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ed
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Registered: 10th Sep 03
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10th Sep 04 at 16:13   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

What kind of bolt holds the head on to a 20XE? I was tol Torx, it says spline drive in the Haynes manual for the Cavalier, but I have just bought a Torx and Spline drive set - they difinately wont fit! It looks more like a standard bolt head than anything else, just none of my sockets will grip...
myke
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10th Sep 04 at 16:30   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

mine were torx on the cally engine.
you sure the socket is going down far enough?

i couldn't even get a 1/2" drive socket down the bolt hole to reach.
had to use a 3/8" drive socket with a drive adapter in the end.
ed
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10th Sep 04 at 16:32   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

Torx are the star shape allen key type things aren't they - they hold the whole car together I have a Coscast head on mine which must be slightly different to yours (if yours is a GM?) as I can get my 1/2" drive sockets in...
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10th Sep 04 at 16:46   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

yeah thats a possiblity that they cast in bigger apertures to get the tool through.
was a nightmare with mine. even had to take the cams out to get the bolts tightened back up after.

torx is teh star, yeah, but you need a female torx socket, not a torx bit..........
ed
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10th Sep 04 at 16:49   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

Ahhhhhhhhhhhhhh..............................

Right, need to get one of them - I only got male ones at the moment. You know what size it is I need - might try and borrow one - spent enough money on tools recently.
myke
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10th Sep 04 at 16:55   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

not 100% sure, but it's the largest one on a 3/8 rail i've got.
second or third largest on my 1/2"dr set.

i could lend you mine, but you'd have been able to buy one by the time you'd paid petrol to get here.
ed
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10th Sep 04 at 17:07   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

Ah right, thanks - may as well buy a set off of Ebay, they are going pretty cheap.
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10th Sep 04 at 17:28   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

have you got the new bolts yet?
should say on the box, or you'll at least be able to match up a socket at halfords or partco etc.

think they are rated in E-numbers
rather than T's
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10th Sep 04 at 17:31   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

im sure mine was the 3/8 we used!

 
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