One thing about the torx bolts... (archive)

Posted by DaveP on May 26, 2000 at 07:23:30:

In Reply to: DaveP THANKYOU THANKYOU THANKYOU (EOM) posted by JAWS on May 26, 2000 at 06:35:29:

You will learn to hate them! I bought a set for $10 to get the two required and immediately buggered one up trying to torque down a bolt. Fortunately I have a grinding wheel and they can be fixed a limited number of times that way. I ended up just making them "tight but not too tight". Why don't they just use hex bolts?

Also the instructions say you MUST start the 2 torx bolts that clamp the hoop into the new brace before installing the covers. THIS IS AN UNDERSTATEMENT! It was so tough turning the bolt the first time I needed to grip them with 18" water pump pliers. Run them in and out once and then the torx bit will work.

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