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Re: User Error

"You don't use Metric tools on your old Ford[0], [...]"

In general a set of Metric spanners will fit most Imperial hex bolt heads. There are only a few Imperial sizes that are needed for some interpolations. Even then the bolt head or the spanner tolerance - or the bolt head wear - can mean the expected spanner doesn't quite fit. I have several nominal 13mm and 1/2inch spanners which are mix&match against some bolts/nuts.

Apparently LandRover put different size heads and nuts on one bolts' fitting - so you didn't need two spanners of the same Imperial size to adjust it.

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