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Old 08-29-2017, 12:09 PM
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e-sockets - what range do I need?

I'm going to be doing a little wrenching on the r52 JCW. I dont have any e-sockets (internal torx) at the moment and am wondering what range set I need to buy - I'd hate to be mid-job and have to stop and order tools.

Any recommendation/links to a cheap set?
 
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Old 08-29-2017, 12:22 PM
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This is the set I purchased, haven't needed anything else on Scarlet (R53) One other tool is a MUST, an Impact Wrench, especially where you're located and plenty of Liquid Wrench.....

https://smile.amazon.com/gp/product/...?ie=UTF8&psc=1
 

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Old 08-29-2017, 01:54 PM
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Going to move this to the How to/DIY area. While at it, other good items to have in no specific order are:

1.) A good torque wrench.
2.) 36 MM socket for oil filter
3.) 10 MM to 21MM deep socket set and corresponding size of regular also good. If the set does not have a 16mm, can use a 5/8".
4.) A deep 8mm socket
5.) 22mm socket for the power steering hose
6.) Ear clamp pliers
7.) Three-ended spring type hose clamp tool
8.) Socket extensions
9.) Universal drive type adapters
10.) Metric allen-heads, both hand held and socket type.
11.) Torx sockets, both 1/4 and 3/8 drive type
12.) Jack stands, at least 2
 
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Old 08-29-2017, 02:44 PM
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Originally Posted by gumbedamit View Post
This is the set I purchased, haven't needed anything else on Scarlet (R53) One other tool is a MUST, an Impact Wrench, especially where you're located and plenty of Liquid Wrench.....

https://smile.amazon.com/gp/product/...?ie=UTF8&psc=1
I actually have torx sockets as pictured. I was talking about the female torx sockets. Sorry.

I dont have the Ear clamp pliers, or three-ended spring type hose clamp tool either (Gunna have to look that one up!). Do we typically reuse the ear clamps?
 
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Old 08-29-2017, 03:05 PM
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The passenger side motor mount has a torx bolt, thinking its a 15. A 3/8 set should do.

The water hose clamps are the three ended type. You can use a pliers to get them off but with a regular pliers they will spin on you if you lose grip and then its a PIA to get to them. The air hoses are the ear clamps. If you can get to them, a screw driver will pop them and then a normal pliers can get them back snapped. I changed the ones I have on the BPV and TB to worm drive.
 
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Old 08-29-2017, 03:39 PM
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Old 08-29-2017, 03:46 PM
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just found these (preferred) Craftsman too. will this encompass all the sizes about?
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The other set above has: 5-pc. 1/4" dr. Sockets: E4, E5, E6, E7, E8 5-pc. 3/8" dr. Sockets: E10, E12, E14, E16, E18, so its missing E4, E5 and E18

I think I'll need these at least for the sway bar install?! I know r56 has them.. not sure about r52.
 
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Old 08-31-2017, 05:37 PM
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bump.. is e6-e16 sufficient, or do I need the larger set e4-e24? Its $12 vs $30.
 

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