Thot it would be useful to post some lessons learnt from the aggravating day of tracking down rare and exotic tools to do routine maintenance - timing belt.
In their infinite idiocity, the engineers at Ford couldn't stand to use fasteners that have been used for centuries. NO, they had to use Torx. Well, says I, I got that beat, I already bought a whole set for removing Ford interiors. But - Ford used a T55 and most sets only go to T50. In rare cases, tool stores locally have a T60 - but not a T55.
So I finally find a T55, hitch hike to buy it ($12!) and get the cover seal off the intake cam gear housing. When inside, I see another unique fastener - an external Torx. And, not the E16 size that I can actually find in a few places, but the E18 which NOBODY has! I finally had to plunk down $60 for a whole set.
So, fair warning is hereby given: Doing the timing belt on the VCT is not the hardest thing to do - FINDING THE !@#$@!(*(*)(*$#@)()(### exotic fastener tools is the hardest.