Re: 16mm & 20mm flare nut wrench for fuel filter

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Posted by steve in id ( on 00:18:46 10/16/07

In Reply to: Re: 16mm & 20mm flare nut wrench for fuel filter posted by OnBelay

An 8" crescent is plenty for the filter...end nuts are stainless & each end is only tightened and loosened once in its life.

I rolled my own 16mm tool for the tubes as the crowsfoot version didn't exist on the afternoon I needed fault. I've also changed a filter or 2 using adjustable wrenches...field expedient that happened to work and not round anything. No disagreement that I didn't use the best tool, and it po'd me at the time.

I'm searching now for a 20mm crowsfoot for the input side of a Kubota power steering pipe...wish me luck in finding one by the weekend :)


: I'm going to have to disagree with you on this one, Ben.
: Nothing like a proper tool for the job. At $12-14 each for a Craftsman wrench, just to say I can make a tool, is no excuse for using a tool designed for the job. Have seen plenty of the soft flare nuts goobered up by wrenches that spread and slipped, and most box end wrenches get their strength from the "whole circle" as opposed to the strength of the forged steel, the way a Flare nut wrench does.

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