What's the tool for the flywheel bolts called? 12 pt 12mm similar to torx
12 point, triple square either or, actually there maybe another name as well but it is NOT torx
Yep. It's called a triple square. I picked up a set from a local auto parts store for a few bucks and then cut the one that fit down to a size that would fit in there with a socket. Even then, they're not that easy to get out. You might want to order a few spare bolts as you'll probably screw up a few of them if your experience goes anything like mine.
I think official name is XZN.
replacing them with torx would be a great idea though. I think they are shit, real shallow, small thin edges (because there are 12 instead of 6 points) which is what makes them easy to strip
Can anyone confirm the size - 8mm, 10mm or 12mm ?
Held up beautifully to use with an impact gun as well as a torque wrench when reinstalling, without any damage to the tool or fasteners. You do have to be very careful to fully engage the tool. I have been told that grinding the chamfer off of the tool will help you get more of the tool engaged with the fastener, but it wasn't necessary in my case. I replaced the bolts just on general principal, I was not aware that there was a recommendation in the WSM to do so. It's just something I've always done in the past.