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Old 10-29-2005, 05:02 PM   #1
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Default Torx Head Bolts - Socket Size?

Yeah so I thought I read somewhere that it was E12, so I bought such a socket from ebay, and I tried fitting it over one of my new Torx bolts and it seems slightly too snug - it doesn't fit. So I'm guessing instead, I need to order an E13 or E14. Anybody know which it is? Thank you!
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Old 10-29-2005, 05:44 PM   #2
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With my new box of GOETZE bolts next to me, the E14 socket seems to fit the best. The E16 could work but it's a little more lose. I don't have an E15 and will probably use the E14.
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Old 10-29-2005, 05:56 PM   #3
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Sweet, thanks! If only I had more money, all of this crap wouldn't be necessary. I'd just get the coolest tool set I could find and I'd never have to look for more tools. Well, almost never. Thanks again.
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Old 10-29-2005, 07:24 PM   #4
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10 point socket fits fine too.
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Old 10-29-2005, 10:54 PM   #5
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Hmm... Forgive me but I've never even heard of a 10-point. Only 6's and 12's... Anyone have a link, just out of curiosity?
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I did my head bolts today. That last 90 degrees is a real bitch. I broke the gears inside my crappy ratchet in trying to do the last stage. You'll need to put a pipe on your ratchet for extra leverage to get that last 90 degrees. It's really tough! I personally would opt for the torx socket. I wouldn't want to round out the bolt because of incorrect socket.
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Good advice, I'll take it to heart.
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The socket is usually e12, but it sounds as if e14 is also possible.

Use a torque wrench for the first round, and then a breaker bar for the 90 degree turns. A hinged breaker bar makes it easy to get exactly 90 degrees by lining up the edges.
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