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Christmas presents - TOOLS
#1
Hi everyone,

I have my car arriving sometime before Christmas and I have been asked by friends and family about Christmas presents.
So I was wondering what tools might be best to enable me to work on the car, metric/imperial?

Thank you in advance Smile
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#2
No.1 present

A rivet gun capable of pressing M4, M5, M6 and M8 rivnuts. (You'll be needing the rivnuts too)

No.2 present

A drill with assorted sizes of metal drill bits.

No.3 present

A multimeter

No.4 present

A good socket/spanner/screwdriver set with as big a variety of socket sizes as possible (metric and imperial) - try and get some good ratcheted ring spanners for wrist saving.

No.5 present

Torque wrenches (small and large to overlap torque ranges)

I could go on...and on...and on. Lol!

Soldering iron.
Crimp tools (with various crimp types).
Wire cutters.
Tap and die set covering a good range of threads.
Thread files.


Oh and don't forget to ask for patience, forgiveness and plasters. Lots and lots of plasters.


Failing all of that. A good solid AA OR RAC membership lol.

Speak to Chris W :wink:
Rissy
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#3
Great stuff, thank you. I shall have the AA for sure!
Oh yes, I forgot about the loss of knuckles when working on cars as it's been a while since I used to restore VW's.
Cheers
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#4
Coincidentally some of Chris M's suggestions are on my Christmas list too. Great minds and all that.
Richard M.
Edenbridge, Kent
VIN 981
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#5
advice coming from a car mechanic..hopefully you never have to use the tools :wink:

to add to the above... a workshop manual before tackling into the car
1)metric spanners & sockets.
2)special socket to open sump bung & good filter strap
3)1/4 inch drive socket set is 'very' useful as the D has many hard to reach difficult areas (deep sockets also)
4) A GOOD test lamp
5) a good set of drifts for driving out those tight pins

after that best advice I can give is.....if you don't understand it leave it alone.,,,call on some experienced know how, plenty of guys on here to help out.

Congrats on the purchase!
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dave t Wrote:advice coming from a car mechanic..hopefully you never have to use the tools :wink:

to add to the above... a workshop manual before tackling into the car
1)metric spanners & sockets.
2)special socket to open sump bung & good filter strap
3)1/4 inch drive socket set is 'very' useful as the D has many hard to reach difficult areas (deep sockets also)
4) A GOOD test lamp
5) a good set of drifts for driving out those tight pins

after that best advice I can give is.....if you don't understand it leave it alone.,,,call on some experienced know how, plenty of guys on here to help out.

Congrats on the purchase!

Brilliant, thanks.
Drifts: http://www.tooled-up.com/artwork/prodzo ... g?Size=500 Would they do?
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