Tool sharing

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tintin
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Tool sharing

Wed Jan 19, 2011 10:35 am

Hey guys,

For those of you who are mechanically inclined liek myself, and just HATE handing over your vehicle to others who take money to do work you can do yourself I am starting this thread.
This is to post which tools you own and are willing to borrow to your fellow offroaders, or to request help from each other to install much anticipated mods and upgrades. We can share our tools, share our skills and share our time off of the dunes by helping one another save some well earned dirhams to go towards our next upgrade.
Only serious posts please as this will be a great way to gain knowledge and equipment for and from each other.

Up to now I have the following, which are available to any of you at any time if you so see fit:

6 ton jack/axle stands x2
a big black and decker ratchet set ranging from 10-32mm ratchet heads along with a mini breaker bar and two different size spark plug socket heads, about 12" of extensions and a flexi joint for hard to reach places
mechanics mirror
mechanics magnet
36mm 1/2" drive impact socket for most jeep front axle shaft to hub bolts (very elusive in the UAE apparently)
Grinder
Jigsaw
hacksaw
loads of hand tools (screw drivers, hammers, spanners in 6-19mm, so n and so forth)
12 point ratchet heads in 1/2" drive from 8mm to 22mm for certain speciality nuts and bolts
20 ton bottle jack
2 arm adjustable gear puller
Turkey baster (don't ask)
Norbar truetorque torque wrench rangin from 60Nm to 300Nm (about 44ft lbs to 230 ft lbs)
some spare tubing, wires, relays, fuses, lubricants and penetrants
grease gun with zerk fitting and insert fitting. great for greasing chasis and suspension components
a good selection of suspension nuts, bolts and other fittings
switches
spare bulbs
BIG cheater bar (really helps with the axle nuts)
a good selection of torq heads and keys for the fiddly little torq screws
Haynes manual fro 93-2001 grand cherokees.
some misc components that may never come in handy but are always good to keep.

So what about the rest of us?
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Wasif Ahmed
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Wed Jan 19, 2011 10:52 am

Does the Turkey Baster come with the Turkey ...If so I'll take it and your hacksaw to cut the Turkey ....saw when to collect
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Wed Jan 19, 2011 11:45 am

I don't have that many tools but here is my list:

AC battery
Battery for the dynamo flashlight
Left indicator fluid
Box of sparks for spark plugs
Box of tappet clearances
Elbow grease
Glass hammer
Glass magnet
Left-handed monkey wrench
Socket for round nuts
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Hennie
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Wed Jan 19, 2011 12:24 pm

Well the title of this thread says it all lads - sorry Tintin, schoolboy error here mate!
Outlaw
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Wed Jan 19, 2011 2:20 pm

Basic hand tools/cutting tools
OBDII electronic systems diagnostic tool (get your codes read here, step right up)

All available for loan/assistance (you'll have to pry the OBDII from the rabbit's fingers though)
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Mohannad
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Wed Jan 19, 2011 2:26 pm

bro, it will great if you can upload a photo of the tools , thx for the great idea
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tintin
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Wed Jan 19, 2011 3:48 pm

Neener neener neener!!! I hopefully should be done with them after next week, shouldn't I...... Blaine ;)
Outlaw wrote:Basic hand tools/cutting tools
OBDII electronic systems diagnostic tool (get your codes read here, step right up)

All available for loan/assistance (you'll have to pry the OBDII from the rabbit's fingers though)
Will do Mohannad mate. I will be sorting the back of the Rabbit out next week so everything is ready for Bambino so I will grab a snap of everything. Not individually of course, but as a group! :D
mohannad wrote:bro, it will great if you can upload a photo of the tools , thx for the great idea
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Wed Jan 19, 2011 4:02 pm

tintin wrote:neener neener neener!!! I hopefully should be done with them after next week, shouldn't i...... Blaine ;)

will do mohannad mate. I will be sorting the back of the rabbit out next week so everything is ready for bambino so i will grab a snap of everything. Not individually of course, but as a group! :d

thanks a lot for your support
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majelan
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Wed Jan 19, 2011 10:28 pm

Blaine.
The OBD II scanner does it work for all makes like Japan & german and American make If i can get reasonably priced one that can be updated. Please tell me which brand etc
I have collection of tools which keep reducing due to sharing and my sons repairing their bikes and you know what...
Outlaw
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Thu Jan 20, 2011 7:42 am

Yes they are universal, as all cars use OBDII since the late 80's I think. It might not plug into your Bugatti Veyron though. Actron are good, as are Equus, but honestly there are hundreds of options out there, from simple software you download to your PC, and buy the cable to plug it in, to a handheld units starting at $30 US, to dedicated dealer equipment costing over $1000. I went with a middle of the road handheld unit that reads and interprets the codes, but a simpler unit that just tells you the code numbers is easy to crossreference the net with what they mean and what parts need to be replaced.

Not sure which ones can be upgraded over time, or if its even necessary. Some new cars are using OBDIII, which all of the decent handheld units support as well (as does mine).

I'll be bringing it with me on all my club trips, so happy to let you use it whenever...
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