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Old June 18th, 2008, 10:33 AM   #1
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Is using a 12pt socket on a E-torx a bad idea?

I need a e-18 and e-20 to do my next thing
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Old June 18th, 2008, 01:53 PM   #2
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Yes bad. Go to Sears and buy the correct tool for the job.
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Old June 18th, 2008, 02:30 PM   #3
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Probably not the best idea.
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Old June 18th, 2008, 02:46 PM   #4
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You could lucky and it might work. But it'll suck if it doesn't.
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Old June 19th, 2008, 09:34 AM   #5
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Just about everybody does this on factory unit bearing bolts with a 13mm 12-point. It really depends on how tight a fit your 12-point socket is going to be (tap/beat it on with a hammer?). You're dealing with bigger shit than the unit bearing bolts, so there's more meat for the socket to grab, too.

Like JohnnyJ said - the potential suck factor can be high. What exactly are you wrenching on?
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Old June 21st, 2008, 04:37 PM   #6
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Just about everybody does this on factory unit bearing bolts with a 13mm 12-point. It really depends on how tight a fit your 12-point socket is going to be (tap/beat it on with a hammer?). You're dealing with bigger shit than the unit bearing bolts, so there's more meat for the socket to grab, too.

Like JohnnyJ said - the potential suck factor can be high. What exactly are you wrenching on?
I thought that the unit bearing bolts really were 12pt 13mm??
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Old June 21st, 2008, 06:46 PM   #7
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I thought that the unit bearing bolts really were 12pt 13mm??
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Old June 22nd, 2008, 12:58 AM   #8
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I thought that the unit bearing bolts really were 12pt 13mm??
Okay, isn't that what I said?
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Old June 22nd, 2008, 11:22 AM   #9
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Okay, isn't that what I said?
Well when u said just about everyone does this with hub bearings, i thought u meant that they beat the wrong socket on there, being a 12pt.
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Old June 22nd, 2008, 01:40 PM   #10
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I think PP meant to say the 2 top bolts of an ax15... yeah that's it
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Old June 22nd, 2008, 03:15 PM   #11
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I was referring to whatever he was actually going to be working on (not the unit bearing bolts), in case a standard size or the next metric down could he put on to get more grip.
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Im pulling the wheel bearing unit out of my saab. I bought the e18 for the bearing but i could not find the e20 for the bolts holding my calipers. I might just take it to ken because by the time i get the right tools my bearing might just seize. Also the price for 2 etorx a gear puller and a 32mm socket is almost what it would cost me to get the job done right.
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Im pulling the wheel bearing unit out of my saab. I bought the e18 for the bearing but i could not find the e20 for the bolts holding my calipers. I might just take it to ken because by the time i get the right tools my bearing might just seize. Also the price for 2 etorx a gear puller and a 32mm socket is almost what it would cost me to get the job done right.
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Im pulling the wheel bearing unit out of my saab. I bought the e18 for the bearing but i could not find the e20 for the bolts holding my calipers. I might just take it to ken because by the time i get the right tools my bearing might just seize. Also the price for 2 etorx a gear puller and a 32mm socket is almost what it would cost me to get the job done right.
Do like I do. Buy the tools and still take it to Ken.
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Old June 24th, 2008, 03:37 PM   #15
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vice grip them out, then replace with normal bolts.

last time i did brakes on a saab, I couldn't find the e20 anywhere by itself, only came in large expensive kits.
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The NAPA I am currently standing in has single 1/2" drive E20 sockets hanging on the rack.
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Old June 24th, 2008, 05:42 PM   #17
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get a normal phone and not be on the internet
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Damnit PP, quit thinking about threads on greatlakes, and posting up immediately to try and help someone out. We all hate you and your "abnormal" phone.

Wheelingmachine, why do you care what kind of phone he uses?:tonka:
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He must be in a different time zone. Either tat or he got in the door before they locked it.
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