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04 Aug 2012 15:03 #9956 by denhamfly
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What socket do you need to remove the bolts on the flywheel?

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04 Aug 2012 15:43 #9957 by Kiln_Red
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Are you talking about the Allen bolts or the hex bolts? I think the hex bolts are 13mm and the Allens are 8mm IIRC.

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04 Aug 2012 19:07 #9958 by srshaw3
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What socket do you need to remove the bolts on the flywheel?


I am thinking they are a funky socket, like a 12 pt?
Do they really look different?

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04 Aug 2012 23:55 #9961 by xstepson
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Locally we call them "triple square".
They have a designation like XZM or something like that.
DO NOT use an allen wrench to try to get them out. Bad things happen if you are unsuccessful when using an allen wrench.

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05 Aug 2012 07:10 #9963 by srshaw3
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Ah "triple square" that brings back memories. For some reason I had the one right scoket I needed to do it when I needed to. Do you know the size he needs?

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05 Aug 2012 10:35 #9964 by denhamfly
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Special 12 point allen, had it at auto zone set of 4 $13.00.

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05 Aug 2012 22:29 #9968 by 928mac
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here is a picture and its technical name I thought was a torx bit but these are a bit different

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05 Aug 2012 23:45 #9971 by xstepson
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That's the ones, Brad. Torx are different than Triple Squares.

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06 Aug 2012 10:24 #9977 by denhamfly
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I need it Saturday so bought cheap set got the job done, but will; get a good set.

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16 Aug 2012 08:38 #10201 by wallyp
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The XZN (triple-square) fasteners sneak up on you. They are also on the door check fasteners, and on some of the camshaft fasteners, if I remember correctly. Well worth having a good set of the sockets in the tool box. Do some research, and get a good set. Amazon has them, so does Walmart on-line and eBay.

Wally Plumley
928 Specialists
www.928gt.com

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16 Aug 2012 12:15 #10215 by N2O-928
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Just a side note, the flywheel replacement bolts are $5.00 each, so tyy not to bugger them up ;)

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17 Aug 2012 03:21 #10228 by 928mac
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As a mechanic I have tried many brands and then you migrate up to a professional tool like Snap-on, but for torx bits and those like them the snap-on brand is to brittle and I broke many until the Mac tool guy handed me one after we went through every one in the shop. It took it out and many after.

so for those style of bolt heads I use a Mac tool. my 2 cents

Brad

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17 Aug 2012 07:21 #10236 by wallyp
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Agreed. There are some tools where a Harbor Freight special is OK, there are some where Craftsman is OK, and there are a few where Proto, SnapOn or Mac is the way to go.

One example is a flare wrench, used to remove/install plumbing fitting on the car. I used Craftsman for years, tried Harbor Freight metrics and tossed them, finally found some Mac wrenches on Craigslist - a world of difference...

Of course, there are also industrial/professional brands of tools that most folks never see such as Williams, Superwrench, etc.

Wally Plumley
928 Specialists
www.928gt.com

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17 Aug 2012 07:34 #10237 by Kiln_Red
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As a 2nd generation body & paint guy, I followed in my dad's footsteps and proudly own Snapon tools for the better part of my collection. I also own a lot of SK stuff and I can not say enough good about either tool maker. A professional tool is a necessity for what I do, and my God, I can not imagine being without them when wrenching on my 928!!!

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