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PostPosted: Fri Dec 04, 2020 9:40 pm    Post subject: Re: Luxury Tools Reply with quote

I recall my co-workers giving me heat for buying this tool to adjust 0.006" air cooled valves.
https://vwparts.aircooled.net/Valve-Adjusting-Tool-13mm-Set-p/valve-adj-tool-13.htm

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PostPosted: Fri Dec 04, 2020 10:39 pm    Post subject: Re: Luxury Tools Reply with quote

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Ko-ken titanium alloy socket set TI4261M 18 points Japanese industrial tool

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I like it but NO WAY am I paying $28 shipping... Rolling Eyes Wink

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PostPosted: Fri Dec 04, 2020 11:26 pm    Post subject: Re: Luxury Tools Reply with quote

the big milwaukee, will buzz of castle nuts, just like they are lug nuts, not been beaten yet, some of the castle nuts they've broke, hadn't ever been off, very impressive IMHO, i had a milwaukee rep at home depot buzz off the castle nuts on my van, i'd over torqued them deliberately, trying to ensure faliure, as i'd told her, i'd buy there and then, if it took off the nuts.
i think i'd gone well over 1200ftlbs, they were bad bearings and have been replaced since, but the impact took them off, i was blown away.
the 18v dewalt i had been using, wouldn't touch lug nuts.

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Wow!

Spendy tool Mark!

I have a DeWalt 18v 1/4" hex impact.
It delivers more than I'll ever want.

My 120 v DeWalt impact matches or exceeds my 1/2" air powered NAPA impact for the larger tasks.

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PostPosted: Sat Dec 05, 2020 6:29 am    Post subject: Re: Luxury Tools Reply with quote

If you like to think of "luxury" as perceived benefit instead of actual cost, then this $7 Harbor Freight transfer pump will have you eating bonbons and sipping bubbly when the job of changing your trans lube is done.

One caveat: if you don't shorten the intake tube be sure to route it into the supply vessel in a piece of PVC to keep the red plastic tube from curling inside the container and sucking air.

Two caveat: gear lube is pretty viscous so be patient and don't force it.
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PostPosted: Sat Dec 05, 2020 7:00 am    Post subject: Re: Luxury Tools Reply with quote

Looks like something you’d see in the back of certain magazines in my younger days.
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PostPosted: Sat Dec 05, 2020 11:52 am    Post subject: Re: Luxury Tools Reply with quote

i don't know what kind of magazines you had access to, yikes.

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PostPosted: Sat Dec 05, 2020 12:06 pm    Post subject: Re: Luxury Tools Reply with quote

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If you like to think of "luxury" as perceived benefit instead of actual cost, then this $7 Harbor Freight transfer pump will have you eating bonbons and sipping bubbly when the job of changing your trans lube is done.

One caveat: if you don't shorten the intake tube be sure to route it into the supply vessel in a piece of PVC to keep the red plastic tube from curling inside the container and sucking air.

Two caveat: gear lube is pretty viscous so be patient and don't force it.
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For a little more coin, I much prefer this tool. I use it daily around the shop.

https://www.amazon.com/Mityvac-MVA6851-Automotive-...merReviews

They even offer a larger, 1.5 liter version, which I also own and use occasionally.

https://www.amazon.com/Mityvac-MVA6852-Fluid-Extra...P5EWYVGZV1
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PostPosted: Sat Dec 05, 2020 2:26 pm    Post subject: Re: Luxury Tools Reply with quote

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When this stuff earns your living, buying crap is not an option.

Exactly.
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PostPosted: Sat Dec 05, 2020 3:42 pm    Post subject: Re: Luxury Tools Reply with quote

here's a useful tool i cobbled up... an impact screwdriver/torx/etc. using the Holy Grail of impact hammers, the Snap On PH3050, i welded a blank Parker .401 impact shank to an old 3/8" extension with a hole thru it. attach any tool to the drive part. this allows one to hammer away on a #$%@ screw while applying only slight torque with the crossbar. after beating the beejeezus out of them, the screws seem to always yield.

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PostPosted: Sun Dec 06, 2020 6:37 am    Post subject: Re: Luxury Tools Reply with quote

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campism wrote:
If you like to think of "luxury" as perceived benefit instead of actual cost, then this $7 Harbor Freight transfer pump will have you eating bonbons and sipping bubbly when the job of changing your trans lube is done.

One caveat: if you don't shorten the intake tube be sure to route it into the supply vessel in a piece of PVC to keep the red plastic tube from curling inside the container and sucking air.

Two caveat: gear lube is pretty viscous so be patient and don't force it.


