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Old 04-20-2017, 02:04 AM   #601
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Yay.

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Old 04-20-2017, 02:06 AM   #602
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Ian, I have your tools to give you. text me when a good time is for me to return them to you.
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Old 04-20-2017, 01:37 PM   #603
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lol, reading this going "I bet he flipped his timing wheel"

On those T25 Torx, you will strip them 9/10 times using hand tools. You have to use an impact gun to pop them out.
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lol, reading this going "I bet he flipped his timing wheel"

On those T25 Torx, you will strip them 9/10 times using hand tools. You have to use an impact gun to pop them out.
I have stripped them with every tool known to man. I won't reuse those bolts. I think I keep about 10 spare new ones from Mazda on hand in my garage so they are handy for replacements.
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I use this on small stuff with the appropriate bit and haven't stripped a screw yet.





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Old 04-20-2017, 02:13 PM   #606
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I have one of those, it works great for those stupid phillips screws holding brake rotors to hubs on Hondas. I haven't tried it on a VVT actuator, though.

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Old 04-20-2017, 02:14 PM   #607
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I use this on small stuff with the appropriate bit and haven't stripped a screw yet.





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​​​​​​​Well **** another tool I need to go buy.
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Haha, I did the same damn thing to the trigger wheel. You can get it off just taking off the alternator belt? I had to take off the TB and everything on my NB!

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You don't need to go anywhere brah. AMAZONNNN!!!!
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I snapped the stupid to torx bit using the hammer impact. BTW, anyone know the specs on those tiny screws? I'm just going to order some from mcmastercarr.
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I snapped the stupid to torx bit using the hammer impact. BTW, anyone know the specs on those tiny screws? I'm just going to order some from mcmastercarr.
M5X0.8 x 9.3 OAL (6 thd) (90 countersink)

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1mm longer than stock (3mm hex)



1mm shorter than stock (3mm hex)

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(Stainless steel) 10mm OAL with T25 Torx

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Old 04-20-2017, 03:34 PM   #611
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Thanks! I will post this in my thread as well.
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[QUOTE=ryansmoneypit;1407627]I snapped the stupid to torx bit using the hammer impact. /QUOTE]

Sometimes the reversible ones get set to tighten instead of loosen. Easy for that to happen. If I were buying a new one I'd buy the type only setup to loosen stuff.
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You have to use an impact gun to pop them out.
I did try the impact after cautiously using hand tools, as soon as I pulled the trigger the crew stripped.

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You can get it off just taking off the alternator belt? I had to take off the TB and everything on my NB!
I still have PS and AC so I had to remove that belt as well.

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BTW, anyone know the specs on those tiny screws? I'm just going to order some from mcmastercarr.
I just went to ACE Hardware and got some countersunk philips head screws that looked the same dimensions.
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