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I bought a set of four about twenty years ago and wouldn't be without them, only three left now though :(

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Look after them Steve, or at that rate you'll have none in 60 years :( :(

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Or buy a backup kit.


Hopefully won't need them when I'm 130 - get one of the kids to do that stuff.

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I think you might have to go for one of the grandkids by then :lol:

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Maybe great grand kids - youngest gk is 15 now.

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NewcastleFalcon wrote:
02 Oct 2018, 15:22
NewcastleFalcon wrote:
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Hammer and a Spanner



Regards Neil


I refer to my previous post.......I can confirm first hand it works :-D

Here's the evidence

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Regards Neil
Spent a good hour and a half (nicely under cover and a concrete floor!) at my go to scrapyard attempting to get a rear wiper arm off a Corsa.

Its a one nut job, then all you have to do is wiggle the arm off the splines. All techniques failed and I eventually hacksawed off the motor shaft to get it out, and hopefully "bench dismantle" later. It was rock solid on.

Maybe on this occasion a proper puller tool may have worked, but in general the outer bit is plastic, middle bit where the splines go metal, and the type of force even applied in a gradual manner with a puller could well have broken the plastic anyway.

Rear window wiper 1 Newcastle Falcon 1 (pen in extra time!)

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I do hope everyone has one of these in their toolbag, 101 uses :-D

No idea where I got mine from, but it has a nice patina, one-end flattened, and I would say just the right length :-D
nf own work.<br />the sawn off scaffolding pole
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I've got a couple of lengths of 2"steel piping from a disused factory's sprinkler system which perform many different tasks from weighing down tarpaulins to giving extra length on sockets for crankshaft bolts etc. Mine are about 3ft 6" (107cmish) long and weigh about 7-9lbs, handy for pest control too!! :-D

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Not home made I know, I bought a 'universal' bearing puller about 30 years or more ago, never fitted anything I wanted to use it on - until last year, just the job for extracting fifth gear from my sons Ranger gearbox, so I thought that was its life, but no, I have just used it again to remove the rear wheel bearing on his 406 coupe - never used it on one of my cars though. :(

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I found these with their little compartments and colour coding a great help in dismantling the laptop as reported on POTD.

Great for the fiddly multitude of little screws. Used them in conjuction with a larger plastic storage box for the bigger components.
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Upside down Duplo Blocks of course<br />NF own Work
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Ranger MAF OBD - own work
Ranger MAF OBD - own work
An OBD plug with a button on it ! Hi-tech stuff :-D
Why have you put a yellow button on an OBD plug ? I hear no one ask.......

Ford Rangers and Mazda BT-50 of a certain vintage should have their MAF sensors put into a learning cycle at each service.... though it's often forgotten about #-o
You can no doubt use the 'MAF learn' function on your very flashy OBD diagnostics kit...... or you can spend £5.46 on a button and an OBD plug and then wire pin 8 and one of the earth pins through the button. Once the engine is up to temp, press the button 5 times within 5 seconds and the truck goes into its 'learn' function and procedes to do two cycles of revving up to various RPM. Hey-garlic, basil and pine nut dressing - a bargain basement piece of hi-tech electronics. Or not. :lol:

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Eh, far from perfect :? Hope it will work :)

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I'm sure it will. I made a similar one from motorbike chain for removing Citroen spheres and its had a fair bit of use, probably 20-30 years, so much so that the chain was beginning to become smooth and not gripping well.

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I've used this with great succsess, when had to remove the front spheres.
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The friction forces are enough for the job.
Just weak taps over the bolt's head, while counteracting with your spare hand, for the initial unscrewing.
You can put also a big flat screwdriver between the head and the clamp and make a leverage - just like Archimedes :D

The improvized oil filter removal tool (for Xantiae ;) ) is from worn bicycle chain and spare hex bits T-adapter.
Only 3 rollers fall into engagement with this particular filter, so its efficiency is under suspicion :)

BR
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