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Old 10-02-2012, 04:36 PM   #1
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So I looked everywhere for an answer to this and couldn't find one. I am trying to diassemble my Intake AVCS cam gears so they dont damage my newly built engine and heads. They have a 5 point bolt that I have never seen before. Wikipedia calls it a pentalobular security bit and is slightly famous because apple uses the bit for the Iphone. The Iphone bits are far to small for this and general hardware stores don't carry it. Any help in finding the bit I need or a workaround would be greatly appreciated!

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Old 10-02-2012, 06:05 PM   #2
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Snap-On has them call up Outfront Motorsports they rebuild them all the timeand they can tell you for sure. However there is a non-replaceable gasket in the cam do not destroy or throw away. At least the last time I checked you can not buy a new gasket.
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Old 10-02-2012, 06:41 PM   #3
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Old 10-02-2012, 08:09 PM   #4
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chuckles is right--snap-on does carry the set--I used a set a friend of mine had to take a set of gears apart.
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Old 10-02-2012, 08:40 PM   #5
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I have a big set (for my car) and a little set (for my Apple stuff, LOL). I wish you were local.
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Old 10-02-2012, 10:54 PM   #6
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So I looked everywhere for an answer to this and couldn't find one. I am trying to diassemble my Intake AVCS cam gears so they dont damage my newly built engine and heads. They have a 5 point bolt that I have never seen before. Wikipedia calls it a pentalobular security bit and is slightly famous because apple uses the bit for the Iphone. The Iphone bits are far to small for this and general hardware stores don't carry it. Any help in finding the bit I need or a workaround would be greatly appreciated!

Thanks
Shane Smith

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yeah we have the bit but forget that, how about your damaged pin hole, that gear is junk!!!
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Old 10-03-2012, 10:31 AM   #7
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^^^^Yep........had a set that looked a little worse that i ended up using......couldnt for the life of me figure out why my timing marks were WAY off..................freakin aluminum hole egg shaped on me and almost screwed the pooch lol
Dont use it dude
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Old 10-03-2012, 10:55 AM   #8
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yeah we have the bit but forget that, how about your damaged pin hole, that gear is junk!!!
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^^^^Yep........had a set that looked a little worse that i ended up using......couldnt for the life of me figure out why my timing marks were WAY off..................freakin aluminum hole egg shaped on me and almost screwed the pooch lol
Dont use it dude
Ya Discovered that last night....New ones on the way. Thanks for the heads up.
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