Lance, I may have steered you wrong. Looking at the current offerings from Craftsman, they NOW seem to be made in China. Not necessarily bad, but I can't vouch for it. My suggestion was based on my personal experience with the USA version which had great engagement. Hopefully someone else can step in with suggestions. In the meantime, soak it...?Found craftsman set on Amazon - Craftsman 9-34570 External Torx Socket Set with1/4 and 3/8-Inch Drive, 7-Piece
Be here by end of week.
Thanks - I understand now - have to see how I could approach that from underneath since I have no visibility from above. Hoping for a good outcome with sockets and Power Blaster. Keep it in the back of my mind with dropping the transmission.As mentioned before but maybe misunderstood, the steel bracket can be cut as a last resort and the bolts removed on a bench once the turbo is free. The bracket costs $13.
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It’s been a while, but I think that the bent 3/4” emt cheater bar is what I used to free the bracket bolts. Bent to clear the firewall. Sometimes you have to use a small adapter, extension, or deep socket to get the proper spacing and angle.MWG - Nothing to cut through here, the bolts go into the block. One problem is there is no room to get a breaker bar or cheater on the flex head socket wrench. I took another look from the bottom and there is no good angle to reach those bolts even through I can see them clearly.
Yep, I have benders. And working with 3” and 4” conduit, I sometimes lose sight of the smaller trade sizes at first glance. It now looks more like 1” emt conduit that I bent for clearance. Maybe walk into Lowe’s and put a couple of kicks (bends) into a stick of conduit and only have to pay for what you walk out the door with?!? Trim to length once back at the project.MWG - reading my mind - I was just looking at you picture of custom breaker bars. Totally missed the picture first time I read that post having in my mind dismissed anyway of getting a breaker bar in there. . As an electrician you probable have the pipe bending equipment.
Not sure as I don't know what you know in regards to your exact predicament. But sometimes walking through ideas that won't work helps generate ideas that will.S2F - looking through the thread and thinking about the heat from welding on the head of the bolt. How would you be able to get a socket on the bolt after welding the head? The way things have been going with getting the turbocharger off I would end up welding the bolt to the bracket.
Already own a 3 lb hammer? See my thread for one method to remove the viscous fan without that special counter holder tool:Need more tools - Counter Holder 906-589-00-40-0 to remove/install viscous fan clutch - also open end wrench but no size indicated - 36mm? Looks like it need to be low profile. Will call Mercedes in morning to check price and availability.