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11 Nov 2019 05:08 #34925 by Andy.MacFadyen
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Oh I want one of those thread repair kits, must be really useful for SAE fittings which can be a pita, DIN tend to be easier

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11 Nov 2019 06:26 #34926 by Andy.MacFadyen
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Tyler wrote: Not quite a hammer or spanner, but still an awesome value:



www.amazon.com/gp/product/B07QXQH3ZN/

$30! I initially had concerns about how it'd hold up under professional use, but it's worked every time. Get one and quit using those goofy plastic cones. :silly:

This Phoenix Systems reverse bleeder has also been a gamechanger:



www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00GRV800S/

Twice now it's paid for itself in time saved bleeding clutches. First use was after manual bleeding didn't work out. Second time, we didn't even bother manual bleeding and just went straight for this tool. Five minutes and the job was done.


Two great tools I really should get the easy intake it would be great for checking turbo hoses.
I like the brake bleeder -- I have pump up top down bleeder great time saver for major brake jobs but overkill for clutches also a lot of clutch resevoirs on european cars are now mounted inside the car above the pedals.

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03 Jan 2020 18:49 - 03 Jan 2020 19:04 #36308 by Noah
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Just scored a great deal on the big boy Mac tools impact gun :)

HIGH PERFORMANCE 1/2” DRIVE AIR IMPACT WRENCH
MPF990501

Two guys at my shop each bought one from the Mac man for over $500 (with tax and such) within the last year.

www.mactools.com/en-us/Power-Tools/Air-D...ve-Air-Impact-Wrench

My Snap-On rep shows up today and asks if I have any interest in the same Mac gun,(he took on trade for a cordless rig), for $100!
I said yes right away, then asked if he had any interest in taking my Snap-On gun in trade. Been collecting dust for over 2 years now anyway.
He gave me $50 for my old Snappy and I walked off the truck with a $500+ impact gun for $50.


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03 Jan 2020 23:44 #36310 by Matts Auto
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Nice! Let us know what you think of it. Was looking at one the other day

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05 Jan 2020 08:51 #36344 by Tutti57
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I picked up a Wilton hammer set on Amazon for $80 and think they are great. This set came with a ball peen, dead blow, and sledge. Great deal and lifetime warranty.

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18 Mar 2020 17:03 - 18 Mar 2020 17:06 #38425 by Noah
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I finally found a light that works for me.
Work lights have been a bit of a thorn for me.
They're generally expensive and get beaten up quickly. Not to mention that if you walk away with it stuck under a car and the battery dies, it can very easily end up taking a forever ride away.
With prices hovering in the hundreds of dollars, they're just to expensive to be disposable.
After I broke my last $70 light, exchanged it and broke it again in the course of a month, one of the guys loaned me his Snap-On neck mounted work light.
I saw them on the truck and scoffed, but I was in the dark and needed something, so I gave it a shot.
First off, wearing it around my neck was rediculous. It only lit up my beard and never pointed where I wanted it. But once I started wearing it on my head, I never looked back.
My hands are always free, the light is always where I need it and I'm never going to lose it or break it with it stuck on my dome. It lasts almost all day, unless I'm doing a head job or something where I don't break away from the car. I liked it so much I bought I second one for when the battery dies to always have one ready. Retail is around $60, my rep likes cash so I got mine for $50.

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18 Mar 2020 17:08 - 20 Mar 2020 12:43 #38426 by Noah
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Matts Auto wrote: Nice! Let us know what you think of it. Was looking at one the other day

After living with this gun for some time now, I'm very impressed. No regrets, very strong and well balanced.
The only thing I have close to a complaint is that the snub nose can make it difficult to reach some places that a gun with a traditional tapered nose will reach easily.

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20 Mar 2020 12:38 - 20 Mar 2020 12:41 #38481 by Andy.MacFadyen
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Crimper for battery and starter cable terminnals,low cost simple hit with a hammer design. I haven't had a chance to try it yet as the lug terminnals I ordered haven't arrived yet due to the virus but it came highly recommended from several members on car builders forum and seems well made. Also sold under Draper brand name


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20 Mar 2020 12:44 #38483 by Noah
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That looks great! I use a C-clamp style one, but I'd like to try that one.

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25 Mar 2020 06:58 - 25 Mar 2020 06:59 #38603 by Andy.MacFadyen
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The starter cable end crimper was a great success it makes neat triangular crimps on 0 gauge cable. To start crimp folding needed a couple of heavy wacks --- so heavy mash hammer required with the tool on a hefty wooden block such as an off cut of fence post.

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28 Mar 2020 21:48 #38739 by Tutti57
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I have one but forgot all about it because of the BFH but I may break it out again. The lower ball joint on newer Rogues can be stupid to get out and we do LCAs in them all the time or pull them for CVTs.

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28 Mar 2020 21:58 #38741 by Tyler
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Tutti57 wrote: I have one but forgot all about it because of the BFH but I may break it out again. The lower ball joint on newer Rogues can be stupid to get out and we do LCAs in them all the time or pull them for CVTs.

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What's stupid about them, exactly? So can be prepared when they make it to my bay. B)

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28 Mar 2020 22:06 #38742 by Tutti57
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I don't know! They just don't like coming out of the knuckle I guess. It usually involves the air hammer for some reason where none of the others do.

I just realized I forgot to quote your post when I first posted. I am talking about the suspension tool you posted. It might be just what I need for these.

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29 Mar 2020 13:42 - 29 Mar 2020 13:43 #38765 by Andy.MacFadyen
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Tutti57 wrote: I don't know! They just don't like coming out of the knuckle I guess. It usually involves the air hammer for some reason where none of the others do.

I just realized I forgot to quote your post when I first posted. I am talking about the suspension tool you posted. It might be just what I need for these.


ISTR These are basically Renault Megane/Senic as is the smaller Nissan Note --- I have change more than a few wishbones and front springs on these the first time thay have to be dismantled is a swine. In addition to the spreader I bought one of these after seeing eric O on SMA use one.


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29 Mar 2020 15:19 - 29 Mar 2020 15:33 #38767 by Tyler
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Tutti57 wrote: I don't know! They just don't like coming out of the knuckle I guess. It usually involves the air hammer for some reason where none of the others do.

I just realized I forgot to quote your post when I first posted. I am talking about the suspension tool you posted. It might be just what I need for these.


Ohhhh, you mean the joint popper. B) I just used that on my Sentra and an old Altima, both for transmissions. It may not fit beneath the outer CV joint without some gentle grinding/modification.
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01 Aug 2020 07:53 - 01 Aug 2020 07:56 #41910 by Andy.MacFadyen
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Recently had a major drawn out battle with a large heavy duty ball joint in an awkwared postion after trying every puller, air hammer pickle fork and trick in the box and decided I needed a very large hydraulic ball joint splitter --- found this one which did the job with very lound BANG!
Chinese made but US Pro are a good value brand at £73 with next day delivery I am more than happy :-) A really good tool highly recommended although it needed a little attention from the grinder to work particular vehicle.
I had a search around eBay and found a huge variation in the price of exactly the same tool anything from £63 to £266.


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