Jaguar xfs 275bhp reg 2009 brake pads

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I never realised a 9mm allen key was so rare 🥴
Yup - and if you look you'll find there's also a socket that's not included in socket sets (17mm?) . Can't remember the size exactly but it's the one Landrover use for their towing eye and towbar bolts. That was fun, queueing for an hour in the rain outside Halfords last June to get one (at least they sold those - not so a 9mm hex) after I discovered this with my new Discovery Sport already partially dismantled.
Seems to be a JLR thing. Find the only size most people won't have and use that.
 

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I tried every set I could find and couldn't get one anywhere on a Saturday. Had to reassemble the car and order one up.
Other piece of advice -
Paint the end of the wheel lock key a bright colour and ensure you remove it after refitting the wheel (postit note on the steering wheel etc). Seems obvious but unlike on most other cars, It sits recessed and is easy to miss. I've twice left mine on the wheel accidentally and lost it. It's now bright red.
This is the problem i am having but my son might be able to borrow a 9mm hex now have a 2nd problem i have one wheel off and that was a nightmare the other front wheel one of the silly idea nuts wont come loose tried loads of sockets including the black impact ones so going to have to struggle on thanks for your input Regards. Ray
 

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I'd suggest getting a cross tyre wrench something like this one, as that way you can pull one side while pushing the other, so the torque is close to pure rotational, as less likely to snap a stud than with a long breaker bar.
 

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I never realised a 9mm allen key was so rare 🥴
its a 9 mm hex not allen key for front caliper
I'd suggest getting a cross tyre wrench something like this one, as that way you can pull one side while pushing the other, so the torque is close to pure rotational, as less likely to snap a stud than with a long breaker bar.
Do you mean a wheel spider with 4 different sizes?
 

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its a 9 mm hex not allen key for front caliper

Do you mean a wheel spider with 4 different sizes?
allen keys are hex keys, as least in the UK :), unless you're suggesting its a 9mm nut that a regular spanner works on.
Yes wheel spider/spider wrench/cross tyre wrench depending who you talk to ;)
( just don't use it to tighten them on! )
 

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Yup - and if you look you'll find there's also a socket that's not included in socket sets (17mm?) . Can't remember the size exactly but it's the one Landrover use for their towing eye and towbar bolts. That was fun, queueing for an hour in the rain outside Halfords last June to get one (at least they sold those - not so a 9mm hex) after I discovered this with my new Discovery Sport already partially dismantled.
Seems to be a JLR thing. Find the only size most people won't have and use that.
The use of unusual fasteners is very common when a manufacturer wants to prevent joe public from taking the product to bits. I had a liquidiser where the motor unit was held together with triwing screws and I have a leatherman held together with security pentalobe bolts. Apple use very small pentalobe screws on MacBooks. If you really want to you can find the majority of tools to undo them on line. However the uninitiated and/or the unskilled will quickly discover that they don’t have the tools and either scrap the item or get someone to do it for them.

This isn’t entirely a bad thing, most people can’t fit a 13 Amp plug properly, do you really want them taking the brakes on their car to bits? Even a simple secure torx fastener is sufficient to deter the opportunist thief. Personally I don’t approve of the practice, any more than I like the idea of car manufacturers making it difficult to maintain a car without using a main dealer. The difference is that I have the training and experience to use specialist tools and equipment most don’t.
 

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