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The thread for Calvin's transmission removal got me thinking maybe we should get a list together of the "special" types of tools used for various things on the Opel to save time and agrivation. I'll start out with the first few:

-15mm wrench bent 90 degrees 1" from both ends to form a "Z" or cut in half to make 2 super-stubby wrenches. Used for tranny to bell-housing bolts.

-15mm wrench taken to the grinder so it is 3/16 thick. Used for flex-plate to torque converter bolts.

-15mm impact swivel socket. Especially useful with 3' of extensions for the top two bell-housing to engine bolts, with 1' of extension for lower starter bolt and intake/ exhaust manifold bolts.

-13mm impact swivel socket. Truely the best tool with 2' of extension, for the exhaust manifold to head pipe bolts. Get the 3/8" drive, the extensioun can usually be pushed between the down tubes, then the socket put on for the center rear bolt. Also, with 1' of extension makes the distributor hold down bolt a snap.

Feel free to add, like just what size is the crank bolt, really, and is there a good way to get to the bottom water pump bolt?
 

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Mine is a 19mm combo wrench, heated in the middle, and bent at 90 degrees. A suiteable piece of threaded rod to fit inside the boxed end of the wrench, with a nut on each side, to lock the threaded rod in place as a handle. This tool is used to remove/install the oil pressure sender from the GT and Manta Rallye.
 

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That's commonly called a 'crowfoot' :p - open end wrench with a 3/8" square drive hole on a short stub for an extension and ratchet wrench.
 

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theres already a thread on tools needed for our cars, i dont remember what its called, but its pretty lengthy, 2-3 pages i believe.
 
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