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Old November 6th, 2011, 09:53   #1
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Default what size xzn or triple square tools should you have in tool box

I was in the process of changing my rotors on my 2009 TDI and ran into a roadblock with the housing for the calipers. I found out it takes a 14 mm xzn or triple square tool. I have one on order, but I was thinking how many other projects and what sizes are needed for normal maintenance. It looks like the front housing for the rotors might need a different size tool. If any guru's or backyard mechanics would be willing to let me know what sizes to have on hand it would be greatly appreciated. I plan on doing my own transmission fluid change and other maintenance projects. If you can list the mm sizes and length of the tool it would be great. Thanks.....
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Old November 6th, 2011, 14:32   #2
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I bought this set from snap-on and it's helped me out tremendously on the MK5 and the MK2.

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Old November 6th, 2011, 15:10   #3
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You will probably need more than one size. I know 10mm, 12mm, and 14mm are all common on VWs. Snap-on makes great tools, but if you are not a professional shop, you can get a really nice set for about half the price from Amazon.


They also have a longer set (sometimes useful)


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Old November 7th, 2011, 04:44   #4
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Originally Posted by robbinsresort View Post
I bought this set from snap-on and it's helped me out tremendously on the MK5 and the MK2.

54 bucks for snap-on? wow that's cheap! The set I have is longer where you can do head bolts, rotors, etc.
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Old November 7th, 2011, 05:56   #5
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I like my set by Genius tools. Long and short in the same box.
They have lasted very well, price not too high.

http://www.amazon.com/BS-3416M-Piece...s_2225089011_9 is the kit I have, though I think I got them much cheaper elsewhere.

I have used 4, 6, 8, 10, 12, 14, long and short.
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Old November 7th, 2011, 15:33   #6
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metalnerd also makes some very nice ones and worth every penny if your turning wrenches for a living.

for me my FLAPS had a package of 4 that's worked so far for $12 or so.
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Old November 7th, 2011, 15:44   #7
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same set already posted. but slightly better price


tooltopia is a favorite site of mine. I think it's free shipping over $100 also. well worth it. I have had good luck with their stuff.
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