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Connecting rod bolts on McCulloch 125 SP
« on: April 17, 2014, 07:52:14 pm »
The connecting rod bolts on this saw have what looks like I would need a female version of a Torx type socket to not booger up the heads?  Is there such a thing or will a normal socket get er done OK?

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Re: Connecting rod bolts on McCulloch 125 SP
« Reply #1 on: April 17, 2014, 08:10:50 pm »
Look at a regular hex 12 point socket?
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Re: Connecting rod bolts on McCulloch 125 SP
« Reply #2 on: April 17, 2014, 09:41:36 pm »
I did find some "splined" sockets on evilbay but I really don't need a whole set.

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Re: Connecting rod bolts on McCulloch 125 SP
« Reply #3 on: April 17, 2014, 09:50:50 pm »
The 125 has been made for a few years?

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Re: Connecting rod bolts on McCulloch 125 SP
« Reply #4 on: April 17, 2014, 10:10:47 pm »
$14.95 and free shipping
http://www.ebay.com/itm/Powerbuilt-8-pc-3-8-Drive-SAE-Spline-Socket-Set-641990-/291052804673?hash=item43c4195a41&item=291052804673&pt=Motors_Automotive_Tools&vxp=mtr
Handles square head, 6 point star, regular 6 point, regular 12 point, 12 point spline, and rounded points on 6 flats.

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Re: Connecting rod bolts on McCulloch 125 SP
« Reply #5 on: April 18, 2014, 08:26:12 am »
$14.95 and free shipping
http://www.ebay.com/itm/Powerbuilt-8-pc-3-8-Drive-SAE-Spline-Socket-Set-641990-/291052804673?hash=item43c4195a41&item=291052804673&pt=Motors_Automotive_Tools&vxp=mtr
Handles square head, 6 point star, regular 6 point, regular 12 point, 12 point spline, and rounded points on 6 flats.

That way you would be prepared for whatever came down the line?

Saw that one and it would be a good choice if it had a 1/4 size.

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Re: Connecting rod bolts on McCulloch 125 SP
« Reply #6 on: April 19, 2014, 09:53:12 pm »
It's a special six splined socket .I have both the socket and the wrench .It's the only tool I've seen exactly like that .Flea-bay some time   ago .

A regular 10-32 by 5/8" socket head cap screw will not work either .The head is too wide to clear the stuffer .A low head won't work either, too tall and wide .What would work is a turned down socket head with kind of a flange similar to the splined screw .I've turned down several for people .

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Re: Connecting rod bolts on McCulloch 125 SP
« Reply #7 on: April 19, 2014, 09:55:50 pm »
If I get a chance the next couple days I'll find the thing and post the number which I think is on it .

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Re: Connecting rod bolts on McCulloch 125 SP
« Reply #8 on: April 23, 2014, 03:29:48 pm »
After much digging on the net I found an NOS socket wrench!  Va hooo!

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Re: Connecting rod bolts on McCulloch 125 SP
« Reply #9 on: April 28, 2014, 01:57:02 pm »
After much digging on the net I found an NOS socket !  Va hooo!

My socket arrived and the bolts are out.  Now there must be some trick to getting the crank out??  The bearing in the side cover wants to stay with the side cover which will not let the crank clear the case. Just trying to keep from wrecking anything.

 

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