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Head bolt socket type

I am trying to remove the head bolts from a 2001 vw bettle with the 2.0L but there not a torx even though thats what they look like, need to know what the socket is called so i can buy it

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It is a "triple square XZN" spline tool.  Put any of that into ebay or google and you can find it, or else flag down a tool truck (snap-on, Mac) and ask the saleman for one.

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