Prove you aren’t a wrenchlet /o/
>>24390506>$800 for a 6 piece 1/4" drive rachet setSnap-on can burn in hell
>>24390506literally zero reason for a home mechanic, or even most professional mechanics, to buy strapon.
>>24390506Anyone can buy snap off tools, doesn't make you not a wrenchlet.
>>24390596This. Gearwrench off Amazon and icon for the win.
But I am a wrenchlet. Picking up my first car that isn't a rental on Saturday.
>>24390506Lol did you just buy that? Jeez dude not a single scratch on it. Mine has a fair bit of miles on it.
>>24390506Love working on my car. This is me installing my Hotchki front sway, it was the easiest thing I've ever installed on a car.
>>24390625To replace a harbor freight that shit the bed. Slowly purging cheap tools from the collection, the 1/2 flex head is just the latest one
>>24390620Start with oil changes. Work your way up from there.
>>24390506>snap-onmore like snap-in-half
>>24390872Because replacing broken tools every single week makes you rich.... seethe.
>>24390875Still reeks of cope
>>24390600Gearwrench is fine, Icon is fucking trash. Made of cheese or butter or something with chrome paint
>>24390798You look like a pretty normal guy desu
>>24390798>he isn't full erect while wrenchingwrenchlet
>>24390519It's next to impossible to find a cheap 6 point closed end box wrenches like thatTbh I've used my air hammer once to hit a control arm bushing off a vw tiguan subframe which is why its clean.
>>24390506You aint a real man until you're doing transmission-removals using two floor jacks
>>24390798why do you have a picture of yourself working on your car?
>>24390506I did the drivetrain delete on my FD and saved over 400 lbs and now have increased my fuel economy exponentially.
>>24390977if you LS swap this i'm gonna fucking rape you in the mouth and leave your 186x stabbed dead body at the bottom of a concrete pour at a new construction site.
>>24390982Rotary is shit. Go back to r/cars.
>>24390987presumably you bought this thing at an inflated price only to LS swap it. why not use a cheaper car? oh, you're retarded.
>>24390988>>24390990I’m not even him. Thanks for the (you)s
>>24390992>I’m not even him.this >>24390987 isn't you?
>>24390977I’m about to buy one of these to LS swap myself, you found a very clean example.
Big think: What even is a wrenchlet? I installed an AOS on my car despite not even really knowing how an engine works a couple months prior; I tuned my clutch LSD and installed it myself within the first year of knowing half a fuck about cars. I'm certainly not a mechanic and I feel like a wrenchlet, but when I wanna do something, I learn how and do it myself.
@24391009no you aren't, poorfag baitlet
>>24390982Do not fret, I am rotarded!
>>24391013lurk more newfag
>>24391023>>24391026That's not me, I'm here to make you feel like a dumbass for using @ and literally responding TO a person, while simultaneously avoiding the (You) ?? like a fucking salamander.
>>24391044That's not me man
>>24391023>>24391013>being this newclick on the post number idiot
@24391055he's purposefully avoiding giving (YOU)s
@24391055>being THIS newlmao
gimmy my fucking yous i need them theyre mine re
>>24391061>irl>be talking to someone who's using a hearing aid I control>turn off their hearing aid momentarily>speak directly to themheh, gotem >:^)Feel free to ask if you need further clarification on how fucking dumb your behavior is.
@24391076>GIVE ME MY (YOU)S!!!!
>>24390506Didn't want to be a wrenchlet but my fucking 4Runner made me. Replacing some kind of hose nearly every other fucking week. Last week it was a power steering hose, this week it'll probably be the CVT joints. That'll be fun to learn. Fucking hell.
@24391076u mad bro?
>>24391085See, this is acceptable- in fact all of these are:>>24391063>>24391026>>24391023Well, using the @ makes you an obvious newfag from zoomer apps, but anyway...It's when you respond directly fucking to someone, speaking to NO ONE else, when it's braindead:>>24391061>>24391013I'm glad we had this talk. You have a great day my friend. I welcome you to 4chan; however please try to be less of a dumbass moving forward.
@24391111>welcoming a 2008 lurker to 4chin
>>24391111waste of quads
>>24391121>saying a random year, guaranteeing we all know you're a LARPing newfagcome on, man
@24391111>using the @ makes you an obvious newfagtake your own advice and lurk more.
