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Old July 13th, 2016, 08:26 PM
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I need a Box Wrench

Does anyone know where I might find a 30mm, Deep offset, box end wrench?

I have looked at Snap-On, Matco and Mac. I had one ordered from a supplier here in the states, but it was a German tool and I was told a few minutes ago they cancelled my order and refunded my money because of a big back order.

Why is this wrench so hard to find?
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Old July 13th, 2016, 08:30 PM
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I bought a 30mm socket from Amazon.
http://https://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/...P0L&ref=plSrch
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Old July 13th, 2016, 08:39 PM
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I bought a 30mm socket from Amazon.
http://https://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/...P0L&ref=plSrch

I can't make a socket fit for this application, there is not enough room. I need to adjust the valves on my 200, but it's in a Series truck and the room between the radiator and the crank bolt is almost nonexistent.

The only tool that is going to work is an offset box wrench (deep) and it's still tight.

I am of course trying to prevent having to take the front of the truck off. I have thought about trying to roll it back and forth rather than using a wrench to turn the crank bolt.
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Old July 13th, 2016, 09:03 PM
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Samstag sales has Stahlwille deep offset box end wrenches - good folks and great tools

STAHLWILLE Tools Catalog Page

and then there is ebay.uk


30mm deep offset wrench | eBay
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Old July 13th, 2016, 09:13 PM
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You don't need a wrench. Try this. Jack up one of the front driven wheels (closest one to you), engage a high gear, and turning the wheel by hand to turn the enginend over.
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Old July 13th, 2016, 09:15 PM
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You don't need a wrench. Try this. Jack up one of the front driven wheels (closest one to you), engage a high gear, and turning the wheel by hand to turn the enginend over.
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Will, Can't you go in thru the hand crank hole? I use a impact socket on a 1/2" u-joint and ground down my crank handle to fit the 1/2" drive.
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Old July 14th, 2016, 07:05 AM
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Samstag sales has Stahlwille deep offset box end wrenches - good folks and great tools

STAHLWILLE Tools Catalog Page

and then there is ebay.uk


30mm deep offset wrench | eBay

Thank you.

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You don't need a wrench. Try this. Jack up one of the front driven wheels (closest one to you), engage a high gear, and turning the wheel by hand to turn the enginend over.

Yeah, I can do that....Thanks.

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Will, Can't you go in thru the hand crank hole? I use a impact socket on a 1/2" u-joint and ground down my crank handle to fit the 1/2" drive.



No hand crank hole, Pangolin bumper with a 8274 and fairlead and there is not enough space between the radiator and the crank bolt to even fit a socket.


I'll try turning the wheel or just pushing it back and forth in the driveway first.
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Old July 14th, 2016, 08:33 AM
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Another option is to get the proper depth socket (clears the pulley) and weld a nut on it. You can use a normal wrench or a gearwrench to turn the engine. Bumping with a starer works but where it stops is hit or miss.
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Old July 14th, 2016, 09:01 AM
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Offset type only?
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Old July 14th, 2016, 10:14 AM
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I can make something home made too, cutting a socket short and welding a handle on it of some sort.


Offset only as a straight wrench won't engage the nut because of the pulley wheel.


The one in Jacks link is honestly exactly what I was looking for.
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Old July 14th, 2016, 08:37 PM
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Lift a front wheel and turn it...that's the trick ive used since discovering it in the shop manual...for the '78 LeCar
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