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Offline r6boater

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12pt 5mm needed desperately..
« on: January 02, 2014, 06:42:21 pm »
12pt 5mm needed desperately... As in the type that is like an allen but has 12pts instead of just 6 of them....

Advance wants to only sell you the whole kit for 80bucks...

Stinking VW water pump! :banghead

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« Reply #1 on: January 02, 2014, 07:10:09 pm »
I looked but I don't have any 5mm triple square bits.
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Re: 12pt 5mm needed desperately..
« Reply #2 on: January 02, 2014, 07:12:03 pm »
you mean one of these?

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« Reply #3 on: January 02, 2014, 09:10:27 pm »
I looked but I don't have any 5mm triple square bits.


Thanks for checking but it was a six and it promptly stripped out when trying to take out the bolts...

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Re: 12pt 5mm needed desperately..
« Reply #4 on: January 02, 2014, 09:15:47 pm »
most likely gonna be a dealer only part or see if a VW tech has one you can borrow. 

I hate it when they require custom tools, Most likely only ever need it once..
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Re: 12pt 5mm needed desperately..
« Reply #5 on: January 02, 2014, 09:19:27 pm »
most likely gonna be a dealer only part or see if a VW tech has one you can borrow. 

I hate it when they require custom tools, Most likely only ever need it once..
Yep 8,10,and 12 are the only ones I know of I can get.
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Re: 12pt 5mm needed desperately..
« Reply #6 on: January 02, 2014, 10:48:04 pm »
Advance Auto had a set but it didn't help. :banghead

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Re: 12pt 5mm needed desperately..
« Reply #7 on: January 02, 2014, 10:52:20 pm »
From the pic you posted I'd say your down to either trying to get it to turn with a chisel or drilling it out.
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Re: 12pt 5mm needed desperately..
« Reply #8 on: January 03, 2014, 03:04:28 am »
what in the world have you got into. 5mm 12 point ? just that a flat screwdriver & file/grind to fit across to cuts , there can't be that much torgue on a 5mm.
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Re: 12pt 5mm needed desperately..
« Reply #9 on: January 03, 2014, 08:02:50 am »
what in the world have you got into. 5mm 12 point ? just that a flat screwdriver & file/grind to fit across to cuts , there can't be that much torgue on a 5mm.
unless its threaded into an aluminum block.  They love to corrode and stick.. or break.
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Re: 12pt 5mm needed desperately..
« Reply #10 on: January 03, 2014, 11:08:27 am »
will check at work tommor . off today . i do have a set of vw  12 point sockets. working saturdays

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Re: 12pt 5mm needed desperately..
« Reply #11 on: January 03, 2014, 05:42:58 pm »
Ok, guys, thanks for all the repsonses :22

It turns out it was what is called a "Triple Square" bolt...three of them, and of course they all stripped out.  :banghead

I was able to drop the sub-frame of the car the get the motor to drop enough to get a drill on the bolts.  :groan

8 hours later and $1 worth of replacement bolts, the car is back on the road. :happypep

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Re: 12pt 5mm needed desperately..
« Reply #12 on: January 03, 2014, 05:47:24 pm »
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Re: 12pt 5mm needed desperately..
« Reply #13 on: January 03, 2014, 07:18:07 pm »
Wow.  Gotta love engineering genius.  At times I would love to shoot the designers. 
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Re: 12pt 5mm needed desperately..
« Reply #14 on: January 03, 2014, 07:54:08 pm »
Wow.  Gotta love engineering genius.  At times I would love to shoot the designers. 

I've tried to get my company to send the designers out and make them help us set-up a few machines. Told my big boss that if he'd do that then the designers would make **** easier to service.

hasn't happened yet.
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Re: 12pt 5mm needed desperately..
« Reply #15 on: January 03, 2014, 08:12:05 pm »
Funny how manufacturing cost always is the most important.Secondary cost be damed.
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Re: 12pt 5mm needed desperately..
« Reply #16 on: January 03, 2014, 08:28:28 pm »
Funny how manufacturing cost always is the most important.Secondary cost be damed.


to be honest, this is EXACTLY how we wound up with front wheel drive. not that its safer or better, but that its cheaper and easier to manufacture.
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Re: 12pt 5mm needed desperately..
« Reply #17 on: January 03, 2014, 08:55:27 pm »
Yep thats how all the new improved stuff gets here.
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Re: 12pt 5mm needed desperately..
« Reply #18 on: January 05, 2014, 12:03:05 pm »
did have a six mm. but i see you got it.