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One thing about that Allen wrench. It isn't one. A twelve-point Allen wrench will have sixty-degree corners on the outside, while the proper tool has ninety degree corners. The shape is three squares superimposed over each other, but rotated 30 degrees each. That's why it's often called a "triple square".

Using the wrong tool makes it easier for the heads of the bolts to strip. Not a happy thing.

At VW Bug shops, it's also known as a "CV Joint Socket". They use the same bolts to hold their CVs on as we do--and the 911s, too!

--DD
Old 09-24-1999, 06:30 PM
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