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Reverse Torx Socket for Flywheel 4.0       #: 1207
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 Posted: Fri Aug 31st, 2018 02:58 am
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Finally having pried the ailing 4.0 from my white truck I wanted to put it on my engine stand to rotate and pull it apart to see what happened to it.

Stand extensions were way too short because that flywheel sticks out so far.

Removing it is impossible since it has some sort of strange inverted torx head bolts.

It is a 98, does anyone know the exact size of that socket so I can buy just one and not a set?



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after 4 very recent R&R's.. @thedemon might have it fresh in his head..



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Undrstm8ed wrote:
after 4 very recent R&R's.. @thedemon might have it fresh in his head..
Ouch. Lol. But true.



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JAMMAN wrote:
Finally having pried the ailing 4.0 from my white truck I wanted to put it on my engine stand to rotate and pull it apart to see what happened to it.

Stand extensions were way too short because that flywheel sticks out so far.

Removing it is impossible since it has some sort of strange inverted torx head bolts.

It is a 98, does anyone know the exact size of that socket so I can buy just one and not a set?

External torx? is it actually 6 point? If so it's probably E12 size.

Have you tried seeing if a 12pt socket fits?



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Not in a hurry, I'll buy the e-12 thank you!



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JAMMAN wrote:
Not in a hurry, I'll buy the e-12 thank you!
I'm not big on buying chinese, but for one time use or never hardly used I don't have a problem.

Harbor Freight has a couple of sets.  You will see these bolts all over a German car btw. 

https://www.harborfreight.com/6-pc-38-in-drive-e-socket-set-68016.html

https://www.harborfreight.com/7-pc-14-in-38-in-drive-impact-e-socket-set-67898.html



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E10 or e12 I cannot remember as I just have a whole set and grabbed the one I needed.
I just did a 5 speed swap last week and rain into this



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OK I own a whole set now, didn't do harbor freight went middle of the road. Thanks guys. I knew they existed but see no reason to use them in this application, simply a way to sell more tools. Like torx and torx plus.

Yes you can torque a plus higher but since a regular won't fit in the bolt if someone isn't aware of the 2 different designations they will grab the next size down regular torx and destroy at least the wrench if not the bolt too.

On the flip side the T+ wrench will fit in the regular torx head but since it only connects on the tips you can strip the wrench and the bolt with little force.

When I bought the set of reverse torx sockets they have pluses also! You would need a house size tool box to store every tool available.



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