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Old 06-22-2022, 03:27 PM   #1
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lets talk specialty sockets.

i have been trying to source locally a socket to take apart the injectors on a cummins/bosch p-pump.
not even my big rig parts shops can get it.
i can find them on amazon with bluepoint/snap on name on them.
but really snap on on amazon?
i dont want to spend 50$ on a single socket and end up with chineseum junk that might get the job done one time and might not?
i know i can run into the snap on or mac tools truck and probably have one at double the price in a week.
has anyone ever bought name brand snap on / mac tool brands from amazon.
the socket i am looking for is a 1/2" drive deep well 32 point socket.
made specifically for removing taking apart the bosch pump injectors.
there is another one that is a 33 point socket but specific to mercedes or bmw?
one of them?
i just find it wierd that i cant find one at any of the medium to big rig parts supplies the normal parts store looks at me wierd when i ask and i can only find them on amazon which i am not a big fan of for quality stuff.
anybody have one laying around they want to get rid of or loan out?
right now i have everything on hand to upgrade the injectors except for that dang socket?
thanks for reading

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Old 06-22-2022, 04:26 PM   #2
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What's the torque setting on them? If it's not ridiculously high Chinese junk might be fine.

Also consider that any brand may well be made in China.
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