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Old 01-11-2012, 09:03 AM
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Just to keep things interesting, my US made Buell has a mix of SAE and metric. One never knows what one may run into doing service!

I suppose it was one more thing that pissed off the Hardley Makitson shops that had to carry Buell... except the Hardleys started showing up with the same issue! (The Japanese make better suspension and instrumentation...)
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My Bronco is a mix of metric and SAE as well as some 12 point and some 6 point. A bit of pain because I don't have them all figured out so I often need to go back to the box to get the right one.
One reason why I drive a Toyota. I could have gotten a Chevy truck instead of my Tundra (and I thought about it), but even with the small brakes (that have now been upgraded) and small engine, at least I know that I only need 6 sizes of wrenches and sockets to take the thing apart!
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My Bronco is a mix of metric and SAE as well as some 12 point and some 6 point. A bit of pain because I don't have them all figured out so I often need to go back to the box to get the right one.
12 point bolt heads? So they look like this?
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The drain plug on the rear diff of my wife's car (Honda) is a 1/2" square hole. Spec says to insert a 1/2" drive socket extension and turn. Weird....
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12 point bolt heads? So they look like this?
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The drain plug on the rear diff of my wife's car (Honda) is a 1/2" square hole. Spec says to insert a 1/2" drive socket extension and turn. Weird....
Greatest idea in the history of ever in my opinion. My Honda Ridgeline has the same setup. Changing the magical diff fluid is easier than changing the oil.

I'd like to find some plugs like that to replace the drain and fill plugs in the 40.
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I have yet to come across a standard bolt/nut on my Dodge, not that I have torn it all apart. The funny thing is that you think it is an U.S. made truck when it is either build in MX or Canada. I do like the fact that you only need 6 sizes for a Toy vs all kinds of odd sizes on my Dodge (13mm)

BTW you can now buy a socket set at Sears that does 6,8 and 12 point bolts. I think those are all the sizes.
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Greatest idea in the history of ever in my opinion. My Honda Ridgeline has the same setup. Changing the magical diff fluid is easier than changing the oil.

I'd like to find some plugs like that to replace the drain and fill plugs in the 40.
Toyota makes allen drain plugs that are the same size as you need (for drain AND fill). I replaced all mine. Mucho easier.
Marlin stocks them, or you can probably talk to Stevenson and they would know the P/N.
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10mm allen plug short magnet
90341-18021

10mm allen plug long magnet
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Toyota makes allen drain plugs that are the same size as you need (for drain AND fill). I replaced all mine. Mucho easier.
Marlin stocks them, or you can probably talk to Stevenson and they would know the P/N.
What I use/used.

Drain (magnetic) plug: 90341‑18021
Fill (non-magnetic) plug: 90341-18016

O-ring for aluminum: 90430-18008 (O-ring is a Toyotaism, it's the flat metal washer)
Crush gasket for steel: 12157-10010
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Toyota makes allen drain plugs that are the same size as you need (for drain AND fill). I replaced all mine. Mucho easier.
Marlin stocks them, or you can probably talk to Stevenson and they would know the P/N.
Allen != square

I always have the right size socket extension laying around...allen wrench not always the case.
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