Tool sizes for nuts, screws and fitments

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Tool sizes for nuts, screws and fitments

Post by sk93 » Sun Jun 27, 2010 10:53 pm

Considering the plethorah of tools I rifle through trying to find the right size whenever I'm doing something on the Zed, and because the TIS doesn't seem it beneficial to list the required tools for a job, I thought I'd create this list.
I know I'll find it useful, which is why I'm doing it, but I thought I'd share it here, rather than save it as a text document on my machine, just incase anyone else would benefit.

This list should be considered a *living* list, meaning that as and when I find them, I'll update this first post and add more tools and sizes to it. If you have any that are not listed, then please comment away and I'll add them.
Hopefully, one day, we'll have a complete reference :)

anyways, here's the list so far:
    • Business CD Headunit Mountings - Medium Pozidriv Screwdriver
    • Rear wing aerial mount - 5mm Allen key
    • Brake Disc Guide Bolt - 6mm Allen key
    • Caliper Guide Bolts - 7mm Allen key
    • Caliper Carrier Guide Bolts - 16mm Spanner
    • Oil Filter Canister Cap - 36mm Socket / Spanner
    • Oil Sump Inspection Hatch - Medium Posidriv Screwdriver
    • Oil Sump Plug - 17mm Socket
    • Fuse Box Lid Bolts - 8mm Allen key
    • Wiper Arm Securing Bolt - 15mm Socket / Spanner
    • Scuttle-Panel Securing Screws - Small Flat-head Screwdriver
    • Wiper Motor Assembly Securing Bolts - Torx 30 Driver
    • Wiper Motor Back-plate Bolts - Torx 20 Driver
    • Wheel nuts - 17mm Socket
    • 108 Alloy wheel split-rim bolts - 8mm double hex drive

BMW Z4 Toolbox Contents:
    • 5mm
    • 6mm
    • 7mm
    • 8mm Double Hex
    • Torx 20
    • Torx 30
    • Small Flat-head
    • Medium Posidriv
    • 15mm
    • 16mm
    • 15mm
    • 17mm
    • 36mm

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Re: Tool sizes for nuts, screws and fitments

Post by cj10jeeper » Mon Jun 28, 2010 9:04 am

OK if it helps but a set of each of the key tools woudl cover it off with just the odd item like a 36mm oil filter socket. I think your list will just grow until you have most sizes in metric of key tools

I just have a full set of each of torx, allen keys (most keys and sockets) 6mm upwards spanners (ring, open, socket and ratchet) 12 point star drives and a rack of screwdrivers.
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