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Old 02-28-2012, 04:59 PM   #1
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So I bought a 1.8 long block and I requested that he remove the head before I haul it 300 miles for weight savings.

Anyway, he told me you need a special star tool to remove the head. Is there any such truth to this?

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Well the head bolts are a 12 pointed head, so maybe he means a 12 pointed socket... Well thats my guess anyways
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all you need is a 12pt 12mm socket.
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I thought it was a 12 point 14mm? I could be wrong.
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I thought it was a 12 point 14mm? I could be wrong.
Now you have me second guessing myself, lol. I was sure it's 12 point 12mm.

Just bring both, it's one of them for sure.
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I think its a 14mm
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You should have a tool kit in your car with both of those anyways But I would just bring a whole set of sockets if you dont.
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It is a 12point 12mm end of story.
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Here ya go.

They sure look like 12pt 14mm to me? The cam cap bolts are 10mm for comparison.
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My video skills are not as good as Joe Perez's, please forgive me for that.
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I demand a recount.
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Definitely camera trickery there. I need more proof.
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12 point 12 mm....just did it today... /thread
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12 point 12 mm....just did it today... /thread
Whatever, we've recently uncovered evidence that shuiend isn't an american citizen, so his proof is invalid, and we've begun researching ways of making the 14mm socket work. We'll probably use an adapter.
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Your all wrong, it's a 12 point 13mm.
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researching ways of making the 14mm socket work. We'll probably use an adapter.
I like your style of thinking
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Whatever, we've recently uncovered evidence that shuiend isn't an american citizen, so his proof is invalid, and we've begun researching ways of making the 14mm socket work. We'll probably use an adapter.
If you use enough JB Weld to reduce it to 12mm, the adapter SHOULD work....
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Your all wrong, it's a 12 point 13mm.
You almost got it right, it's a 13 point, 12 mm.
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You almost got it right, it's a 13 point, 12 mm.
12.7 point 12mm, or did I mix up my inch and metric sockets?
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I demand a recount.
Just because I know you are getting up there in age and starting to get forgetful I will produce another video tonight to yet again show you that it is a 12point 12mm.
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