Recent Topics
Fords new 2.7 vs Chevy 5.3 vs Dodge 3.0 Diesel
by mcrn
Yesterday at 11:50 PM
Suggested Oil/Filter Combination?
by G_Dub
Yesterday at 11:27 PM
I Am Selling My Engine Shop We Made The Deal Today
by crazyoildude
Yesterday at 11:02 PM
Oil ingredients displayed on back of bottles.
by Hoofhearted
Yesterday at 10:52 PM
Mobil 1 EP Oil Filters
by lukejo
Yesterday at 10:38 PM
2004 2500hd rear diff oil
by Alltherage
Yesterday at 10:24 PM
This is what hapens when your wife picks the color
by Chris142
Yesterday at 10:10 PM
Purolator's Lack of Communication. Contacts.
by nobb
Yesterday at 09:40 PM
Harley-Davidson Oil Capacities
by SwedishRider
Yesterday at 09:21 PM
pinging on hot days w/AC on, premium grade?
by tacoguy714
Yesterday at 09:20 PM
quality filter for 07 3.0 duratec
by 1990LTD
Yesterday at 08:20 PM
oil for my '15 6.7 Powerstroke
by littleboss
Yesterday at 08:18 PM
Newest Members
QuickLubeRich, G_Dub, Adamr955, Hudson, Bleekeller
50718 Registered Users
Who's Online
52 registered (andrewg, abycat, 2010_FX4, andyd, 901Memphis, Andy636, 4 invisible), 1208 Guests and 233 Spiders online.
Key: Admin, Global Mod, Mod
Forum Stats
50718 Members
64 Forums
216667 Topics
3409711 Posts

Max Online: 2862 @ 07/07/14 03:10 PM
Donate to BITOG

Page 1 of 2 1 2 >
Topic Options
#2993198 - 05/04/13 07:10 PM Most common socket size and screws on 2007 MDX
cadfaeltex Offline


Registered: 11/19/09
Posts: 571
Loc: KS
Wanting to fill out out my tool kit. What are the most common socket sizes and screw heads used in my wife's 2007 Acura MDX? Any other tools you can suggest?

Bonus Question: Same question for my 1994 Jaguar XJS 4.0L. A little obscure but I already asked on the Jag sites wink

Top
#2993204 - 05/04/13 07:18 PM Re: Most common socket size and screws on 2007 MDX [Re: cadfaeltex]
dishdude Offline


Registered: 11/14/08
Posts: 3213
Loc: Phoenix
You can probably take the entire Acura apart with a 10mm socket.

Top
#2993212 - 05/04/13 07:25 PM Re: Most common socket size and screws on 2007 MDX [Re: dishdude]
rjundi Offline


Registered: 03/16/04
Posts: 5976
Loc: New England
Originally Posted By: dishdude
You can probably take the entire Acura apart with a 10mm socket.


As a 3x Honda owner now on Acura MDX 07 also so true. I own a small set of tools but 10mm seems to be heavily used.

Top
#2993217 - 05/04/13 07:32 PM Re: Most common socket size and screws on 2007 MDX [Re: cadfaeltex]
Chris142 Offline


Registered: 06/05/03
Posts: 11051
Loc: apple valley, ca
8,10,12,14,17,19mm
_________________________
02 Jeep Wrangler super-s 10/30
87 F250 Diesel Delo 15w40
04 Tahoe STHM 10w30
Z400 napa 15w50
KLR250 Maxima 10w40
Polaris Trailblazer delo 5w40

Top
#2993219 - 05/04/13 07:35 PM Re: Most common socket size and screws on 2007 MDX [Re: cadfaeltex]
NHGUY Offline


Registered: 10/09/11
Posts: 3241
Loc: USA
13mm has to be popular.Thats usually the head size of an 8mm bolt.

Top
#2993232 - 05/04/13 07:50 PM Re: Most common socket size and screws on 2007 MDX [Re: cadfaeltex]
Quest Offline


Registered: 12/19/04
Posts: 6260
Loc: beaver land EH?
of all the metric sockets/wrenches I'ved use in servicing imported automobiles, never in my life would I have to use 13mm for once.

the most bizarre thing is, when you buy wrench/socket set, many a times the cheeper ones only come with 13mm, but seldom with 14 mm (which gets used regularly in servicing Japanese automobiles)....

my take 10mm, 12mm, 14mm, 15mm, 17mm, 19mm.

8mm mostly on brake bleeding nipples. And sometimes, you may need 21mm or 22mm.

