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    Tools for your Saab

    I know this will sound stupid, but to save somebody from making a serious error, be aware that Saab nuts and bolts are Metric. If you are going to do any work on your Saab please obtain a set of metric sockets and spanners (wrenches) before you attempt to do anything. Trying to use imperial tools will damage the nut/bolt heads and may make removal impossible.

    If you have an adjustable spanner (wrench) please take it to your nearest recycling centre, it has no business anywhere near your car.

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    we don't metric freaks understand why all stuff on earth aren't in metric, seems so unreliable with all the scientific world ...okay you are world champion in fractions...
    SO good advice anyway...

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    Also invest in a good set of Torx Sockets.

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    I would suggest a set of Torx keys, (like allen keys but with a Torx end) not bits, as they are stronger and less easily lost in inaccessible places. Sockets are fine but bigger and thus less able to get at some of the places Torx fasteners are used. It is also too easy to over torque small fasteners with a socket.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GeoffR View Post
    I know this will sound stupid, but to save somebody from making a serious error, be aware that Saab nuts and bolts are Metric. If you are going to do any work on your Saab please obtain a set of metric sockets and spanners (wrenches) before you attempt to do anything. Trying to use imperial tools will damage the nut/bolt heads and may make removal impossible.

    If you have an adjustable spanner (wrench) please take it to your nearest recycling centre, it has no business anywhere near your car.
    Love that bit about adjustable spanners:

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