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Old 05-03-2012, 11:48 AM   #21
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Default Re: anyone ever use a 7mm hex?

I have used a 7mm hex socket on my front brake caliper pin bolts on my ford escape
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Old 05-03-2012, 11:54 AM   #22
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My 2002 MINI S disc brake caliper bolts. I'm sensing a theme here...
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Old 05-03-2012, 12:33 PM   #23
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Jaguar floating caliper slides.
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Old 05-03-2012, 03:17 PM   #24
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Default Re: anyone ever use a 7mm hex?

As mentioned earlier, everything from the '80's on BMW brake caliper guide bolts are 7mm (though I haven't checked the ones on the E90M3 yet...).

I have several 7mm 'allen' head sockets just because of this.
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Old 05-03-2012, 03:32 PM   #25
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they made a special tool so you could use any 7mm hex with a peanut butter wrench
I happen to have it.
That's interesting. Can you post a picture of that tool? My old Campy C-Record crankset required a 7mm hex for removal. Then in the mid90s, they conformed to the standard and are now using 8mm crank bolt extractors. Good Luck!
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Old 05-03-2012, 03:36 PM   #26
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Calipers on 80s Porsches if memory serves me correct.
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Old 05-03-2012, 07:55 PM   #27
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That's interesting. Can you post a picture of that tool? My old Campy C-Record crankset required a 7mm hex for removal. Then in the mid90s, they conformed to the standard and are now using 8mm crank bolt extractors. Good Luck!
7mm allen key holder, can be used inside a 15mm traditional crank bolt wrench:





with a 7mm SO hex socket in it:


a blurry pic of the Campagnolo pin tool needed to remove the 7mm crank bolts from the crankset, they used reverse threads by the way


A reverse threaded Campagnolo crank puller to use in case you removed the hex style and use a traditional 15mm crank bolt instead, note both parts are LH threaded not just the engagement part, these guys were definitely OCD:


Another favorite of mine from that era, the C-Record hub dust cap remover
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Old 05-03-2012, 10:56 PM   #28
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Very nice! You have a nice set of Campy tools! I've never seen that allen key holder, but like that you use a SO 7mm hex socket. The left hand thread crank puller is a very nice tool. I have the normal "righty" version. I also had that hub puller, but sold it when I gave away my C-Record hub rear wheel.

I agree that Campy tools are OCD - my favorite is Campy cone wrenches - simply sublime. Good Luck!
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rear disc brakes on later RS Chrysler/Dodge mini vans
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