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Old 12-31-2004, 01:03 PM   #1
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Default Righty Loosy....Lefty Tighty !!!

Confirmed that the T-50 bolt for my */C belt idler pulley is lefthand !!

I now have one very tight bolt....actually got another 1/8th of a turn out of it...in the wrong direction.

It'* finally been changed.
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Let me be the first to tell you thanks for sparing the rest of us the trouble of a broken off bolt when we go to replace the idler...

Even though, when that time comes, I probably won't remember this... oh well...
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im surpised you didnt break that T-50 torx bit
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yes the Idler and the belt tensioner are the only left hand bolts on the car
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All I have to say is:

Holy ****!!!! That'* gonna leave a mark!
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im surpised you didnt break that T-50 torx bit
So am I, considering I used a 24" breaker bar on it.

Quality hardened tools help.
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im surpised you didnt break that T-50 torx bit
So am I, considering I used a 24" breaker bar on it.

Quality hardened tools help.
o my old car to take the rotors of you had to remove the caliper bracket well i broke 2 snap-on T-60'* and 1 Craftsman neway i torched the old bolts and put new ones on
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