>>24390506I go to the junkyard every few weeks to look for rare parts, upgrades and projects. Also to see the death cars.
I’m not a pro so it doesn’t make sense for me to buy SnapOn, but I did decide that it’s worth buying a full set of their ratchets. Feels good man. I feel special in a pathetic way whenever I pick them up. It’s a pride of ownership thing and makes wrenching just a bit more enjoyable. Sue me.
>>24391013>@not even anon but its perfect bait always makes me wanna reply
>>24391246what does that sticker saydont follow me…………….?
>>24391289dont follow me, i do stupid shittow truck driver told me that the cop told him it was fatal, 100mph+ probably.
>>24390872>>24390880Lol u mad?
Fuck getting to a Mini Cooper transmission.
>>24391048That's not me either
>>24390967Ha ha, wrenchlet has to use 2 floor jacks instead of making his own transmission holder and only having to use one! Get on my level dweeb ;)
>>24390598>bent bottle jack arm for the pressthis guy fucks
>>24391246>self service junkyard has buick regal spattered in bullet holes and full of blood isn't it kinda fucked that they put out cars that people clearly got murked or died in? putting a control arm from a murder car on your car is clearly some final destination shit
Still have all of my fingers, eyes and teeth.
>>24391753Either you get a haunted part or the ghost protects you
>>24391394Coopers are whores to work on, second only to thos Fiat jeep things where you need to take the entire front end off to access everything.500X? might have been a Jeep Compass? All I remember is having to take the entire OSF wheel well liner out to change the fucking oil filter cause it's hanging off the front of the engine in the dumbest place possible.Fuck Fiat
This is /o/ so I am a wrenchlet I buy all my tools from harbor freight
>>24391246Based and headcrush-maximum pilled.
>starting auto tech school in a monthnot gonna buy snapon but I can get a great discount on matco shit, what should I buy?
>>24391701Not him but I've always just rolled it on my chest and bench pressed it into place with a buddy whose got a couple bolts ready.
>>24390506>prove you aren't a wrenchlet>posts a wrench that hasn't been used onceput it back before your dad gets mad at you for using his tools
>>24391838Well that’s a scary picture. >>24392193That sounds terrible. I’m actually selling the Cooper this month in part because I’m just so burnt out on working on it. It’s like half of the stuff on the car is really cool and great engineering, and the other half is designed purposely to be fucking hard and frustrating to work on.
>>24390975Don't girls do the same for Instagram?
>>24392289What model anon? Just bought an R57 JCW.
>>24392263theres wrenchlet then theres just primitive
>>24390848Bought the Haynes today prematurely. Where should I go for getting tools/what manufacturers should I look out for? I'll probably be buying them on an as needed basis so keep in mind I'm not likely to buy a 150-piece set or something like that
>>24392409An r53 S that I inherited from my grandma. I got to have it on condition that I keep it and drive her around in it from time to time after we took her keys away after she got super forgetful and was a menace on the roads. She walked away from it in public spaces leaving it running several times, failed to put the parking brake on and let it roll into things at least three times that I can tell, she only ever admitted to it happening once tho. She passed away a few years back so I’m no longer obligated to keep it. It’s been fun but frustrating. Great when it’s working but I’m always waiting for the next thing to break. Selling it to a neighbor who is only planning on using it lightly and it’s not going to be their only vehicle. Hope yours treats you well, they are fun.
>>24390875If a snap-on breaks, the replacement is free. Lifetime warranty is what sells them because they are definitely too expensive as just regular tools.
>>24393056did that car poop itself?
>>24393001Get the harbor freight 331 piece set it’s like 150$ with the coupon assuming they still have that (not the 20%, they usually have an item specific one) it’s a decent set of sockets and bits and comes with a neat case to organize it in. Pickup a set of metric wrenches 8-21 and you’ll be set for a good long while
I do, I got a big ass wrench
>>24391701small subaru trans got you beat down, dicklet? brains over brawn and you sure showed that manlet overthere... so youre a jacklet? only got one good jack huh?
>>24390506my tools are all dirty and im embarrassed to take photos of them
>>24392263>>24392757My fucking sides, I don't think that woud be possible with this trans. It's got a transfer case you know, my weak ass couldn't bench that.
>>24393137You've got me, I'm a jacklet... I don't even have jack points for fucks sake. That jack leaks oil and I just keep filling it like a Honda.
i set the inside of my subframe on fire today
>>24393282Proof 2I just moved this last weekend, shit won't be like this for too long.
