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Old 04-06-2013, 11:07 AM   #1
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want a 16 mm triple square xzn bit for your 5-speed transmission drain plug?

given that it's not a Porsche part per se, go to pelican; here's the part in the Porsche section:

Pelican Parts - Product Information: PEL-TOL-ST0229

and here's the part in the vw section:

Pelican Parts.com - 16mm XZN Audi/VW Drain Plug Socket

notice any difference?

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Old 04-06-2013, 11:27 AM   #2
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Apart from price, the less expensive Audi/VW bit is 3/8 drive and the more expensive bit is 1/2 inch drive. However size probably doesn't account for the difference in price which I believe was your point.
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Old 04-06-2013, 11:41 AM   #3
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sure, they are not the same, but they accomplish the same thing. Porsche guys get the $35 part, vw guys get the $10 part.
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Old 04-06-2013, 12:42 PM   #4
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Hmmmmn. Good work Radiumking and since your online, I just followed another thread you were in about bigbrake kits but when I went to their page it was blank for BOXSTERS!! Do you know if I can put those cayenne S brakes on my S??
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boxster s brakes are the same as the 996, so check the 996 page for big brake (997tt, cayenne) kits.
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thank you I will do that.
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Before I would buy either of them, I get one from Snap On for about $10.

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