Removing MI16 Head. Torx t55?
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    Default Removing MI16 Head. Torx t55?

    Just about to remove the head on the S16. Cant seem to locate my Torx bit to get it off. Is i the T55 im after or T50? 2.0l Mi16 FWIW

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    T55, buy SnapOn.

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    Snap on is the only way to go, although they might only have a t55 in 3/8 drive.

    When I did my bolts, I used a snap on t55 and 3/8->1/2 converter with a snap on 18 inch breaker bar... Broke two no-name t55's and a 1/2 inch breaker bar from a decent name before I went to snap-on.

    Good luck, and don't sweat if you break bolts

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    Where can i buy snap on from?
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    I have both 1/2" and 3/8" SnapOn T55's. The only issue with the 1/2" model is that you need to turn down the OD so it fits in the head. I can do that for you. Ring SnapOn and they will send around the local rep in a van.

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    Hey Pete.

    I work next door to the Lamborghini garage in Darlinghurst. Dropped in there this arvo for a chat with the young apprentice and he lent me one. Ill buy one for down the track but until then ill try not bent the Lambo one!

    Should have a pick or two up tonight of the head.....

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    Anyone interested in what happened tonight with the head removal have a look in the technical section

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    Hey Cameron - I owe you for identifying this same tool bit earlier this week when I was almost shafted on the Hume Highway south. Scary to hear that they can be busted. My close mate is a SnapOn franchisee, but I hadn't considered going ultra-tech. Just after the mishap, I met the local SnapOn guy in Euroa, but at that stage I didn't know the precise size. But snapping bits as well as a breaker bar! As you noticed recently at my place, I have been pulling apart a crunched Gti 180, and in the course of that, was astounded how much torque is on those caliper bolts; must be 70 ft/lbs (500Nm ?) on quite a small area. In my emergency, I used a bit from a set I bought in Bunnings at Broadmeadow Vic (Kinchrome) with a 3/8 ratchet directly on the bit, which was embedded in a socket. No extensions, and half a metre of pipe. They are really tight (and have an interference thread just for good measure) but once I cracked them it was just a stiff half turn at a time 'til they slacked a bit and wound out.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 306cabmad View Post
    Hey Cameron - I owe you for identifying this same tool bit earlier this week when I was almost shafted on the Hume Highway south.

    Scary to hear that they can be busted. My close mate is a SnapOn franchisee, but I hadn't considered going ultra-tech. Just after the mishap, I met the local SnapOn guy in Euroa, but at that stage I didn't know the precise size. But snapping bits as well as a breaker bar!

    As you noticed recently at my place, I have been pulling apart a crunched Gti 180, and in the course of that, was astounded how much torque is on those caliper bolts; must be 70 ft/lbs (500Nm ?) on quite a small area.

    In my emergency, I used a bit from a set I bought in Bunnings at Broadmeadow Vic (Kinchrome) with a 3/8 ratchet directly on the bit, which was embedded in a socket. No extensions, and half a metre of pipe. They are really tight (and have an interference thread just for good measure) but once I cracked them it was just a stiff half turn at a time 'til they slacked a bit and wound out.
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