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Old 03-01-2008, 06:09 PM   #1
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HELP! Removing intake manifold...

I have a 1990 bronco with a 5.8L and im having trouble getting off the intake manifold. Im replacing the passenger side valvecover/ gasket and must get the intake manifold off to get at it. There is a star pattern screw down "in" the manifold that i cant get at. I know it's size is T40. I have the socket but it is too wide.A torx screwdriver would work but no autoparts stores within 20 miles have the right size. Anyone else had this problem or suggestions of how to get at the screw???? ANy ideas would be appreciated.
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Old 03-01-2008, 06:18 PM   #2
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I have a 1990 bronco with a 5.8L and im having trouble getting off the intake manifold. Im replacing the passenger side valvecover/ gasket and must get the intake manifold off to get at it. There is a star pattern screw down "in" the manifold that i cant get at. I know it's size is T40. I have the socket but it is too wide.A torx screwdriver would work but no autoparts stores within 20 miles have the right size. Anyone else had this problem or suggestions of how to get at the screw???? ANy ideas would be appreciated.
if you got the torx bit w/ the socket attachment, pop out the torx and use a 1/4" socket (or whatever fits it nicly) to put the torx bit in. then go after it with a ratchet.know what I mean?

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Old 03-01-2008, 06:23 PM   #3
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they also make a t-handle screw driver with that T40 bit, thats what I use. It fits right down in there
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Old 03-01-2008, 08:51 PM   #4
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You dont have your location posted, but the specialized bit is also available from the Cornwell tool dude. Probably available from Snap-Off etc too.
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Old 03-01-2008, 08:58 PM   #5
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they also make a t-handle screw driver with that T40 bit, thats what I use. It fits right down in there
I second that Sears sells em if you break it just take it back no truck to track down....
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Thats what I was trying to describe in my first post. Works pretty good, but it would be nice to have the right tool for the right job.

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