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post #61 of 697 Old 19th December 2017, 11:46 PM
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What is so special about that tool that is different from any other torx bit?
The diameter of the base is smaller so it will slide up to the bolt. Normal bits are too fat and won't fit between the solenoid cylinder and head.
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Having a purpose built tool would have been nice. I made my own special tool with a 1/4" drive torx bit I had in a forgotten corner of the tool chest, a 1/4" short/long socket, and a universal joint.

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Sophie said with the tool radiator removal isnt needed. Anyone else who used the tool find that to be the case?
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Sophie said with the tool radiator removal isnt needed. Anyone else who used the tool find that to be the case?
I removed the radiator for ease of access and to prevent damage. Removing and installing the radiator isn't hard at all, the cooling system bleeds itself, and takes just a few minutes. I removed it again two weeks later to install my power pulleys and new idler pulleys.
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Latest update:

I should get a small batch from the manufacturer on Dec 28 and with shipping time taken into account, I should be able to have them in stock in early Jan. This is earlier than I thought. But the bad news is there are only 200 of valves in this batch. With next batch delivery time still unknown...



One more update is regarding the special tool, the Torx 20 bit(83300495134), I was told by BMW dealership that there are 6 of them in the entire world now. With my order, they will need to manufacture more of those and there is no clear visibility on that. I might have to come up with some aftermarket options for that Torx bit as well.



Also to answer some of your questions:

Yes, it would be shipped worldwide with your preferred carrier, either USPS/EMS, UPS, FedEx, or DHL. It will be sold on eBay, Amazon, and my own website, whichever way is convenient for you. More details to come with the exact on sale dates and channels as we are getting closer to later this month or the first week of Jan.


So how do we get on the list or pre-pay


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200 is a good start and can supply 50 of us with all 4. Some might not even want all 4 just 2 spares or so. And as of right now there havent been anywhere near 50 of us that said we are in. This is post 67 and I have chimed in several times.

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I had made my own tools last time also but as I recall the joy of pulling these out and then reinstalling... I would be much happier to have the tool.

I am ready to buy a set of 4, if possible please put me on your list.
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I'm in I'll take a set of 4 payment ready whenever your ready

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I'm also in and buy 4 solenoids.

Sophie: Do you have some sort of a list for the users who have posted in this thread that they will buy the solenoids or do we have to order those through the channels you have mentioned couple of posts earlier?

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