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Old 09-16-2013, 07:40 AM   #1
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anyone able to lend a 48mm socket and breaker? Chicagoland

I thought I had a well stocked garage, air tools, 1/2 dirves up to 36 MM, and then I get to replacing the Hub after breaking off two frozen lug bolts (Tire was not removed for 4 years...(I am guilty of not bleeding brakes every two years, last done in 2009 ish)

So I have another post for Hub questions, but what I am looking for is the BMW 48MM Hub tool and 3/4 breaker. I will source these if needed, but would think this forum normally resourceful so I am asking. I will pay for the stuff and then ship back, or if local, will pick up and leave deposit. I just need the socket, I can get the 3/4 breaker bar.

I have checked most the local auto parts stores and 48 MM sockets are not in the loner programs. I have also heard some of the impact sockets will not work due to size.

Any suggestions?
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Old 10-19-2013, 09:42 PM   #2
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Re: anyone able to lend a 48mm socket and breaker? Chicagoland

Um. If you're talking about the axle nut under the dust cap, its actually a 46mm socket needed. Check sears or a harbor freight store if u have them around there. A 1-13/16 inch socket is the same size. Thats what I had to use. Rears are 36mm

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