Q.
_________________________
"Internet discussion boards act as echo chambers for conspiracy dittoheads" A.Allen

Top
#2993251 - 05/04/13 08:00 PM Re: Most common socket size and screws on 2007 MDX [Re: Chris142]
The Critic Offline


Registered: 08/30/04
Posts: 17541
Loc: Walnut Creek, CA
Originally Posted By: Chris142
8,10,12,14,17,19mm


+1

I think some of the newest Honda SUVs now use 22mm for the lug nuts.

Top
#2993281 - 05/04/13 08:30 PM Re: Most common socket size and screws on 2007 MDX [Re: cadfaeltex]
eljefino Offline


Registered: 06/15/03
Posts: 23502
Loc: ME
22mm is very close to 7/8, a common lug nut size.

Bolt heads are not so closely associated with the threaded part's diameters. Seems like they like to cheat from the standard and make them 1 or 2mm smaller for some reason, presumably production related but possibly just lightening/ cheapening.

For a while I suffered without a 15mm impact socket, my set went 14 to 16. Some wrench sets skip 18mm for some reason as well. If you can wait for after Father's Day there'll be great clearance sets at Depot/Lowes.

Top
#2993320 - 05/04/13 09:17 PM Re: Most common socket size and screws on 2007 MDX [Re: cadfaeltex]
crazyoildude Offline


Registered: 07/23/08
Posts: 5162
Loc: new jersey
10mm

Top
#2993677 - 05/05/13 10:26 AM Re: Most common socket size and screws on 2007 MDX [Re: Quest]
JC1 Offline


Registered: 11/29/08
Posts: 611
Loc: Oshawa, Ontario Canada
Originally Posted By: Quest
of all the metric sockets/wrenches I'ved use in servicing imported automobiles, never in my life would I have to use 13mm for once.

the most bizarre thing is, when you buy wrench/socket set, many a times the cheeper ones only come with 13mm, but seldom with 14 mm (which gets used regularly in servicing Japanese automobiles)....

my take 10mm, 12mm, 14mm, 15mm, 17mm, 19mm.

8mm mostly on brake bleeding nipples. And sometimes, you may need 21mm or 22mm.

Q.


+1 for these. If you are just doing basic maintenance 10mm will cover the small stuff. Anything with Brake work or work on the engine will be larger sized fasteners. For Japanese cars its best to have 8 mm sockets all the way up to 24 mm if you are doing timing belts etc. I've also invested in a set of gear wrenches which are a necessity when doing work on the engine with very minimal clearance.

Regards, JC.

Top
#2993681 - 05/05/13 10:30 AM Re: Most common socket size and screws on 2007 MDX [Re: cadfaeltex]
stephen9666 Offline


Registered: 12/08/06
Posts: 2427
Loc: USA
Just get a complete set from 8-19 and you'll be covered for almost any vehicle. You can add the larger sizes if/when you need them.

The Craftsman mechanic's tool sets are still USA made and are by far the best bargain in sockets. Many of them will include the larger sizes, too.

Top
#2994280 - 05/06/13 01:37 AM Re: Most common socket size and screws on 2007 MDX [Re: cadfaeltex]
ajchien Offline


Registered: 03/22/08
Posts: 433
Loc: los angeles
Bolts:

5.5,8,10,12,14,17,19 on the stock honda/acura car.

13 and 18 are seen on accessories ... Like side steps and running boards etc.

Screws:

Phillips #2 and #3
JIS #2 and #3



Edited by ajchien (05/06/13 01:39 AM)

Top
#2994291 - 05/06/13 03:03 AM Re: Most common socket size and screws on 2007 MDX [Re: cadfaeltex]
cadfaeltex Offline


Registered: 11/19/09
Posts: 571
Loc: KS
AJChien, you bring up something I thought was not there -- JIS screws. So are they still used? I had been led to believe they had been phased out in the 80's or 90's.

Top
#2994595 - 05/06/13 12:30 PM Re: Most common socket size and screws on 2007 MDX [Re: cadfaeltex]
ajchien Offline


Registered: 03/22/08
Posts: 433
Loc: los angeles
As far as I know, JIS screws are still being used. I'm still seeing them scattered all over the place.


However. There are many screwdrivers now that are no longer marked or advertised as JIS, because many "exceed JIS" specifications. It's hard to know which manufacturers "exceed JIS" and which are regular Phillips. Really annoying.
Total pain in the butt if you're a bit compulsive about using the right screwdrivers.

Top
#2994606 - 05/06/13 12:42 PM Re: Most common socket size and screws on 2007 MDX [Re: cadfaeltex]
cadfaeltex Offline


Registered: 11/19/09
Posts: 571
Loc: KS
Having a car full of Pozidriv (and torx) I've become compulsive lol. Found a set of JIS Vessel screwdrivers I might get. They have a set of 'impact' screwdrivers that act like a impact driver that look pretty cool as well.

Top
Page 1 of 2 1 2 >