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Old 01-02-2008, 05:13 PM   #26
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L to R: Snap-On® Torx® T-70 bit with ½” drive socket; GreatNeck® Torx® T-70 bit with 3/8” drive socket.

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Old 01-03-2008, 10:23 AM   #27
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I just put a clean latex glove around the outside and went to town with a large monkey wrench. The skin on my knuckles grew back within a month.

I think I will be using a nice, new T70 this time, though
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Old 01-03-2008, 10:43 AM   #28
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I just put a clean latex glove around the outside and went to town with a large monkey wrench. The skin on my knuckles grew back within a month.

I think I will be using a nice, new T70 this time, though

Ouch!

Well, when you're in the market for a T70 Torx socket, please give me the opportunity to help you with that.

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Old 01-07-2008, 08:23 AM   #29
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when i said and allen (hex key) would fit i didnt mean use an allen as a wrench on the torx bit i meant that a big hex head will fit in the torx bolt with out damaging/rounding the inside of the head if that made sense to anyone
That makes no sense at all. Just buy the T-70
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Old 01-07-2008, 10:12 AM   #30
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I'd like to know why you can find T-60 and smaller bits all over the place, but Subaru chose to go with the seldom seen T-70. I'd also like to know where I can find a cheap T-70 socket, since it will likely only ever seen use 5 times in its life... no offense TOOL
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Old 01-07-2008, 12:06 PM   #31
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I'd like to know why you can find T-60 and smaller bits all over the place, but Subaru chose to go with the seldom seen T-70. I'd also like to know where I can find a cheap T-70 socket, since it will likely only ever seen use 5 times in its life... no offense TOOL
I cannot speak on Subaru's behalf, but typically a manufacturer considers a number of things to determine a certain fastener size to use (regardless of what bit size is commonly found in the marketplace): necessary torque holding requirements, vibration, surrounding materials, temperature range, etc. You can bet Subaru did the same for us.

No offense taken at all. But looking for a cheap alternative to something because of its infrequent use may be considered fine in other areas of life, however that logic is frightening IMO when used in terms of automotive maintenance.

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Old 01-12-2008, 02:32 AM   #32
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This is exactly why I replaced the T70 plug with the standard plug........
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Old 01-13-2008, 05:39 PM   #33
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I'd like to know why you can find T-60 and smaller bits all over the place, but Subaru chose to go with the seldom seen T-70. I'd also like to know where I can find a cheap T-70 socket, since it will likely only ever seen use 5 times in its life... no offense TOOL
Just got a GreatNeck 3/8 T70 at Autozone for 3.99. S2 steel (whatever that is) and heat treated.
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Old 06-06-2008, 10:33 AM   #34
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did it explode on you or did the autozone one work out ok? i had to use a reducer (1/2" to 3/8") once on a tire and had exploded the reducer...then another time also 3/8" i exploded the socket...
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Old 06-06-2008, 11:41 AM   #35
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did it explode on you or did the autozone one work out ok? i had to use a reducer (1/2" to 3/8") once on a tire and had exploded the reducer...then another time also 3/8" i exploded the socket...

When subject to that much stress, it is common that a 3/8" drive T70 and/or its counterparts will fail that way. Even though a 3/8" drive T70 may work, we strongly recommend 1/2" drive T70 sockets if being used on Subaru transmission drain plugs (especially if its the very first time being removed). The 3/8" drive T70 is better suited for the Chevrolet truck brake application (though we would still suggest using a 1/2" drive for that too).
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Old 06-06-2008, 06:39 PM   #36
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i'm about to hit you guys up ultimatetool!

i'm a decent wrencher...but better at breaking things...LOL...

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Old 09-29-2008, 01:31 AM   #37
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I actually found a T70 at Autozone, it was the last one, but the gentleman at the store said they can special order them.
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Old 10-18-2008, 10:38 PM   #38
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I actually found a T70 at Autozone, it was the last one, but the gentleman at the store said they can special order them.
Yes, Autozone has them. Approx. $4 and instant gratification.
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Old 11-22-2008, 10:04 PM   #39
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weewaywoo = n00b of the week award, this needs stickied for awhile as this really is a great deal.

<------early 04 owner with old style bolt unlike you later 04+ poor bastards with the T70.

i have a 05 that has the torx bit... wierd
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Old 11-22-2008, 10:51 PM   #40
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i have a 05 that has the torx bit... wierd
Yep late 04's and 05's have the torx bit. I dont know about 06+ but I would assume so.
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Old 01-26-2009, 06:32 PM   #41
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Just got a GreatNeck 3/8 T70 at Autozone for 3.99. S2 steel (whatever that is) and heat treated.
Yeah, I got the same thing a few weeks ago.

Used it to change my fluid this weekend for the first time.


It did fine. I could feel the wrench flex, the actual bit was fine though.

I was afraid I would have to order this seldom used bit.

Autozone FTW.
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Old 01-31-2009, 01:39 PM   #42
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Buy a T-70. It's cheaper than a replacement bolt or the labor it will take to get your stripped bolt out.

FYI, the replacement tranny drain plug part # = 32103AA080 and the corresponding brass gasket = 803926070

https://www.subarugenuineparts.com/oe_parts_cat.html

This is good information for those that use a T60 and it doesn't work so well.
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Old 02-08-2009, 09:23 AM   #43
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According to Ultimatetools website, the '04 - '06 STI don't need the T70 tool? So what does the STI use, the T60??
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Old 03-29-2009, 09:05 AM   #44
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Maintenance manual says it's torqued to 51.6 ft-lb. You shouldnt need a breaker bar.
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Old 05-26-2009, 05:35 AM   #45
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Randomly saw a T70 chillen at AutoZone...picked 'er up for $4
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Old 08-10-2009, 04:36 PM   #46
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Yes, Autozone has them. Approx. $4 and instant gratification.
Until it shatters on you haha. I bought one at autozone to drain my tranny fluid the other day and the god damn thing blew up on me when i tried loosening up the drain plug. Must not have been heat treated properly. Gonna borrow one from the Snap-On guy now, because I know that one won't break on me.
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Old 08-29-2009, 01:08 AM   #47
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Stupid question: is the brass gasket reusable or should it be replaced every time? I've reused it in the past.
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Old 09-24-2009, 06:27 PM   #48
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The link wouldnt work for me so I checked the USO website and there it said that the DOD has suspended all "any serviceman" mail. Is this still going to work? Please leave details.
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Old 06-15-2010, 08:42 AM   #49
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Autozone has them for $3.99 - part number 24285

http://www.autozone.com/autozone/cat...ame=Driver+Bit
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When you're in a pinch you can use a big pipe wrench. I wasn't reusing my 5-speed so I wasn't concerned with retightening the plug, but I dont see whey you couldn't, just be careful.
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