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Old 08-27-2013, 11:58 AM   #1
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Anyone got a T-60 Torx Socket

Need the one with a 1 1/2inch shaft to make sure it will fit the flywheel holes!
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Old 08-27-2013, 03:18 PM   #2
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Do you mean 1/2" T60 torx? you should be able to buy that @ Cdn Tire, I know that's where I got mine.
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Old 08-27-2013, 08:02 PM   #3
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If you're talking about what I think you are, you mean that you can't find one long/narrow enough to catch the bolts, which are offset a bit from the holes in the flywheel. I had a helluva time finding one locally so I ended up just grinding the shaft/shoulder a bit on one I got from Princess (IIRC) and was able to get the job done.
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Old 08-27-2013, 10:35 PM   #4
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Do you mean 1/2" T60 torx? you should be able to buy that @ Cdn Tire, I know that's where I got mine.
I think i read somewhere that it needs to be like an inch long (the shaft) to catch the bolt like Nick said. did you use the T60 for the flywheel bolts? If so i'm going to go find one at Can Tire!!!



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If you're talking about what I think you are, you mean that you can't find one long/narrow enough to catch the bolts, which are offset a bit from the holes in the flywheel. I had a helluva time finding one locally so I ended up just grinding the shaft/shoulder a bit on one I got from Princess (IIRC) and was able to get the job done.
Oh boy i hope i dont have to do that.
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Old 08-28-2013, 12:24 PM   #5
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Oh boy i hope i dont have to do that.
You absolutely do.
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Old 08-28-2013, 02:21 PM   #6
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I think i read somewhere that it needs to be like an inch long (the shaft) to catch the bolt like Nick said. did you use the T60 for the flywheel bolts? If so i'm going to go find one at Can Tire!!!




Oh boy i hope i dont have to do that.
I think you need what Nick said, take it apart first then go to Princess auto and see what will work for you.
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Old 08-28-2013, 05:27 PM   #7
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Imma go dig around and see if i can find it in my disaster of a garage so you can see what I did. Sit tight for pics if I can find it.
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Old 08-28-2013, 05:45 PM   #8
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Here's the one I used. The more I think about it, I think I got it from a place called Tegs Tools here in Hamilton. It was the longest one I could find but still had to be ground down.
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Old 08-29-2013, 09:03 AM   #9
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Thanks Nick!!! I'm going to work on the beast right now! will post pics tonight!
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Old 08-31-2013, 09:21 AM   #10
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Man the clutch job wasn't as hard as it seemed, but putting back those exhaust nuts wasn't easy (a couple broke of and had to make a couple runs to the hardware store.), at the same time, i replaced my rear sway bar end links, which wasn't fun since i had to cut the bolt out. On the good side, the clutch feels sooo nice! Its smooth, goes down like butter, and i replaced the bushings on the shifter, and there is no play. The e60 shifter feels alot better on the m5! deffinatley worth it, as i got the shifter from bmw of fairfax for like 55 bucks!
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Old 08-31-2013, 02:49 PM   #11
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Did you end up using Nick_V's tool or did you find something else? Also, did you go OEM with the clutch? Did you change the flywheel? Just curious...
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Old 08-31-2013, 07:08 PM   #12
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No but i made a tool just like nicks, Thanks again Nick! I used one of those desk mounted grinders and grinded one down just like Nicks, took some time, but needed a break from having my hands above my head for 3 hours. I followed the TIS instructions, but i didnt need to take of the slave cylinder, just disconected the hose. Its a great experience i learned alot... there are parts i bought that i didnt need, but then there was parts that i was glad i had.

Gruppusol, i went with the oem clutch, for $220 it was a steal Also think about it, it handles alot of tourque AND the original clutch lasted 130,000 miles (they tend to give away anywhere between 60,000 miles to 100,000 miles)!!! plus it actually came with the alignment tool -_- so i bought one for no reason for like 40 bucks

I HAD to change the Flywheel, it was scorched up. I Took a pic of the pressure plate which was destroyed.
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Old 08-31-2013, 07:24 PM   #13
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if you look closely you can actually see the rivet marks from the clutch!
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I was just thinking that while you were down there, you might consider putting in a lightweight flywheel; maybe even a clutch with a higher rating... Your point is well made though. The original lasted a long time.
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Old 09-02-2013, 12:39 PM   #15
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The clutch was only $220 bucks and the flywheel was $450, so it was alot cheaper then buying a lightweight DMF that dinan sells (~$1200), i have the old one, it can still be resurfaced, and i gave it to my friend who's an engineer student, he's going to attempt to lighten it!
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