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Old 01-07-2018, 12:33 PM   #1
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My wifeís daily is a 2011 Volvo S80. I need to replace the fuel sensor at the end of the fuel rail and clearance to get into what I believe to be a T 25 Torx screw is small to say the least, and to add a problem it looks like it may be some what stripped, at least what I can tell from the picture.
I think I need a small offset ratchet to get into the space but I canít find any around town. I got a set of sockets from HF but I donít have the clearance even with a 1/4 ratchet. With the socket on its to long to get into that tight space.

I need help and suggestions, Anybody





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Old 01-07-2018, 10:28 PM   #2
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i will never understand why cars are made this way, other than to force it back to the dealer. a man has got to be a fucking contortionist to get some of these bolts and clamps.

stupidity like that just pisses me off.
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You have a couple of options. The first is to get a set of torx allen keys. They have the same 90 degree bend an allen wrench does but they have a torx on the end. The second is to get a t25 torx bit and a 1/4" wrench. It will be difficult because you'll have to apply torque with the wrench while pressing down on the torx bit to keep it from walking. They also make ratcheting drivers for bits with a regular 1/4" shank, kind of like a gearwrench. Also, keep one of those telescoping magnets right next to the bit while you're working. It will fall out at least once and it's nice to be able to catch it before it falls into the abyss, never to be seen again.

Either way it's a pain in the ass. The old RWD volvos are absolute cake to work on.
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Update
I got it done and it fixed the problem. Found a right angle bit driver at Lowe’s on sale.

So let’s do the math.

Fuel sensor from RockAuto.Com $30.00 w/sh. Dealer price, same Bosch part $313.00
Can of Synthetic Grease ( for O ring) $8.00. Labor at dealer $279.00
My time about 20 minutes ( Priceless)

My cost total. $38.00. Dealer price. $592.00

What a F#*’ing R.I.P. off.
Thanks to this board I had the confidence to do it my self and save big on the price.


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Glad to hear it! My mom has a similar vintage v70 wagon with the same engine. It's an absolute cluster fuck of an engine and it looks like they built the whole front end of the car around it. I refuse to wrench on it.
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btw with those irritating torx that always strip, you can lay a papertowell over the head and then put the bit into the head. it will sop up the oil and take the slack out of the slightly rounded torx head. i do this on vw's that have those sorts of repeat issues.
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