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Old 05-03-2011, 01:23 PM   #1
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door brake removal: Torx bolt size?

Need to remove driver door on '03 sedan. Anyone know the size of this Torx bolt? Realoem describes it as "ASA M8X20"

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Old 05-03-2011, 05:50 PM   #2
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Never mind: used a 11/32" nut driver thingy. Worked surprisingly well.
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Old 05-03-2011, 07:00 PM   #3
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You should really get a set of E-torx sockets if your going to be doing any DIY with this bimmer. Using a regular 6-point can strip it.

O'Reillys has a tiny set but Harbor Freight has a larger set. Most other places I looked like Pep Boys, AutoZone, Napa, Home Depot, and Lowes do not carry these. They do carry torx but not the external-torx (aka female torx). You might be able to find them at Sears, I have not checked and of course online but who has time to wait for the shipping when you need it now.
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Old 05-04-2011, 10:55 PM   #4
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+1 on getting the right sockets. If you strip those you'll be in a world of pain.
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Old 07-21-2012, 07:08 AM   #5
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It's an E10 star socket. Autozone sells a set of 4 star sockets for $7.99 that includes this size.
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