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46mm (right?) for wheel hub nut
 

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That would be a 32 for the fan. I suppose one could use a 36 for the filter, but why.

I'd pay to see someone get a 46mm "wrench" onto a wheel hub but.
 

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OP - my advice is to get a set of (preferably) 6-point metric box-end wrenches up to 21 or 22mm, and then get one-off sockets/wrenches for specific needs (oil filter, fan clutch, etc.) as needed.

a ratcheting set of metric wrenches is also nice as a second purchase, but you don't need to go up to 22mm

BTW - If you or anyone else is building a long-term tool set, a set of Metrinch sockets (combo metric/sae) is worth its weight in gold when dealing with rusty, rounded, or stripped bolts .
 

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That would be a 32 for the fan. I suppose one could use a 36 for the filter, but why.

I'd pay to see someone get a 46mm "wrench" onto a wheel hub but.
I bought a 6 point socket for the filter cap. Cap was almost pristine when I sold the car. No, I am not OCD, just finicky. Hrrrumpf.
 

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36mm for rear hub nuts- 32 in front? I forgets.

I 3d printed a socket for the oil filter cap- but then, forgot, and left
it sitting on there when the engine was hot. That didn't go so well.
Now I use the 3/4" drive socket and breaker bar.

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Naw, he's talking 25 Nm for the torque on the cap.

Which is a silly German confabulation, because the cap
just needs to be seated, not torqued. The o- ring does all the work, on that one.

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calibrated torque hands.
 

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Naw, he's talking 25 Nm for the torque on the cap.

Which is a silly German confabulation, because the cap
just needs to be seated, not torqued. The o- ring does all the work, on that one.

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calibrated torque hands.
You're not wrong, however I prefer to seat it.
I can't tell you how many times we see Chinese oil filters with undersized O Rings that leak.
Nevermind holding the cap in place.
 

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Naw, he's talking 25 Nm for the torque on the cap.

Which is a silly German confabulation, because the cap
just needs to be seated, not torqued. The o- ring does all the work, on that one.

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Yes on the Nm. But it should have been ft lbs. Now corrected.

But if there is a torque spec then it should be applied. It's just good practice. In this case it's only plastic
so advisable imo.
 

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There's a specification for everything!!!!

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Stripped threads are better than no threads. o_O
 
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