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VW MKIV-A4 TDIs (VE and PD) This is a general discussion about A4/MkIV Jetta (99.5-~2005), Golf(99.5-2006), and New Beetle(98-2006). Both VE and PD engines are covered here.

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Old July 11th, 2008, 07:20   #1
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Are these the same thing, or do I need a different set of bits?
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Old July 11th, 2008, 08:38   #2
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You need triple square most likely.

Torx and star are different, you are more likely to run into torx than star, and most likely to run into triple square.
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Old July 11th, 2008, 08:46   #3
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This keeps coming up. Here are what the different things are:

Torx: 6 pointed

Tamper-proof Torx: 6 pointed with a round peg in the middle

Torx Plus: 6 pointed, but the points are rounded off

Tamper Proof Torx Plus: 5 pointed, points rounded off, peg in the middle (yes, they are FIVE pointed).

XZN (Triplesquare): 12 points

Allen: 6 sided hollow hex

Polydrive: 6 widely spaced rounded points (used on some head bolts).

There is no such thing (technically) as "Star".

Read all about them here:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Torx
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Old July 11th, 2008, 08:49   #4
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What, exactly, are you trying to unscrew here?
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The drive alxes from the tranny
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Old July 11th, 2008, 10:12   #6
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Stupid manufacturerd, just have a standard type.
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Old July 11th, 2008, 10:17   #7
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The drive alxes from the tranny
You need Triple-Square... (XZN) 8mm...

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Sears have them?
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Old July 11th, 2008, 10:28   #9
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Nope.

Generally an online deal. I have seen them a few times at various auto parts stores.
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Sears have them?
AutoZone may have a set... I don't think Harbor Freight does... MetalNerd has excellent quality ones (as usual...) Probably most auto parts stores have something... (Lisle makes some...) Then there's always Snap-On... (I still have mine from way back when I needed it for my Type-III and Type-IV air-cooled VWs...)

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They arent THAT unusual. Just call up the local independent parts store and ask them for 8mm Triple Square bits. You will probably need a short extension and a universal/wobbly adapter to get to those bolts.
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