06-06-2014, 07:32 PM #1
Stripped Torx? You need this in your toolbox!
Removing the exhaust manifold on a 2012 PX last night and managed to strip one of the E8 torx. By the time I got done trying to get it out it was completely rounded off. Came across a post on the forum about the Craftsman bolt out tool. I'm sure alot of you guys have heard of this, but I never have and have been working on 4tecs for 10 years. Anybody that wrenches on their 4tec should know about these little pieces of metal heaven. Popped the #1 on the stripped E8 and with one hand the sucker came out like butter. I feel like I have lived a sheltered life never having heard of these . Hopefully this helps some folks!
Last edited by MPower; 06-07-2014 at 08:30 AM.
06-07-2014, 06:51 AM #2
Good find, how about the link to save guys searching for it?
06-07-2014, 07:24 AM #3
06-07-2014, 08:31 AM #4
06-07-2014, 08:33 AM #5
By the way this style is especially good for the exhaust manifold bolts, its thin and has a built in extension so it can go directly into a 1/4" socket. Just enough clearance to get past the manifold so it leaves you as much room as possible for your hands and to turn the ratchet.
06-07-2014, 09:07 AM #6
06-07-2014, 09:07 AM #7
Awesome!!!! i fuc..ing hate those manifold bolts!!
06-07-2014, 09:39 AM #8
Another outstanding post! Thanks for the tool tip!
06-08-2014, 08:42 AM #9
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@ MPower - Don't forget to update the forum on how the tool performs.
I think we should collectively pool all our screwed up Torx, melt them down and sculpt them in to a suitable statue for BRP to have in their reception area.
Anyone think of a suitable sculpture?
06-08-2014, 08:49 PM #10
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