>>24390506"you're a wrenchlet, spongebob."
>>24390967>>24391701I have done transmission removals on jeeps without any jacks at all. If you remove the transfer case the tranny only weighs about 75 pounds.
>>24393114Whats 32mm on that merkur if you dont mind me asking?> t.another2.3turbofordguy
>>24393675The Merkur was my only working car when I had the suspension out of my daily. The 32mm was for the inner tie rods. I'm sure something like the axle nuts are about that size or around there somewhereWanna come help me get this thing running after it broke down on me Saturday? ;_;
All my shit is Hazard Fraught but I'll replace them with better ones if they shit the bed.
>>24390506does this count?
>>24393729AvE, is that you?
>>24393729>MRSbasedI've been driving mine around every day after replacing the engine last year and having to fix the clutch again this spring
all these hand tools. but I see no testers, no gauges, no stethoscopes. any munkey can turn a wrench but can you diagnose if your life depended on it?
>>24393744Subaru ball joints a shit
>>24391701>arcan jackBased, I got the xl325 low profile.
>>24393980No, just a fan>>24394015I couldn't drive mine for a year after I bought it because I got stuck in boot camp for six months and when I got home I found out the engine was fucked but I finally replaced it with a 2zz and a 6 speed and it's been a blast. It's been sitting for a few days though since the starter died so I'm about to go pull that off right now.
>>24393704I got my own mess to finish up this weekend unfortunately.Replacing turbo and cracked manifold with a nice original rebuilt one and a nos uncracked manifold. Im throwing a merkur outlet on it since im in there and i had it.
you're a cetrified wrenchlet if you can't tell what's going on in this pic
>>24394099You can do a lot with basic diagnostic tools - a multimeter, a code reader, and a stethoscope. Just wish schematics were easier to come by.
>>24394583boiling some pulleys?
>>24394583Are you trying to recondition some seals?
I have a few tools, but I have always struggled with ratchets. I have returned my craftsman 1/4" and 3/8" drives twice as they get stuck. Tired of dealing with it. My dewalt ratchet is needlessly thick and the teeth have a long turn until they engage so it sucks for tight spots.If you had to invest in one ratchet, one 3/8" and one 1/4", what would you buy?
>>24390506all their tools are china made now, but they can get around saying that for some by having 99% of work done in china and 1% done here.literally harbor freight tools rape snap on
>>24390519Based and craftsmanpilled
>>24394684Snapon 3/8" drive in 1/4" head form factor locking flex head. Them get a cheap Husky 1/4" roto ratchet.
>>24391753my rule of thumb is to never pull parts off obvious death cars
>>24390944Try Tekton. Not sure if Craftsman still says them, they used to sell them at Sears a few years ago.I know Tekton has 6pt ratcheting wrenches and I often wonder why more companies don’t do that. Regular box ends, 12pt makes sense to have more positions in tight spots, but not on a 72T+ ratcheting wrench.I bought some cheap 6pt double box end wrenches from Performance Tool, but it was only a couple wrenches sold as “Brake Bleeder Wrenches”
>>24394684Gearwrench 84T/90T flex heads. The flex head will change your life. The 144T isn’t really worth the extra money and size for the extra half degree of swing.I like the newer Tekton 90T as wel, got a flex head in this pic and it’s one of the more compact heads.Also don’t sleep on the Husky 72T ratchets, they’re made by the same people as Gearwrench, same design but 72T instead of 84/90, but still super smooth, plus they have a quick release. They sell flex head models of the Husky 72T as well, a couple of those would serve you well, plus easy warranty if you ever push it too hard.
>>24394583was the WD40 worth it?
>>24394684>>24395323Here’s another picMy suggestion, watch Amazon, there is a 4pc Gearwrench (or maybe Sata, same thing rebranded) flex head 84T/90T set with a 1/2”, 3/8”, 1/4”, and 3/8” stubby for around $100, but will go on sale from time to time for like $80
>>24394684These. I don't know who makes them, but Würth sells them in 3/8" and 1/4" sizes. It's awesome.
>>24394581That looks like the perfect place for a water-air intercooler off a BMW X5 from ebay
>>24394684I'm partial to the wera zyklop in 3/8" and who fucking cares on the 1/4" you're not gonna use it enough to matter
What is the best value torque wrench?
