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MK6 06 Transit front seat bolts

Postby Geoff Ingle » Tue Nov 17, 2009 6:38 pm

Hi.
I want to remove my passenger front seat, the bolts look like the TORX type.
The seat fixing bolt star size is about 11mm across the star.
Are these bolts special to Ford ?
I have a TORX T55 wrench which is too small but only just, so I purchased a DRAPER T60 (called a "TX-STAR") but it's too big.
I assumed that if a T55 was just too small, then I needed a T60-but no.
Does any know the type and size please. Also, where I can buy one in Maldon Chelmsford Essex area.

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Re: MK6 06 Transit front seat bolts

Postby jumbo camper » Tue Nov 17, 2009 10:47 pm

Hi, im having the same problem......can anybody help?? thanks paul
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Re: MK6 06 Transit front seat bolts

Postby winterheating » Tue Nov 17, 2009 11:01 pm

are you sure the t60 is to big :?: did you knock it in , they are a nice tight fit. :?:

if theres any muck in head the the t55 would need knocking in to become tight.
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Re: MK6 06 Transit front seat bolts

Postby winterheating » Tue Nov 17, 2009 11:06 pm

TORX (pronounced "TORKS", rhyming with "forks"), developed by Camcar LLC of Acument Global Technologies (formerly Camcar Textron), is the trademark for a type of screw head characterized by a 6-point star-shaped pattern (in the same way that slotted heads, Phillips, hex socket, and Robertson have linear, cruciform, hexagonal, and square tips, respectively). People unfamiliar with the trademark generally use the term star, as in star screwdriver or star bits. The generic name is hexalobular internal driving feature and is standardised by the International Organization for Standardization as ISO 10664. TORX is frequently styled Torx despite the official all-caps trademark styling.

By design, TORX head screws resist cam-out better than Phillips head or slot head (flathead) screws. Where Phillips heads were designed to cause the driver to cam out, to prevent over-tightening, TORX heads were designed to prevent it. The reason for this was the development of better torque-limiting automatic screwdrivers for use in factories. Rather than rely on the tool slipping out of the screw head when a torque level is reached, thereby risking damage to the driver tip, screw head and workpiece, the driver design achieves a desired torque consistently. Camcar LLC claims this can increase tool bit life by ten times or more. Today there are also other solutions, such as the AW type of screw head developed by the Würth group in Germany.

TORX drive system was developed in the Camcar Technical center, located in Rockford, Illinois, USA.

TORX screws are commonly found on automobiles, bicycle brake systems, hard disk drives, computer systems (Compaq uses almost exclusively T15 screws) and consumer electronics. Initially, they were used in applications requiring tamper-resistance since the drive systems and screwdrivers were not widely available; as drivers became more common, tamper-resistant variants, as described below, were developed.[1] Today, TORX screws are also becoming increasingly popular in construction industries.

Camcar LLC developed an improved profile, designated TORX PLUS.



See Standard Torx Tools Index
Point to Point Dimensions

Size Inch
P to P Metric
P to P Maximum Torque
Range
T1 .031 .81mm .02 to .03 N m
T2 .036 .93mm .07 to .09 N m
T3 .046 1.10mm .14 to .18 N m
T4 .050 1.28mm .22 to .28 N m
T5 .055" 1.42 mm .43 to .51 N m
T6 .066" 1.70 mm .75 to .9 N m
T7 .078" 1.99 mm 1.4 to 1.7 N m
T8 .090" 2.31 mm 2.2 to 2.6 N m
T9 .098" 2.50 mm 2.8 to 3.4 N m
T10 .107" 2.74 mm 3.7 to 4.5 N m
T15 .128" 3.27 mm 6.4 to 7.7 N m
T20 .151" 3.86 mm 10.5 to 12.7 N m
T25 .173" 4.43 mm 15.9 to 19 N m
T27 .195" 4.99 mm 22.5 to 26.9 N m
T30 .216" 5.52 mm 31.1 to 37.4 N m
T40 .260" 6.65 mm 54.1 to 65.1 N m
T45 .306" 7.82 mm 86 to 103.2 N m
T50 .346" 8.83 mm 132 to 158 N m
T55 .440" 11.22 mm 218 to 256 N m
T60 .519 13.25 mm 379 to 445 N m
T70 .610 15.51 mm 630 t0 700 N m
T80 .690 17.54 mm 943 to 1048 N m
T90 .784 19.92 mm 1334 to 1483 N m
T100 .871 22.13 mm 1843 to 2048 N m

