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Oil Pump Bolt

PostPosted: Thu Jul 05, 2012 11:13 am
by MK1_Oz
Feel silly asking but need to know. What type and size tool do I need to undo the oil pump from a pinto block? Looks like a Torxs but my largest is T40 and slips. Is an 8mm triple square correct (whatever that is)? Who is likely to have one on the shelf?

Off to Repco I go......

Re: Oil Pump Bolt

PostPosted: Thu Jul 05, 2012 11:31 am
by jpayne
Had to ask exactly the same question a while ago.
ended up getting the bits from Burtons
Known as a XZN Bit 8mm or 12mm
http://www.burtonpower.com/dra12768.html

should be able to get it here, looking at mine it appears to be triple square.

Justin

Re: Oil Pump Bolt

PostPosted: Thu Jul 05, 2012 11:36 am
by MK1_Oz
your a legend. on phone trying to ring around and find one......NOT easy :(

ok found one place but not axactly local to me and only in a 140mm length. oh well cannot be fussy....off I go

Re: Oil Pump Bolt

PostPosted: Thu Jul 05, 2012 12:29 pm
by PaulMK1
With a 140mm length drive you may have an issue accessing the inner bolt (if using the Kent HP/HV pump).

I used an old allen key to remove the old and bought the burtons tool to install the new bolts. When stripping the engine they had used 11mm head normal bolts which avoided the cap head issue completely.

Re: Oil Pump Bolt

PostPosted: Thu Jul 05, 2012 1:23 pm
by MK1_Oz
It looks like I will be OK Paul. It's annoying that I lost nearly 2 hours and $16 just to take out 2 bolts so that I can throw away an oil pump grrr

Re: Oil Pump Bolt

PostPosted: Thu Jul 05, 2012 1:57 pm
by Danny M
It's an 8mm Tri-Square socket

Re: Oil Pump Bolt

PostPosted: Thu Jul 05, 2012 2:10 pm
by MK1_Oz
All sorted thanks Danny. Took 6 seconds to remove once I had the right tool (as with most things!).

Now, off to make a dry sump pump bracket....take one large lump of ally and modify........

Re: Oil Pump Bolt

PostPosted: Tue Feb 05, 2019 1:58 pm
by Detentespring
Had to ask exactly the same question a while ago.
ended up getting the bits from Burtons
Known as a XZN Bit 8mm or 12mm
http://www.burtonpower.com/dra12768.html


I am having same issue today, looked at link above and Burtons say no longer in stock? :-?

Re: Oil Pump Bolt

PostPosted: Tue Feb 05, 2019 2:11 pm
by Detentespring
Located this one:
https://www.australianonlinecarparts.co ... 1-2-dr-8mm

Hope it is the right one. :smile: