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Old 11-06-2019, 05:47 PM
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My 0.5mm allen wrench has disappeared. Dang! Anyone have source for those little devils?

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Old 11-06-2019, 05:51 PM
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0.5mm

What's that small ? The smallest I can find is 0.71mm
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Old 11-06-2019, 05:54 PM
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The Rotax carb idle stop uses a 0.5mm Allen wrench.
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Old 11-06-2019, 07:03 PM
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I got this: Wiha 35393 5 Piece Mini L-Key Short Hex SAE Set on AMAZON. As I recall the throttle cable idle limit hex screw is 0.050 inches.
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Old 11-06-2019, 08:01 PM
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.050 inch is 1.25mm, which is a fairly common size. Think little electronic stuff.
A .5 mm would be .020". Wouldn't want to be very tight
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Old 11-09-2019, 06:45 AM
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I replaced the allen screws with Philips head screws, I couldn't get them tight, my allen wrench would round them out...take the stop fitting to a hardware store and find a suitable screw that fits, should be no problem, I went to a True Value store.
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Old 11-09-2019, 07:34 PM
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Have you tried Harbor Freight or Amazon?
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Old 11-10-2019, 06:06 AM
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I replaced the allen screws with Philips head screws, I couldn't get them tight, my allen wrench would round them out...take the stop fitting to a hardware store and find a suitable screw that fits, should be no problem, I went to a True Value store.
Not trying to start a war here but you must have been using a standard Allen wrench in a metric Allen screw if a Phillips head worked better for you.
A properly sized wrench should stay in a socket all by it's self upside down and not fall out of the socket.
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Old 11-10-2019, 11:17 AM
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I was using a .050 allen per Vans M/M...could be the metric version would fit better but I do like the screws.
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