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Old 03-02-2014, 03:41 PM   #1
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size of the 'tripple square socket..?

required to remove the single weird bolt between the engine and gearbox..

I went to Sears and they told me that the 'triple square' sockets have to be special ordered, thanks in advance.

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Old 03-02-2014, 06:08 PM   #2
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I got mine from Advance Auto. It came in a set of 4 triple square bits; the set was under $10.
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Old 03-02-2014, 09:06 PM   #3
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I got mine from Advance Auto. It came in a set of 4 triple square bits; the set was under $10.
Thanks J.Fro, do you remember which size is the one required to remove the transmission to engine bolt?

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Old 03-03-2014, 03:04 AM   #4
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TOL-KD2305 10mm Triple Square Socket $8.72

Click the link and its at the bottom of the page if you want to get it from Pelican.


http://www.pelicanparts.com/cgi-bin/ksearch/PEL_search.cgi?command=show_part_page&please_wait=N&make=POR&model=986M&section=TOLtol&page=4&bookmark=&part_number=TOL-KD2305]Porsche Boxster Tools - Page 4
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Old 03-03-2014, 12:00 PM   #5
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Someone once mentioned that a 12pt 10mm socket will also work. I have not tried it but if your tool box is nearby, give it a test.

Edit: I just looked at the Pelican tool and it doesn't look similar to me at all.
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Old 03-03-2014, 06:52 PM   #6
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required to remove the single weird bolt between the engine and gearbox..

I went to Sears and they told me that the 'triple square' sockets have to be special ordered, thanks in advance.

Regards, Gilles

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I recommend getting a short bit (or cut one) so you can do something like this:
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Old 03-03-2014, 08:20 PM   #7
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Hate to be pedantic, but "socket" implies female. These tools are drivers. There are internal and external TORX fasteners, but this isn't the case with triple square/XZN, mostly due to semantics. There are 12-point head fasteners on, for example, BMW motorcycles, but the wrenches aren't called, for example outside XZN, just as hex-head fasteners aren't called outside Allen. Nobody calls an Allen driver a "socket." The Pelican page makes the error, too.
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Old 03-07-2014, 07:19 PM   #8
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Buy real tools ($8.50 from Snap on):




Socket Driver, Metric, Triple Square, Stubby XZN, Blue-Point, 10mm
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Old 03-08-2014, 07:25 AM   #9
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if you order from pelican, beware the porsche tax. the 5-speed is actually an audi transmission and requires the same tool. if you buy the tool from the porsche side of the pelican website - $32. if you buy the tool fro the audi/vw side of the pelican website - $8. the porsche tool is of course 'high performance'; it reduces the weight of your wallet by a few ounces.
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I bought mine in a set at Lowes. Not the best tools ever but has worked for years many times.
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I recommend getting a short bit (or cut one) so you can do something like this:
I found that area very tight and used a setup like this with a much shorter triple square bit. I one dremelled on in half from Autozone, about $15 for four sizes as I recall
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