05-19-2013, 11:50 AM
Join Date: Mar 1999
Location: Kernersville, NC
Re: What tools are needed for working these cars?
Depends on how serious you are on working on it(or how deep you want to go into the engine or transmission). I "could" do my manual trans work, but I choose not to do it. I simply wanted a Pro who does it day in and out to do it.
Good brand hand tools are must. Majority of what I have is Craftsman.
- Good Air tank to run air tools(don't know how I lived without this for so long!!!)
- Various air tools(impact wrench for sure...)
- Impact socket set
- Standard/Metric wrench set(up to 1.25" and 24mm)
- Standard/Metric flare nut wrench set
- Standard/Metric socket/ratchet sets(1/2, 3/8, 1/4)
- Standard/Metric Gearwrench set(makes life much easier)
- Adjustable wrench set
- Standard/Metric hex wrench set
- Various socket extensions
- Socket universal joint sets
- Various socket size adapters
- Star socket set
- Various screwdrivers phillips/straight/star
- Micrometer and caliper set
- Dial indicator gauge
- Feeler gauge
- Mechanics stethoscope
- Pry bar set
- Punch/chisel set
- BFH(big ****ing hammer)
- Soft face and dead blow hammers
Good car specific tools to have are:
- Power steering pulley puller
- Cooling system pressure tester
- Harmonic balancer puller(or a good pulley puller set)
- Seal installer set
- Lisle 24610 spill free funnel(simply awesome)
- Compression tester
- Fuel pressure gauge
- High quality jack
- Transmission jack
- 2x4 and nails to make custom jack stands.
- Standard jack stands
- Motive power brake bleeder
And as mentioned above, a good scan tool.
Eric R.- Electrical Engineer - ODU
1996 Blue Z28, 6M
CC503, 1.6 Pro Mags, Kooks, Stock heads, K&N CAI.
Last edited by ACE1252; 05-19-2013 at 12:11 PM.