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      04-05-2004 09:43 AM #1
      Hi! Need to change front pads on my 2002 Jetta GLS TDI with FS III calipers. What size and type of wrench do I need to take the caliper off? It looks like a hex key of some sort.
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      04-05-2004 09:57 AM #2
      7mm allen wrench

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      04-05-2004 09:59 AM #3
      Cool! Thanks!
      It isn't one of those wacky star allen wrenches, just an allen wrench, right?

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      04-05-2004 10:01 AM #4
      Correct it is not a torx bolt, it is an allen bolt.

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      04-05-2004 10:15 AM #5
      Thanks again!

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      04-05-2004 10:18 AM #6
      First time you won't be able to get it off with just an allen key, you'll need to buy one of those allen bit shapes on a socket bit.

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      04-05-2004 10:21 AM #7
      Yeah, an allen bit socket to be used with a rachet wrench, good call!

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      04-05-2004 10:31 AM #8
      you can also just slip a box wrench over the allen for extra length (more torque)
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      04-05-2004 10:40 AM #9
      I have an allen socket bit already, I hadnt thought of that

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      04-05-2004 10:46 AM #10
      Thanks all for the suggestions! I will be running to Sears at lunch and getting a socketed 7 mm allen wrench. Probably cheaper to buy a set so I'll probably do that.
      Thanks again!

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      04-05-2004 11:05 AM #11
      Quote, originally posted by ROCKnRLR »
      I have an allen socket bit already, I hadnt thought of that

      Yeah, i have a big arse SAE (15/16 or something) open end/box wrench that acts as my breaker bar or more appropriatley what I like to call my "torque rod". Works well with allen wrenches, smalled combo wrenches, and even ratchets.
      Dave

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