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      10-29-2012, 09:16 AM   #6
bigvic4545
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Drives: 2007 328xi
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Originally Posted by MilwMonstr View Post
Quick question,
I am doing my water pump/t-stat this weekend, parts already ordered, but I donít have a set of external Torx sockets. Does any know what size is required for the water pump bolts? The sears near me stocks a set that goes to E16 (E6, E7, E8, E10, E12, E14, E16) which I will buy, but I just want to be sure that will work before I have the car torn apart. I am not really familiar with the external Torx sizes, although I admit I should have bought a set the day I bought the car since there are so many under the hood.

TIA.

Just did my water pump and tstat this weekend. It is about a 3-4 hour job, and small hands are very helpful. The toughest part is removing the coolant hoses in a very small area. The Tstat is held by 2 10mm bolts and the Water Pump is held by 3 E10 torx bolts. The water pump bolts are very diffucult to remove as they are in a tight space. I couldnt have removed them without a 6 inch extension using a small 3/8 ratchet. good luck
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