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March 24, 2010, 11:38:40 am

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« on: March 24, 2010, 11:38:40 am »
We've all come to the point while working on our VWs where there is bolts that need a special tool to use to remove it then we start the search for it if we don't have it. I figured we should make a list of tools that YOU NEED that are hard to find such as Clutch bolt socket, Headbolts, Injectors, and CV Shaft Bolts,

Most shops have these tools, but if your backyard like me you dont lol,

I'll start off with the 8MM 12 Metric Bolt Bit for CV shafts. It was hard to find the right now but KD tools makes it, Part number 2304
« Last Edit: March 24, 2010, 12:42:43 pm by catlin_cava »


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2012 VW Golf 2.5 5speed Deep Black Pearl
1999.5 VW Jetta TDI Bosch .216mm injectors and Malone stage 2, soon 11mm pump and vnt 22(parked for the winter)
2010 VW Golf City 2.0L "Hers"

Reply #1March 24, 2010, 12:02:06 pm

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Re: Special Tools
« Reply #1 on: March 24, 2010, 12:02:06 pm »
I thought I had it linked here somewhere, but here is another thread of just a bunch of homemade stuff that will work.
http://www.vwdieselparts.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=771

Reply #2March 24, 2010, 12:38:18 pm

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Re: Special Tools
« Reply #2 on: March 24, 2010, 12:38:18 pm »
8MM 12 Metric Socket Head Bolt Bit - Canadian Tire sells them as well. 8mm is for the CVs, 12mm for the headbolts.
Tyler

Reply #3March 24, 2010, 12:43:00 pm

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Re: Special Tools
« Reply #3 on: March 24, 2010, 12:43:00 pm »
thanks i fixed it lol, Crappy Tire doesn't sell it.
Catlin

2012 VW Golf 2.5 5speed Deep Black Pearl
1999.5 VW Jetta TDI Bosch .216mm injectors and Malone stage 2, soon 11mm pump and vnt 22(parked for the winter)
2010 VW Golf City 2.0L "Hers"

Reply #4March 24, 2010, 12:47:42 pm

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Re: Special Tools
« Reply #4 on: March 24, 2010, 12:47:42 pm »
Sure they do. I've bought 3 sets from them over the years. You can't ask the guys at the counters though, they know nothing of the sorts. Next time I'm there I'll get the product code
Tyler

Reply #5March 24, 2010, 12:48:38 pm

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Re: Special Tools
« Reply #5 on: March 24, 2010, 12:48:38 pm »
your crappy tire is better then mine
Catlin

2012 VW Golf 2.5 5speed Deep Black Pearl
1999.5 VW Jetta TDI Bosch .216mm injectors and Malone stage 2, soon 11mm pump and vnt 22(parked for the winter)
2010 VW Golf City 2.0L "Hers"

Reply #6March 24, 2010, 01:47:10 pm

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Re: Special Tools
« Reply #6 on: March 24, 2010, 01:47:10 pm »
Here's the set Canadian Tire carries:



POWERBUILT!!!!!
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2001 silver TDI Jetta Malone Stage 1.5 , 2001 blue TDI Jetta SBIII 216s Malone Stage 3, 1970 Bay Window bus

Gone but not forgotten: 1969/1971 Beetles, 1969/1974 Westies, 1979 Rabbit, 1986 TD Jetta, 1992 gas Jetta, 1994 TD Jetta

Reply #7March 24, 2010, 03:50:17 pm

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Re: Special Tools
« Reply #7 on: March 24, 2010, 03:50:17 pm »
I'm jelous. My crappy tire was trying to sell me a Torx 6 point socket saying it was going to work, yet if it didn't and i stripped it i wasn't aloud to return it/.
Catlin

2012 VW Golf 2.5 5speed Deep Black Pearl
1999.5 VW Jetta TDI Bosch .216mm injectors and Malone stage 2, soon 11mm pump and vnt 22(parked for the winter)
2010 VW Golf City 2.0L "Hers"

Reply #8March 24, 2010, 08:51:57 pm

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Re: Special Tools
« Reply #8 on: March 24, 2010, 08:51:57 pm »
I picked up a set at Napa, don't recall the price. Worked well once i cleaned the threads out with a pick.

Reply #9March 24, 2010, 10:05:49 pm

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Re: Special Tools
« Reply #9 on: March 24, 2010, 10:05:49 pm »
Great idea for the FAQ Catlin....   A few contributions:

The DIY exhaust spring clamp removal tool




And, the infamous timing tools


« Last Edit: March 24, 2010, 10:17:10 pm by maxfax »

Reply #10March 25, 2010, 10:37:07 am

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Re: Special Tools
« Reply #10 on: March 25, 2010, 10:37:07 am »
Advance Auto carries a set of Performance Tool branded triple squares, but you have to look for them. Small package, only three bits, but it's the 8-10-12mm trio we need.

Haven't found a 17mm hex with them, however.

Reply #11March 25, 2010, 01:00:07 pm

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« Reply #11 on: March 25, 2010, 01:00:07 pm »
ALWAYS undo the FILL plug first just to make sure you CAN!   :)

Ba ha ha ha... truer words were never spoken.   BTDT... good thing I checked in advance or I would have been up the proverbial creek.  Amazing how easy the drain plug wanted to come out. ;)
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2001 silver TDI Jetta Malone Stage 1.5 , 2001 blue TDI Jetta SBIII 216s Malone Stage 3, 1970 Bay Window bus

Gone but not forgotten: 1969/1971 Beetles, 1969/1974 Westies, 1979 Rabbit, 1986 TD Jetta, 1992 gas Jetta, 1994 TD Jetta