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Waht size allen key to remove front brake calipers

What size is the allen key to undo the bolt that holds on the front calipers ??

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On my Golf 1.9TDI (2005) both top and bottom Calliper fastenings have a 7mm Allen bolt thus you will need a non standard 7mm Allen Key not 12 point

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It's either 8mm Allen OR 8mm 12 point

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