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Bosch Adds OTC Specialty Tools

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Bosch Automotive Service Solutions has introduced two OTC specialty tools for Ford Super Duty pickup bed service, water pump service and ball joint service.

The company says the new tools are compatible with vehicles from various makes and models.

A description of the new socket, 53-plus socket set and water pump pully remover/installer follow.

5932-24 External Torx Plus Socket – The OTC External Torx Plus Socket, made of superior S2 steel, is specially designed with a reduced chamfer for immediate “lobe to bolt head” hook up. The socket is required for the 2017 Ford Super Duty pickup bed where a low profile 24mm external Torx Plus bolt head is used.

5900A-Plus Master Torx Bit Socket Set, 53 Piece – The OTC Master Torx Bit Socket Set includes various sizes of Torx, Torx Plus, Tamper Resistant Torx, Bit Sockets and External Torx Sockets in ¼-inch, 3/8-inch and ½-inch square drive. Additionally, the set includes a special 24mm External Torx Plus Socket required for the 2017 Ford Super Duty pickup bed where a low profile 24mm external Torx PLUS bolt head is used. The set comes in an organized hard plastic clamshell case for added protection.

7483A Water Pump Pulley Remover/Installer – The OTC Water Pump Pulley Remover/Installer includes all the tools to help technicians remove and install water pump pulleys faster and easier. The puller is compatible with specific Ford, Lincoln and Mercury 3.0L DOHC (dual overhead cam) engines.

In addition, OTC has released the 6529MAN-17 Ball Joint Application Guide. The guide includes updated coverage through the 2017 model year. It is used in conjunction with OTC ball joint service kits for cars and trucks with adapters and “C” frame, and features a year-make-model lookup chart listing the removal and installation adapter requirements. Additionally, application diagrams show the assembly for installation and removal of ball joints and visual examples.

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