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I would say the Bahco is the better brand, but 1/4" drive is too small. You'd struggle to gain enough torque without destroying the ratchet, bits or rounding whatever it is you're unfastening.

The halfords 3/8" would be the best compromise. Not bad price either.

I've got a 1/4" halfords advanced set for small fiddly jobs and it's not let me down.

Halfords do a good screwdriver set, and an even better star set.

I'd also invest in a set of 6 point sockets - 6mm through to 24mm. 12 points have their uses, but 6 point will give more torque and less camming out.

Get hold of a few extensions and some reducers, you'll definitely need them
 

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I would say the Bahco is the better brand, but 1/4" drive is too small. You'd struggle to gain enough torque without destroying the ratchet, bits or rounding whatever it is you're unfastening.

The halfords 3/8" would be the best compromise. Not bad price either.

I've got a 1/4" halfords advanced set for small fiddly jobs and it's not let me down.

Halfords do a good screwdriver set, and an even better star set.

I'd also invest in a set of 6 point sockets - 6mm through to 24mm. 12 points have their uses, but 6 point will give more torque and less camming out.

Get hold of a few extensions and some reducers, you'll definitely need them
Thanks...which one wud be sufficient for oil+filter,air filter and spark plugs ?

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Oh, and a decent set of spanners. Again, 6mm - 24mm. Combi are the most useful (open and ring on either end). Some people like ratchet spanners, but for me they're too bulky and you risk the ratchet failing if they're not robust enough

You're much better off paying more for a reputable brand, rather than buying cheap rubbish made from cheese. You'll save money in the long run.
 

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Oh, and a decent set of spanners. Again, 6mm - 24mm. Combi are the most useful (open and ring on either end). Some people like ratchet spanners, but for me they're too bulky and you risk the ratchet failing if they're not robust enough

You're much better off paying more for a reputable brand, rather than buying cheap rubbish made from cheese. You'll save money in the long run.
Thanks any recommendations as i am totally new to all these..halfords i am told are good as they offer lifetime warranty but i do not mind something from amazon !
 

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Yep any of those will do some jobs but even after many years fitting I still had to increase my tool kit....but as a start any of those with a spanner roll set ...screwdriver set......the list is endless so buy as you go and have a nice tool box to store them....or look on egay for someone selling theirs..I might in a few years but you will need a transit to collect them...:rolleyes:
 

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Thanks any recommendations as i am totally new to all these..halfords i am told are good as they offer lifetime warranty but i do not mind something from amazon !
You'll need an oil filter wrench (strap or chain) for the filter, everything else you can tackle with the tools listed.

Spark plugs you'll need a 14mm deep socket or a 14mm spark plug socket.

Rule of thumb - buy sh**, buy twice.

Halfords do honour their guarantee, but only if you abide by the rules and don't misuse tools. I know of people trying to return screwdrivers after they've been used as a makeshift drift and hammered the handle tops. Halfords won't touch them if the tops of a screwdriver has been hammered.

Clarke do a good starter set, with a box, available at Machine Mart.
 

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You'll need an oil filter wrench (strap or chain) for the filter, everything else you can tackle with the tools listed.

Spark plugs you'll need a 14mm deep socket or a 14mm spark plug socket.

Rule of thumb - buy sh**, buy twice.

Halfords do honour their guarantee, but only if you abide by the rules and don't misuse tools. I know of people trying to return screwdrivers after they've been used as a makeshift drift and hammered the handle tops. Halfords won't touch them if the tops of a screwdriver has been hammered.

Clarke do a good starter set, with a box, available at Machine Mart.
3 x 3/8" Spark Plug Socket: 10, 12, 14mm

Will these cover the spark plugs ?
 

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unless the 14mm is a deep socket (at least 2" long), then it won't work on the plugs.

It's better and more economical to get a full range of sockets, but 8mm, 10mm, 13mm, 17mm are the most popular sizes.
Thanks sump is 21mm i think ? Will get a air filter wrench..

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