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post #1 of 8 Old Feb 9th, 2009, 10:34 pm Thread Starter
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What size micrometer for buckets?

I'll need to get a micrometer tomorrow. Is a 1" big enough or should I get a 2"?

I guess bigger is always better...

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I'll need to get a micrometer tomorrow. Is a 1" big enough or should I get a 2"?

I guess bigger is always better...
1" but why bother. Sizes are marked inside the bucket. You always go one size thinner than you had.

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1" but why bother. Sizes are marked inside the bucket. You always go one size thinner than you had.

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I was going by the formula in the manual which calls for measuring the existing bucket to make sure it is still the size listed.

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I was going by the formula in the manual which calls for measuring the existing bucket to make sure it is still the size listed.
ok, I used to mike them too. Waste of time.

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+1 on no need to measure them. Other than your own curiosity. I have never heard of anyone who detected any measurable wear on the buckets.

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ok, I used to mike them too. Waste of time.

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Re: What size micrometer for buckets?

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I was going by the formula in the manual which calls for measuring the existing bucket to make sure it is still the size listed.
What manual is this in? I have the BMW service manual, and never saw that.

I cannot imagine one wearing measurably, if so, it would probably look bad enough to be replaced in any case.

If you do want to measure them, you have to use a 1" micrometer. The portion you are measuring is only in the 2.8 MM range (around 1/8"), so a larger micrometer will not do it.

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Re: What size micrometer for buckets?

Joe,
like Dave said you will need a 0-1" micrometer or 0-25mm if in metric. I have measured every shim taken out and all of the new shims going in. Some of the originals on both 02's I have worked on where very hard to read. Measuring them gives me a little peace of mind knowing that I am reading them correctly and they are also marked correctly.

NOTE: I have not found any mismarked yet out.

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What Manual............?

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