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I have a 1990 bronco with a 5.8L and im having trouble getting off the intake manifold. Im replacing the passenger side valvecover/ gasket and must get the intake manifold off to get at it. There is a star pattern screw down "in" the manifold that i cant get at. I know it's size is T40. I have the socket but it is too wide.A torx screwdriver would work but no autoparts stores within 20 miles have the right size.:banghead Anyone else had this problem or suggestions of how to get at the screw???? ANy ideas would be appreciated.
 

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I have a 1990 bronco with a 5.8L and im having trouble getting off the intake manifold. Im replacing the passenger side valvecover/ gasket and must get the intake manifold off to get at it. There is a star pattern screw down "in" the manifold that i cant get at. I know it's size is T40. I have the socket but it is too wide.A torx screwdriver would work but no autoparts stores within 20 miles have the right size.:banghead Anyone else had this problem or suggestions of how to get at the screw???? ANy ideas would be appreciated.
if you got the torx bit w/ the socket attachment, pop out the torx and use a 1/4" socket (or whatever fits it nicly) to put the torx bit in. then go after it with a ratchet.know what I mean?

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You dont have your location posted, but the specialized bit is also available from the Cornwell tool dude. Probably available from Snap-Off etc too.
 

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they also make a t-handle screw driver with that T40 bit, thats what I use. It fits right down in there
I second that Sears sells em if you break it just take it back no truck to track down....
 

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If'n you needs it off like this weekend, try this



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:stupid

Thats what I was trying to describe in my first post. Works pretty good, but it would be nice to have the right tool for the right job.

KC
 

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If it's the factory 5.8L manifold, THIS is the best tool:




:toothless

Can you tell I hate the factory manifold setup?
 

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I just had to deal with this. Harbor Freight has 1/4" drive torx bits which will fit in the space provided provided you use a 1/4" extension. It was only like $8 or so for a set of 5 or 6 bits including the T40 you need. I had a 3/8" drive bit and it was no go.

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GHETTO STYLE! :rockon
 

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purely a one-off. :toothless
 

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I was able to take the socket and use a magnet put it in through the front of the intake then take a 6in ext and connect them togeather under the manafold, once i figured it out it was simple:beer
 

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GHETTO STYLE! :rockon
Nice! lol

I have one of those 3/8"-drive sockets with the T40 bit permanently set inside of it. I put it to my bench grinder and ground-down the socket until it was skinny enough to fit in the upper plenum's channel.
 

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Where is the torx bolt

help please. I can't locate the torx bolt, where exactly is it. I can't post a photo of mine to show you. have a 1990 bronco with a 5.8L. Thank you.:banghead:banghead
 

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help please. I can't locate the torx bolt, where exactly is it. I can't post a photo of mine to show you. have a 1990 bronco with a 5.8L. Thank you.:banghead:banghead
Center of the intake, passenger side. There is a small opening there.
 
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