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Torx Sockets & the Porsche?


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#1 sullivas

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Posted December 16, 2009 - 02:11 PM

I'm a noob with my new-to-me 997. I have a vast collection of tools however no torx sockets. Does anyone know if standard USA torx sockets will fit the Porsche or is there a different type of Torx I need to get? Thanks.


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#2 70Sixter

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Posted December 16, 2009 - 02:17 PM

Torx is torx.


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#3 PAULSPEED

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Posted December 16, 2009 - 02:37 PM

Get male torx sockets. The only female torx you need is the one for removing the seats. I think it is a 10. Paul


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#4 sullivas

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Posted December 16, 2009 - 02:50 PM

There are some Torx head cap screws in the engine bay, the idler pully has one and some other assemblies have a mix of Allen type and Torx. Sorry forgot to mention it's a 2005 C2 Carrera.


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Posted December 16, 2009 - 03:42 PM

I'm a noob with my new-to-me 997. I have a vast collection of tools however no torx sockets.
Does anyone know if standard USA torx sockets will fit the Porsche or is there a different
type of Torx I need to get? Thanks.


I believe you may also need a female torx socket for the adjustment of the window resting height on the window regulator assembly.

Regards, Maurice.
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#6 NelsonMX

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Posted December 20, 2009 - 06:02 PM

You will need a small set of torx bits, torx female sockets, and a few triple square bits......When I say a small set several companies sell a set of six popular sizes. In my case find I get away with three or four sizes in most instances. For the triple square, these are a 12 point bit used on an internal wrenching screw or bolt. So far I have seen them on seat bolts, engine torque links etc. I have used two, a 10mm and a 12mm. I have attached some examples from SK Tools...Hope this is of some help... Bob femtorx.jpg torxbt.jpg trisqrbt.jpg


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Posted January 23, 2011 - 02:24 PM

I have a 997.1 and I have needed the female Torx sockets for a variety of things: removing guard plate for coils/plugs, removing throttle body, etc. I got a set from Sears on-ine for $9.99, plus shipping.


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#8 Cassiebox

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Posted January 25, 2011 - 06:55 AM

do yourself a favor too... for the male torx set, just go ahead and get the Safety Torx version (female hole in the center). Undoubtedly you will come across a safety torx screw somewhere and no sense carrying around two sets of identical sizes Actually, for convenience purposes, once you have a set of safety Torx bits, you'll end up leaving your std torx set on the bench or in the drawer permanently... :)


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