1 N m = 8.851 lbf • in


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Re: MK6 06 Transit front seat bolts

Postby huey » Wed Nov 18, 2009 1:17 am

TORX (pronounced Hoor's B&*tard)....
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Re: MK6 06 Transit front seat bolts

Postby Brains Mk6 transit » Wed Nov 18, 2009 1:33 am

i used the t55 maybe someones rounded yours but now i want to try the t60 :lol:
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Re: MK6 06 Transit front seat bolts

Postby jumbo camper » Wed Nov 18, 2009 7:26 pm

Hi. They are ribe fittings! i poped into paynes the transit dealer in hinckley this afternoon and first off the lad on the service desk said that they were torx but after telling him that torx bits dont fit he went and asked in the workshop to be told that the are a ribe fitting....there are loads on ebay and halfords stock them so im poping into town in a mo and try and find out what size it is so that i dont have to buy the set. :D paul
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Re: MK6 06 Transit front seat bolts

Postby sc_BK » Wed Nov 18, 2009 8:49 pm

Well I've always taken them out with torx bits?

Maybe someone has changed the bolts at some stage? :?
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Re: MK6 06 Transit front seat bolts

Postby MrMPuk » Wed Nov 18, 2009 8:51 pm

The bolts on my 05 seat wern't torx but a torx bit kind of fits and does the job.
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Re: MK6 06 Transit front seat bolts

Postby jumbo camper » Wed Nov 18, 2009 9:24 pm

Hi again. just got back from halfords and they sell a set of ribe bits for £29.99 but not one to fit my van! the set includes a No10 which is too loose and a No12 which is too big so my guess is its number 11 and it seems that number 11 is only available in the larger sets on ebay. :? paul
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Re: MK6 06 Transit front seat bolts

Postby winterheating » Wed Nov 18, 2009 9:31 pm

you should do it with a t55, pick the muck out of head and knock it in so its tight.
the torx bits are tapered.

arnt the ribe bits different amount of teeth and rounded ends :?
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Re: MK6 06 Transit front seat bolts

Postby jumbo camper » Wed Nov 18, 2009 9:34 pm

That sounds like a great idea!!! hammer it in yeeee haaaaa cow boys r us! i dont think so somehow just buy the proper tool for a few quid and the bolts will allways be good to use again.
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Re: MK6 06 Transit front seat bolts

Postby winterheating » Wed Nov 18, 2009 9:38 pm

jumbo camper wrote:That sounds like a great idea!!! hammer it in yeeee haaaaa cow boys r us! i dont think so somehow just buy the proper tool for a few quid and the bolts will allways be good to use again.


no the torx bits are tapered, you can get muck in head of bolt, you normally have to knock it in to get a nice tight fit so you dont round the bit and head :!:

have a look here ribe bits(polydrive) are different 2 torx.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Torx
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Re: MK6 06 Transit front seat bolts

Postby Dan T » Wed Nov 18, 2009 9:39 pm

jumbo camper wrote:That sounds like a great idea!!! hammer it in yeeee haaaaa cow boys r us! i dont think so somehow just buy the proper tool for a few quid and the bolts will allways be good to use again.

Even if it was a torx, you should hammer it in to ensure a good fit so the bolt head isn't damaged or the bit it self.
A good ribe bit or set would be quite expensive, just like all other good tools £££'s
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Re: MK6 06 Transit front seat bolts

Postby MrMPuk » Wed Nov 18, 2009 9:49 pm

winterheating wrote:
jumbo camper wrote:That sounds like a great idea!!! hammer it in yeeee haaaaa cow boys r us! i dont think so somehow just buy the proper tool for a few quid and the bolts will allways be good to use again.


no the torx bits are tapered, you can get muck in head of bolt, you normally have to knock it in to get a nice tight fit so you dont round the bit and head :!:

have a look here ribe bits(polydrive) are different 2 torx.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Torx

Either way, they aren't torx bolts.
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