Wheel cylinder torx head studs - Page 2 - GM Forum - Buick, Cadillac, Chev, Olds, GMC & Pontiac chat


1992-1999 Series I L27 (1992-1994 SE,SLE, SSE) & Series II L36 (1995-1999 SE, SSE, SLE) and common problems for the Series I and II L67 (all supercharged models 92-99) Including Olds 88's, Olds LSS's and Buick Lesabres Please use General Chat for non-mechanical issues, and Performance and Brainstorming for improvements.

Reply
 
 
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 12-26-2006, 12:49 PM   #11
Senior Member
Certified GM nut
 
Join Date: Feb 2004
Location: CT
Posts: 2,099
Thanks: 0
Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
SSEBONNE4EVA is on a distinguished road
Default torx

I took mine out with a long nose vise grip and put hex head bolts on I got at the yard. PITA to get a socket in there. Its a lot easier with a box wrench.
Just my 2 cents worth.
SSEBONNE4EVA is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-26-2006, 12:59 PM   #12
Junior Member
Posts like a Ricer Type-R
 
Join Date: Aug 2002
Posts: 10
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
willwren is on a distinguished road
Default

I have new bolts for mine. They'll go in when I change them. I agree. A socket is going to be a PITA.
willwren is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-26-2006, 01:28 PM   #13
DINOSAURUS BOOSTUS

Expert Gearhead
 
BillBoost37's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2005
Location: Enfield, CT
Posts: 41,391
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
BillBoost37 is a glorious beacon of lightBillBoost37 is a glorious beacon of lightBillBoost37 is a glorious beacon of lightBillBoost37 is a glorious beacon of lightBillBoost37 is a glorious beacon of lightBillBoost37 is a glorious beacon of light
Default

eh.. the socket wasn't so bad. Although...making a job easier can be priceless in the long run.
BillBoost37 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-26-2006, 05:23 PM   #14
Junior Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Mar 2003
Location: Purgatory
Posts: 0
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
vital49 is on a distinguished road
Default

What a hassle this turned into...

I bought what looked to be the female counterpart to a T-40. The female counterparts are not called "T-anything", they're "E-whatever". I eneded up with the E8. Got home, the damn thing didn't fit. Too small. That was on the driver'* side. So, for *&Gs before going BACK to Napa, I tried it on the passenger side. The passenger side had 10 MM HEX HEAD bolts. I was really bent at this point.

So, I tried Boost'* suggestion with the 7 mm socket on the torx head bolts...no go. 7 MM too big. 6 MM was too small. Finally, I ended up getting them off with a 12 point 1/4 box end.

THEN, I went to Napa to return the incorrect tool (the E and bought two fresh 10 MM bolts and locking washers for the driver'* side.

It'* all back together now. I'm still not super happy with the stopping distance, but my 162,000 mile ORIGINAL shoes and wheel cylinders are fresh. And, my front brake pads are new as well. Maybe I have a slowly failing master cylinder....although, I'm not sure of the signs of a failing MC.
vital49 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-26-2006, 07:38 PM   #15
Junior Member
Posts like a Ricer Type-R
 
Join Date: Aug 2002
Posts: 10
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
willwren is on a distinguished road
Default

I had to manually adjust my rears twice after refrshing them this year. Don't count on the auto adjust. Tighten them to the point where you almost can't get the rear drums back on.
willwren is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-26-2006, 08:25 PM   #16
DINOSAURUS BOOSTUS

Expert Gearhead
 
BillBoost37's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2005
Location: Enfield, CT
Posts: 41,391
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
BillBoost37 is a glorious beacon of lightBillBoost37 is a glorious beacon of lightBillBoost37 is a glorious beacon of lightBillBoost37 is a glorious beacon of lightBillBoost37 is a glorious beacon of lightBillBoost37 is a glorious beacon of light
Default

Mark...flush your fluid at all wheels. After I did a brake job and had the power bleeder available I went for it. Wow.. made a huge difference between dirty used fluid and new fluid.

At WCBF WillWren asked what the heck I had on for brakes after he gave them a push.
BillBoost37 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-27-2006, 09:58 AM   #17
Junior Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Mar 2003
Location: Purgatory
Posts: 0
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
vital49 is on a distinguished road
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by willwren
I had to manually adjust my rears twice after refrshing them this year. Don't count on the auto adjust. Tighten them to the point where you almost can't get the rear drums back on.
Yes, I did exactly that before bolting the rear wheels back on. I don't trust the auto-adjusters either.

Boost--I'll give your suggestion a shot.
vital49 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-27-2006, 10:10 AM   #18
DINOSAURUS BOOSTUS

Expert Gearhead
 
BillBoost37's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2005
Location: Enfield, CT
Posts: 41,391
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
BillBoost37 is a glorious beacon of lightBillBoost37 is a glorious beacon of lightBillBoost37 is a glorious beacon of lightBillBoost37 is a glorious beacon of lightBillBoost37 is a glorious beacon of lightBillBoost37 is a glorious beacon of light
Default

The auto adjusters take a few pretty quick reverse stops to do their thing. I've been successful so far. It'* a bit harsher of a stop in reverse than most are willing to do though.
BillBoost37 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-27-2006, 12:56 PM   #19
Junior Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Mar 2003
Location: Purgatory
Posts: 0
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
vital49 is on a distinguished road
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by BillBoost37
The auto adjusters take a few pretty quick reverse stops to do their thing. I've been successful so far. It'* a bit harsher of a stop in reverse than most are willing to do though.
Getting up to 35 in reverse and CRAMMING on the brakes is a routine I use after every rear brake job. Doens't bother me....my wife on the other hand...sheeshh... She doens't like me doing that in the neighborhood.
vital49 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-27-2006, 01:32 PM   #20
DINOSAURUS BOOSTUS

Expert Gearhead
 
BillBoost37's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2005
Location: Enfield, CT
Posts: 41,391
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
BillBoost37 is a glorious beacon of lightBillBoost37 is a glorious beacon of lightBillBoost37 is a glorious beacon of lightBillBoost37 is a glorious beacon of lightBillBoost37 is a glorious beacon of lightBillBoost37 is a glorious beacon of light
Default

35mph....you maniac
BillBoost37 is offline   Reply With Quote
 
 
Reply

Related Topics
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
ARP Head Studs on a L67 Supercharged LowYota253 Pontiac 9 12-27-2013 01:37 AM
Torx Head Bolts mclaren66 2000-2005 7 01-10-2009 11:44 AM
ARP head studs...questions agrazela General GM Chat 3 08-05-2007 07:16 PM
WHEEL STUDS??? SLO92SE 1992-1999 9 10-11-2005 08:32 AM
anyone ever put in longer wheel studs?? 93 ssei mikey General GM Chat 1 09-26-2005 06:03 AM


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off



All times are GMT -4. The time now is 01:27 PM.


We are a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to Amazon.com and affiliated sites.