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      10-13-2017, 07:45 PM   #332
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Originally Posted by NorthernDancer View Post
I want to do trans & diff soon. This DIY is a fabulous help. One issue is access to trans filler plug. I think OP said low profile tool needed. My 8mm hex socket is 1/2 inch drive and 2 1/8 inch long. Its got vice grip marks on the body so obviously I've used it before in a tight situation. With my 1/2 inch breaker bar on the socket, I'm now at 3 inches. Will report after I do the work on exactly how things work out, ie: how much clearance we have to access the fill plug.
FWIW on an N54 1M, a regular 3/8" 8mm hex bit socket fit without any need for low profile tool modifications.