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Splendid bit of up-cycling! Just right for the Acc sphere, which is sometimes only accessible from above, end-on.

The Bällsöff reminds me of the Mel Smith - Griff Rhys Jones sketch . . .

Guy walks into a Scadinavian pharmacy, and asks for a deodorant.
"Böll or aerosöl?" asks the pharmacist.
"No, it is for my armpits..."

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Monster circlip remover

Our JCB 'Robot' needed to have the rear pin changed due to wear. It was retained by a formidable looking circlip visible at the bottom of the pin.
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I looked online for tools to tackle such clips and there were some very impressive mechanisms.

In the end I opted for a less high-tech solution:
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A screw and a nail welded to the jaws of these bolt croppers just about managed to open the circlip enough to get a screwdriver in.
It did bend the nail due to the strength of the clip. Let’s just say that the full leverage offered by the bolt cutters was required!

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EDC5 wrote:
05 Oct 2020, 19:50
In the end I opted for a less high-tech solution:

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A screw and a nail welded to the jaws of these bolt croppers just about managed to open the circlip enough to get a screwdriver in.
It did bend the nail due to the strength of the clip. Let’s just say that the full leverage offered by the bolt cutters was required!
Wow :-D Love that 8-)

I have a pair of identical bolt croppers in my workshop... Only used them once in 20 years to chop battery clamps off their cables but reluctant to dispose of them...

They survived my most recent cull/workshop declutter!

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If you've seen my other posts, you can tell I like to over-engineer things, usually as a displacement activity to keep me from doing the job I ought to be getting on with.

So, today, the task in hand was doing a cambelt swap on my Xantia HDi.

This requires the crank to be turned slowly with a breaker bar until a hole in the flywheel aligns with a hole in the block and then inserting a locking pin.
Easy if there are two people, not quite so straightforward when you're single handed.

So, just to prove that I can sometimes embrace quick and dirty, here's my solution.......
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Wow! Love it :D

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When refilling the cooling system on your favourite Citroen, you can

1) use the official Citroen tool, 4520-T
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2) find some random plastic bottle and use that
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3) make something hugely over complicated, but that makes you smile when you use it
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No prizes for guessing my preferred solution :-)

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Wow! That is just simply awesome :D

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myglaren wrote:
01 Nov 2020, 12:18
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:lol: :lol: :lol: Love it 8-) :-D

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I improvised this tool today, but inexplicably two times in a row, pressed the release lever on the mole grips and down disappeared the teeny weeny 6 mm socket into inaccessible places. That's the time to call for the magnetic pen :-D

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NewcastleFalcon wrote:
10 Dec 2020, 22:19
I improvised this tool today, but inexplicably two times in a row, pressed the release lever on the mole grips and down disappeared the teeny weeny 6 mm socket into inaccessible places. That's the time to call for the magnetic pen :-D

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Regards Neil
I bought some 1/4" drive wobble bars to take the sump off a Passat that maybe would have helped had they not made a break for freedom shortly after purchase.

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I keep going to buy wobble bars and then doing the 'wait for another day' thing.
Invaluable when needed, like so many other things but also like so many other things, dust gatherers most of the time.

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myglaren wrote:
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Where the adjustable ring spanners?