Would it be so hard?

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Would it be so hard?

#1 Unread post by jstark47 »

Would it be so hard for manufacturers to list the sizes for wrenches, etc, in the owners' manuals for common maintenance chores? I adjusted the chain on my Suzuki yesterday, not something I do often enough to remember the various wrench sizes. What a help it would be if the manufacturer simply listed them as part of the instructions. E.g, "pull the cotter pin and loosen the 24mm axle nut, then loosen the 12mm lock nuts on each side. Adjust the 10mm adjustment nuts until the chain has sag in the middle of... etc, etc, etc"

Wouldn't that be nice?
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#2 Unread post by GS_in_CO »

That's the sort of thing that I write down in my own service history logbook as I do the job.

My Jeeps are the worst. They are a mix of both Metric and SAE fasteners. Sometimes I'll record the combination of socket, u-joint, extensions and ratchet handle used if it's an especially ridiculous access.

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