View Full Version : so i went to install my catback...

03-10-2006, 06:41 PM
and tried every possible socket we had to take the bolts off the downpipe... hopefully someone knows what size?
i have a 99.5 1.8t qm
if someone could help that'd be great

03-10-2006, 06:55 PM

03-10-2006, 07:02 PM
you mmust remember where these cars came from

03-10-2006, 07:07 PM
it's either metric, torx, allen, or you need a special tool for just about everything on the car.

03-10-2006, 07:18 PM
it's probably ruste all around so make sure you brush it with something like a steel brush to get all of the rust and dirt off. Taking off the DP is the hardest part of the job just to let you know.

03-10-2006, 07:23 PM
yes, we used standard and mm and there isn't a spec of rust on it.. the 12mm wouldn't catch and the 11mm wouldn't even fit

03-10-2006, 07:34 PM
I wound up using a 1/2 socket. The rust had 'shrunk' he bolts a bit. PB Blaster them overnight and remember you have to take them out from the bottom. The nuts are most likely welded on. Mine were.

03-10-2006, 08:45 PM
the fasteners rust, pick the smaller size and whack it on.

03-10-2006, 09:37 PM
well, my cat blew off my turbo so when the shop welded that back on he put a new downpipe on as well. so everything is in perfect condition since he did this like 2 weeks ago so nothing is rusted. this has just been really bothering me since i've been trying to put it on for about a month now and i've had numerous people try but havn't been able to find the right socket size.