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Old January 30th, 2012, 12:47   #1
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Default 98 Jetta head removal.

Hey guys, anybody have any info on removing the head on a 98 Jetta TDI? I found the mk4 ALH head removal guide but it is pretty different compared to the AHU. I have the TB and camshaft out, I just need to remove the head bolts and I can't find what type of bit they need, I have heard mentions of a triple square 10mm but I want to make sure before I buy a $30 bit.
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Old January 31st, 2012, 04:07   #2
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12 point triple-square bit, 12mm size. 1/2 inch drive Its a $12 tool unless you buy it from snap on or in a Kit form.



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Old January 31st, 2012, 08:49   #3
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If you are leaving the intake on the head, you will need a triple square shorter than the MetalNerd one. I bought mine from Carquest, they are $16 for a 4 pack (6,8,10,12mm) and are lifetime guaranteed. That being said, I have returned the 8mm (fits CV bolts) twice due to the threads deforming, so I bought a spare.
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