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ricmey1
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540 Jug Wrench

Post by ricmey1 » Wed Jul 12, 2006 8:41 pm

What do I use to get 2 jugs off of a o540/310 upstack? It looks like a short allen wrench will work, but they are 2 different sizes.
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Post by hmgm123 » Wed Jul 12, 2006 8:49 pm

Go to your local aircraft mechanic and see if he'll order you a set of wrenches I think they run about $150 a set.

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Post by dblj006 » Wed Jul 12, 2006 9:11 pm

Aircraft Spruce had the best price I found...

http://www.aircraftspruce.com/pdf/catalog/Cat06535.pdf

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Post by mwood7800 » Wed Jul 12, 2006 9:29 pm

Be carefull when you use the wrenches, they are all made pretty cheap and will round easy. when they do you can weld in a heat treated bolt head.

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Post by dblj006 » Wed Jul 12, 2006 10:02 pm

That's right. I had to fix the 3/8 one and ended up replacing it.
They worked fine for installation but removal was where I screwed it up.
Those base nuts didn't want to come off.

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Post by Des Moines Boater » Thu Jul 13, 2006 11:13 am

Get the two wrenches from Aircraft Tool Supply. I just got two for my O-320 narrow deck and they cost $35.00 each. They are high quality and will strip out the nut before they round off. It only took two days from placing my order until they were on my door step.

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Post by mwood7800 » Thu Jul 13, 2006 1:25 pm

I have 2 sets from Aircraft Tool Supply that lasted almost as long as the pair from spruce. I was told by jr jurnigan that he could not find any better ones either.

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