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Old 07-21-2007, 08:15 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Rear axle Torx bolts?

Hey does anyone know what size torx socket i need to get the torx bolts out of the rear axle? Im having a hard time finding a torx socket at all. I have only found the kind like an allen key. where the tool fits into the bolt. Anyone know where to find the socket type? And what size?

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which bolts are you talking about exactly, the axle nuts?, the really big ones on each hub, if so, they're 36mm 12 point on m3's, and 30mm 12 point on regular E36s
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No, but thank you. That will help me out later! Im talking about the M10 or M8 Torx bolts that connect the drive axle to the final drive or diff. My manual says its an m10 or an m8 torx bolt but i can't find a socket to fit it.
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i'm pretty sure they're m12's
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any idea where i can find a socket to fit that?
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autozone, any place that sells tools
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Cause i can only find E sizes, Nothing that is ranked by M. Is that the same?
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Is it necessary to change the circlip when i do the wheel bearings?
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Cause i can only find E sizes, Nothing that is ranked by M. Is that the same?
that was a slip up on my part

i'm really lost as to what you're asking
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