For a little more coin, I much prefer this tool. I use it daily around the shop.

https://www.amazon.com/Mityvac-MVA6851-Automotive-...merReviews

They even offer a larger, 1.5 liter version, which I also own and use occasionally.

https://www.amazon.com/Mityvac-MVA6852-Fluid-Extra...P5EWYVGZV1

I get it, but the HF tool is a transfer pump. Pulls fluid out of the supply vessel on the upstroke and sends it to the receiving vessel on the downstroke without having to move the hoses around. Extremely helpful for my working conditions at that moment.
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PostPosted: Sun Dec 06, 2020 9:12 am    Post subject: Re: Luxury Tools Reply with quote

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For a little more coin, I much prefer this tool. I use it daily around the shop.

https://www.amazon.com/Mityvac-MVA6851-Automotive-...merReviews

They even offer a larger, 1.5 liter version, which I also own and use occasionally.

https://www.amazon.com/Mityvac-MVA6852-Fluid-Extra...P5EWYVGZV1


After years of hacking away with cheap syringes, etc. I bought the first MityVac mentioned above and appreciate the it was worth spending $25 on.

It looks like amazon sells the HF pump under different brands for a few bucks more...
https://www.amazon.com/Koehler-Enterprises-RA990-M...HVR97JT94D
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PostPosted: Sun Dec 06, 2020 2:07 pm    Post subject: Re: Luxury Tools Reply with quote

I just spent some bucks on a torque multiplier to get the rear axle nut off and back on again a bit easier.
Proto Torque Multiplier J6202A

https://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B002FCLA9Q?ref=ppx_pt2_mob_b_prod_image

There is less expensive ones listed on Amazon, but I wanted an American vender as opposed to the imports.
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PostPosted: Sun Dec 06, 2020 7:43 pm    Post subject: Re: Luxury Tools Reply with quote

Bloody hell! A four foot 3/4" breaker bar and 46mm socket came to ~$75 for me on Ebay a couple of years ago. The breaker bar has proved its worth on several other projects as well. Smile
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PostPosted: Sun Dec 06, 2020 8:50 pm    Post subject: Re: Luxury Tools Reply with quote

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Bloody hell! A four foot 3/4" breaker bar and 46mm socket came to ~$75 for me on Ebay a couple of years ago. The breaker bar has proved its worth on several other projects as well. Smile


Yep, I got that too. Plus 2 pieces of 4' pipe for extended leverage that fit inside each other for easier storage to fit over the end of the breaker bar and the torque wrench I use to put the nut back on.
I know for a fact from experience that a Torque Multiplier is faster and easier then using that setup. I can also use a smaller torque wrench. When you're by yourself with only two hands it is easier.

One little trick if you have questionable quality 46mm socket it is a good idea to put a hose clamp around the end that fits over the nut to keep it from cracking. Works on all cheap socket sets you buy at the flea markets!
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PostPosted: Sun Dec 06, 2020 9:44 pm    Post subject: Re: Luxury Tools Reply with quote

l considered similar, but ended up with a milwaukee 1/2'' impact.
similar cost, less effort on my part Wink
i fancy the 3/4'' milwaukee impact, also.

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I just spent some bucks on a torque multiplier to get the rear axle nut off and back on again a bit easier.
Proto Torque Multiplier J6202A

https://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B002FCLA9Q?ref=ppx_pt2_mob_b_prod_image

There is less expensive ones listed on Amazon, but I wanted an American vendor as opposed to the imports.

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PostPosted: Mon Dec 07, 2020 5:00 am    Post subject: Re: Luxury Tools Reply with quote

Steve M. wrote:
fxr wrote:
Bloody hell! A four foot 3/4" breaker bar and 46mm socket came to ~$75 for me on Ebay a couple of years ago. The breaker bar has proved its worth on several other projects as well. Smile


Yep, I got that too. Plus 2 pieces of 4' pipe for extended leverage that fit inside each other for easier storage to fit over the end of the breaker bar and the torque wrench I use to put the nut back on.
I know for a fact from experience that a Torque Multiplier is faster and easier then using that setup. I can also use a smaller torque wrench. When you're by yourself with only two hands it is easier.

One little trick if you have questionable quality 46mm socket it is a good idea to put a hose clamp around the end that fits over the nut to keep it from cracking. Works on all cheap socket sets you buy at the flea markets!


Why waste a hose clamp when you can steal a zip tie from a wheel chair bound person? They can’t chase you , either.
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 07, 2020 7:19 am    Post subject: Re: Luxury Tools Reply with quote

Steve M. wrote:
I just spent some bucks on a torque multiplier to get the rear axle nut off and back on again a bit easier.
Proto Torque Multiplier J6202A

https://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B002FCLA9Q?ref=ppx_pt2_mob_b_prod_image

There is less expensive ones listed on Amazon, but I wanted an American vender as opposed to the imports.


Well done - it makes that 46mm nut really easy doesn't it.

The main disadvantage I spotted with the cheap torque multipliers, aside from build quality, is that they don't tell you what torque ratio you're getting, although you could probably work it out by comparing input to output rotations.
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 21, 2021 10:51 am    Post subject: Re: Luxury Tools Reply with quote

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PostPosted: Tue Feb 23, 2021 3:40 pm    Post subject: Re: Luxury Tools Reply with quote

there was a sale on a 'garage pack' of Hylomar... couldn't resist!

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PostPosted: Tue Feb 23, 2021 4:40 pm    Post subject: Re: Luxury Tools Reply with quote

I loves Hylomar!

Without question, the BEST sealant on the market yet so hard to find!

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