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    1.8 Cylinder head bolts removal tool

    I need to remove the cylinder head, so need the correct tool to remove the head bolts. I just want the one tool, as I don't plan to remove any other cylinder heads, also must be 1/2" drive. I've seen one snap-on tool on ebay for just over 21, is that a good price or can I get one from halfords, eurocarparts etc?

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    Is it the same M9/10 Polydrive (Ribe type) as the V6 engines? If yes the cheapest I could find was about 16 delivered on eBay. Didn't want to spend more than I had to as I will likely only use it on the one head job.

    If it is the polydrive type, a little tip is to tap it into the head bolts with a small hammer before trying to undo them or it slips and chews the bolt heads up really quickly.

    This is the one I think

    http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/VW-Audi-Skoda-...item335e3492fb
    If it can't be fixed with a hammer, then it must be an electrical problem

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    Quote Originally Posted by tux View Post
    a little tip is to tap it into the head bolts with a small hammer before trying to undo them or it slips and chews the bolt heads up really quickly.
    That is my consern, that's why I want to make sure I get the correct one.

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    The reason it needs tapping home, is that the bolt head, by its design has a bit of a cup effect going on and is invariably full of oil. Pushing the tool into the bolt head doesn't displace the oil and it only goes in 1/4 to 1/2 way. A gentle tap helps to squeeze out the oil and seat it fully home.
    If it can't be fixed with a hammer, then it must be an electrical problem

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    I Understand that, my consern is that possible **** in the bolt not just excess oil and the use of a cr@p tool & 15 years with being in the same possition = one stripped head bolt......

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    AFAIK The head bolts are XZN and iirc they are 10 or 12mm.

    You'll need quite a long bit to get them all out,probably a good 6" for the deepest ones.

    http://www.justoffbase.co.uk/40-Piec...Draper-MH40-SC

    I used the longest one in that set, and had to use a bit of bodgery to get the deepest ones out.

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    unless you plan on whipping off heads all the time it is a 15-20 bit of jewelry that will sit in your tool box for the next few years.
    I have one if you just need to borrow one, not planning on removing heads anytime soon.

    works a treat and is the VAG specific one rather than a generic one

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    Thanks for that, will let you know.

 

 

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