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1995 Vandura Toolset
#779128 July 18th 2021 8:16 am
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Dear folks,

we recently acquired a '95 Vandura, and I was wondering if I should get a metric or imperial toolkit for on-the-road.
Also, since the fuel pump for the TBI is inside the gas tank, would it be wise to carry a spare electric?

Thanks in advance.

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I always get the Stanley socket sets in the plastic case for all my vehicles. They have standard and metric. Opt for one with deep well sockets too if you can.

A spare fuel pump isn't a bad idea, small enough to not take up too much room. Belts, coolant, oil would be my top three.


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I forgot to add that GM did switch to metric fasteners sometime around 1978 though, just FYI.


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Fuel pump change is not really a side of the road job unless you have an access panel over the tank.

I typically carry a belt, alternator, brake fluid, tire pump, a small trolley jack and now I bring an electric impact wrench with me. Usually some water and coolant too. Oh, and some bailing wire or other small wire.

1995 is one of the last years where pretty well all the bolts are standard although I have run into some metric in the dash stuff, or it may just be 10mm also fits. You will want some Torx bits or drivers in that kit though.


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Originally Posted by pontiac59
1995 is one of the last years where pretty well all the bolts are standard although I have run into some metric in the dash stuff, or it may just be 10mm also fits. You will want some Torx bits or drivers in that kit though.

I could have sworn I read an article somewhere not long ago about GM switching to metric around 1978. I remember it saying the Chevette was one of the first models for the switchover. Maybe you were using standard wrenches that fit on the metric bolts, I do that some too?


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namezero111111 #779345 July 23rd 2021 11:14 am
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My 1985 G20 has both metric and SAE hardware on it.. Never know what you're going to find lol


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Originally Posted by tuner4life
My 1985 G20 has both metric and SAE hardware on it.. Never know what you're going to find lol

Another mystery!
A mechanic here told me that on American made cars and foreign made cars, that use metric fasteners, one uses odd metric sizes and one uses even. I can't remember which is which though. Doph!


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My 1985 G20 has both metric and SAE hardware on it.. Never know what you're going to find lol

Another mystery!
A mechanic here told me that on American made cars and foreign made cars, that use metric fasteners, one uses odd metric sizes and one uses even. I can't remember which is which though. Doph!

Interesting. I have worked on foreign cars with odd and domestic with even, never heard of/noticed that though.

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I don't think that's true as 13mm is very close to 1/2" so is used widely on every vehicle I've had american/italian/british/korean/japanese.


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I thought it was common knowledge that 80s and 90s era GM vehicles used mixed fasteners.


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