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..fwiw. Checked here for size of tool to remove 986 seat track (E12), saw post re:maf security (tamper-proof) screws (T20), and with the proliferation of these fasteners... a reasonable source I discovered is www.bobstools.net . Click Lisle-Automotive link. The T20, $1.99; E12 3/8"drive, $2.99. No minimum's, S&H to $99.99 is $6.95! Sets are available at similar savings. Thanks again Tool Pants, it's a wonderful thing you do for us DIY'rs...

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...arrived today, no backorder, in perfect shape USPS Priority Package. I did opt for the 8 piece set of 3/8" drive E6-E16 sockets, and the T-20 Tamper Resistant bit...total $23.93. Now if I could just locate a WKD 483-521 CD I'll be in great shape. The Bend-Pak LR60 has proved to be the ultimate accessory for my level of DIY, that and, of course, the excellent advice available on this site. Thanks again Tool Pants... :clapping:


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Checked here for size of tool to remove 986 seat track (E12), saw post re:maf security (tamper-proof) screws (T20), and with the proliferation of these fasteners.  The T20, $1.99; E12 3/8"drive, $2.99. No minimum's, S&H to $99.99 is $6.95! Sets are available at similar savings.

Is it a T20 and not a triple square head?

'T' stands for torx which has 6 points.  Triple square has 12.

Thanks for clearing that up.

Again, are the fasteners, on the vehicle, Torx or triple square?

Porsche uses both.

For example, look at the screws for the visors.  Those are torx.  Look at the screws for the door latch on the door sill.  Those are triple square.

Does blakbox know that the seat track fastener which he thinks is a T20, may in fact be a triple square?

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...err.. the seat track retension bolt socket is E12, and I had the seat in and out within an hour of receipt of the correct tool. The T20TR is for the MAF connector and was purchased mostly as a hedge, and $2 has always been one of my favorite prices! Incidentally, the MAF/E throttle function failed at 13297miles ('00 2.7L/tip) which afforded me the opportunity to limp through rush hour Orlando traffic at 15mph for the 5 mile trip to the dealer. Porsche of Orlando treated me like I was their best lifelong customer, (this was our first contact), had me in a prepaid rental for the 80 mile trip home, and fixed the car overnight, (986-605-115-01 ttl.hsng.), all under warranty. :clapping: fwiw, when the MAF failed the vehicle would start and idle, but had no response to throttle input..the kicker? No MIL indicator! The CPU/ECM set P-1502 in fault memory, but did not share that info w/the MIL. Oh well, I didn't need no stinkin' light to tell me the car no go!

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