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      03-11-2017, 03:33 PM   #102
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Originally Posted by Duckengine View Post
Hey guys - ready to remove the rod bolts and was going to use the 12mm 12 point socket but it feels like it's slipping. I tried it another bolt and it feels the same. The socket fits good but not perfect. I looked up different types of bolt heads and found one called a double hex. Am I using the wrong socket and should I get one if these double hex sockets?
I experienced the exact same issue, my 12mm 12 point socket did not fit tight on the OEM bolts. I almost stripped one while removing them as well, but I was able to remove all of them in the end. All of the DIY's I've ever seen for the S65 rod bearings list the 12mm 12 point socket. I chalked up my experience to a low quality socket, but after looking up the double hex just now I wonder if you aren't on to something there. Just be careful and you should be fine, many other people have completed the job with the socket you have.