Where to get 53 mm Socket, Nut and Washers?

Submitted: Friday, Jul 30, 2004 at 20:48
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Hi,

I need a 53 mm socket (long one with a hole for the axel), nut and washer for my front axel of my 1990 Nissan Patrol. Any ideas where I can find them? I asked Repco but they said they would have to order the socket and it would be 1 trillion dollars or so :-P

Cheers,
reisender
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Reply By: Member- Peter & Mrs Peter, Lez - Friday, Jul 30, 2004 at 20:55

Friday, Jul 30, 2004 at 20:55
You can buy it from a Toyota dealer, probably Nissan too. I get on well with my local tyre dealer, from a customer point of view, and he lent me his 53mm socket. Maybe you can borrow one. Also it was a 1" drive.

Cheers Peter
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Follow Up By: reisender - Friday, Jul 30, 2004 at 20:59

Friday, Jul 30, 2004 at 20:59
I did that but I need it more often then I want so I finally want to add ti to my toolbox :)
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Reply By: Max - Sydney - Friday, Jul 30, 2004 at 20:58

Friday, Jul 30, 2004 at 20:58
Hey Reisender

Don't go into your local mechanic and ask him to do the bearings for you thinking HE will have one. My experience (and that of my Bro in Law in another city) is that the mechanic will use a chisel to undo / do up the nuts. Real accurate, and good for the nuts too.

I ended up buying one from a Toyota dealer (I have a Cruiser) - maybe Nissan's will be cheaper than Tojo's - I seem to remember 90 bucks - but I wasn't going to need it half way up the Canning and have to have it delivered!

Max
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Follow Up By: reisender - Friday, Jul 30, 2004 at 21:02

Friday, Jul 30, 2004 at 21:02
Hehehe...I ended up doing that too twice and now I need new nuts too. Thats why I want the socket and new nuts to have it the nice way. 90 bucks...sounds like the Repco guys price +/- so I might not get it cheaper...one of the tools you need rarely but you dont wanna miss.

Reisender
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Reply By: rock hoper - Friday, Jul 30, 2004 at 21:00

Friday, Jul 30, 2004 at 21:00
i have several s/hand sockets that size .
if your interested in buying one e-mail tuff4by@dodo.com.au
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Follow Up By: reisender - Friday, Jul 30, 2004 at 21:03

Friday, Jul 30, 2004 at 21:03
On the way :)
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Reply By: Member - Pesty (SA) - Friday, Jul 30, 2004 at 21:02

Friday, Jul 30, 2004 at 21:02
I ordered/bought one from my Autopro shop, it is a tube spanner about 4" long and made to do just this job, I carry it as part of my tool kit, as it fits all 4 wheel nuts.
Cost about $45, paid for it self plenty of times over.
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Follow Up By: reisender - Friday, Jul 30, 2004 at 21:05

Friday, Jul 30, 2004 at 21:05
I bet it did...I didnt buy one in the beginning coz I thought I'll never need it again...duhhhh...was I wrong :oP ... so where can I find a shop in brisbane for it?
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Follow Up By: Member - Pesty (SA) - Friday, Jul 30, 2004 at 22:43

Friday, Jul 30, 2004 at 22:43
Sorry mate 30 years since I was in Brissy !
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Follow Up By: reisender - Friday, Jul 30, 2004 at 23:01

Friday, Jul 30, 2004 at 23:01
LoL...no worries
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Reply By: Vinnie - Friday, Jul 30, 2004 at 23:18

Friday, Jul 30, 2004 at 23:18
Off the shelf at Newcastle 4x4 for $25
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Follow Up By: reisender - Saturday, Jul 31, 2004 at 08:50

Saturday, Jul 31, 2004 at 08:50
Too far away :o) but a good info about prices thanks!
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Reply By: mr diamond - Friday, Jul 30, 2004 at 23:46

Friday, Jul 30, 2004 at 23:46
hiya.
i put a post up a while ago for repco who wanted about $50 each for the sockets witch i didnt think was to bad untill i needed a large socket for a diff seal job i had and went to our local truck suplier it cost about $22.
im not sure where you are but find a truck service supplier and give them a try.
how did you go with your vac problem did you sort it out.
if your doing your front wheel bearing there is a certain way to tighten them with pre load ect if you dont have a manual i have all the specs let me know
cheers
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Follow Up By: reisender - Saturday, Jul 31, 2004 at 08:53

Saturday, Jul 31, 2004 at 08:53
Hehe...Thanx for the idea. I had to replace the seal between the hub and axel and exactly tightend this nut a bit too much. I have the manual but a hammer isnt that easy to control thats why I want the socket.
My vaccum prob got solved. The preowner 'fixed' the car and switched two vac hoses coming from the carbi so the vac hose to the advance was the wrong one and only created vac on high revs. Now it works like a charm, runs smoother and takes at least 2 liters less per 100km.

reisender
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Reply By: Kiwi Ray - Saturday, Jul 31, 2004 at 08:29

Saturday, Jul 31, 2004 at 08:29
Hi Reisender
Have you tried the second hand / junk shops or one of the tool traders in the markets?
Ray
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Follow Up By: reisender - Wednesday, Aug 04, 2004 at 12:39

Wednesday, Aug 04, 2004 at 12:39
Good idea...thx
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Reply By: duncs - Saturday, Jul 31, 2004 at 20:26

Saturday, Jul 31, 2004 at 20:26
Hi

I made mine. No I'm not tool makeer by trade.

I got a piece of flat bar about 3/16 and bent it around a spare nut just held it in the vice and hit it with a spanner. Then welded it closed. Welded it to a piece of large box section about 4" long, flat bar across the end and welded a 19mm nut to the top. I just use the 19mm socket form the standard set to drive it. It's as ugly as sin but works a treat. Took about an hour to build, cause I can't weld for peanuts.

If I could have got one for $50 or $22 I would have gone that way.

Duncs
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Follow Up By: reisender - Wednesday, Aug 04, 2004 at 12:38

Wednesday, Aug 04, 2004 at 12:38
Hehehe...I dont think I would be able to create something so useful. I found it for $25 + postage...thats less than the hospital bill I would have to pay in case I would try it your way ;o)
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Reply By: Wazza (Vic) - Monday, Aug 02, 2004 at 10:59

Monday, Aug 02, 2004 at 10:59
http://www.offroadshop.com.au/accessories/tools/

$34.65 delivered for the 54mm (Landcruiser). May do the job of the 53mm you need for the patrol. Ordered last week, just waiting for it to turn up.

Wazza.
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Follow Up By: reisender - Wednesday, Aug 04, 2004 at 12:37

Wednesday, Aug 04, 2004 at 12:37
I found someone to sell a 53mm for $25 + postage...thx for the idea :)
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