans shop

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    What Jobo is referring to is called 8mm key steel and is freely available from any engineering supplier , just buy the length you need

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