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Re: Rear Diff Oil Seal Replacement Questions

> > It sure would be fun to strip those bolts.  I know we had this thread a
> > while ago, but where could one purchase an infamous "triple square" bit?
> > -Jeff
> > Oozing 95 A6Q
> > 
> > From: Todd Young [mailto:tyoung@wamnet.com]
> > "Levis-Fithian, Jeff E" wrote:
> > 
> > > 2.  The 6 bolts that hold the drive axle to the flanged shaft 
> > >     look like torx bolts.  ETKA says they are BM10x48x26 size 
> > >     w/ polygon head.  What size torx socket do I need to get 
> > >     for these?
> > 
> > I don't think they are Torx, I'm willing to bet they are
> > "triple square". Use a Torx bit and you will probably round them out.

They are almost certainly what you are calling "triple square", and
what I've called 12 point allen wrenches.  I'm certain both Porsche
and VW use 12 point allens on CV joint bolts; I've taken enough of them
off and on over the years, I've no question at all.  

Any good Auto parts shop, or tool vendor will have 12 point allen sockets,
you ought to get 6mm, 8mm, 10mm, and 12mm while you are at it.  You will
likely find things like door hinge bolts also take these wrenches.

    - Charlie

Charlie Smith   charlie@elektro.cmhnet.org  614-471-1418  
 http://elektro.cmhnet.org/~charlie/  Columbus Ohio   USA

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