>>24395687You never needed to fit a socket wrench into a small space?
>>24395687Yeah idk about that man
>>24395730I reach for one of these or a wrench before the 1/4 most of the time. Maybe I just don't work on as much fiddly shit as the average person.
>>24395676Nah, im perfectly content with the merkur outlet pipe ghetto intercooler.
Big boy coming through
Who 3/4 here?
>>24392220Fellow pittsburgh man
>>24395687>Playskool meme Wera toolsOf course you don’t need more sizes because Wera owners don’t use their tools.Also buying anything besides screwdrivers and bits from them is a waste of money.
>>24390506doing the ccv on my 525i.
>>24397798brittle piece of shit fell apart taking it out.
>>24394684I have 2 Nepros ratshits, they're both 3/4, one long one and one compact one. I really like them so far. Kinda pricey though but I use them a lot so I can justify it.
For me it's 3/8" anvils in 1/4" bodies
>>24395714I got a digital wrench direct from the OEM MAC tools uses off AliExpress, my wheels havent fallen off yet
>>24399445The Williams 36T is quite small already with the typical 3/8” body.Anyway, you goys obsessed with that modifying like it’s a fumoto valve, meanwhile I’m here with my 1/4” drive sockets that go up to 15mm. Any larger than that, the damn 3/8” wrench will fit in there.There’s a couple Taiwan brands with compact heads, I might snag pic related one of these days to continue my ratchet autism.
>>24390872I managed to break a 24-inch breaker bar without a cheater bar. They're not invincible.
>>24400307That $140 price tag is totally worth it as you wait 3 weeks for the Snappy rape van to pull back around the shop with a new one.The HF $15 Pitt Pro bar has unironically been an amazing buy for the money. I hate HF, especially with the rising prices and new expensive brands, but that 25” breaker bar is one of like 3-4 items worth going to HF for.
>>24400298The only one that even took me some time was grinding down the non-fuel 3/8s anvil to fit inside the 1/4" ratchet, but it was honestly worth it for the smaller extended head. Ironically I think the new "high speed" fuel ratchets are just factory made conversions, since my modified fuel has a higher rpm than the stock 3/8 fuel
>>24391013Only oldfags get this
>>24400622Was waiting for this reply
>>24399445What kind of ratchet is that longer locking flex head? And do you like/recommend it. Looking for a 3/8" drive in 1/4" head locking flex.
Just picked up my first car. AC blows warm which I knew about when I got it, is this something I can easily diagnose and fix on my own if I just follow the Haynes Manual? Or should I get a mechanic to do this and learn to walk before I run? It's a CR-V 2007 if that changes anything.
>>24402065Check if there is refrigerant pressure in the system. If there is, it is not leaking so that's good. In that case it's likely he compressor, or could more than likely just be a faulty clutch for the compressor.
>>24394583Making soup for dinner
Just fuck my shit up. Being born in eastern europe sucks.
Wrenchlet life is suffering...>get jeep tj in good condition>set of random sockets, no case, dodgy wrenches >getting randon tools one by one>oil change takes multiple trips to auto zone>caliper and rotor change takes days, finally learn about PB blaster and blowtorch for rusty hubs>water pump and hose change into wee hours of the morning, wife hid the channel lock pliers>next day find pliers that would have saved hours of struggling>panicky flipping through service manual pdf for torque specs before tablet battery dies>have to look at every single socket in junk box to find the one I want>"at least I'm saving money, r-right?">now going to do thermostat and radiator, preemptive cooling system overhaul>planning on rear main seal change, new oil pumpI'm not repeating this disorganized bullshit again. I think I've earned the right to buy myself a nice organized toolset, preferably with locking case to keep the goddamned wife out of it. Recommendations? Is Hazard Freight a mistake? I'm not poor, just frugal, but I'm not doing this shit anymore...
>>24402798Husky, Kobalt, Gearwrench, Craftsman all sell a 2-3 drawer set like pic related for around $150-$250, that’s a decent set to cover the sockets and wrenches./o/ shit requires a lot of tools to make random jobs go smooth though, it’s sort of annoying. In addition to the $200 socket set, make sure you have a decent assortment of pliers, a multimeter or at least a test light, flex head ratchets as well as flex head ratcheting box wrenches are super nice to have.But yea get a complete socket set at leasf
>>24392220The pittsburg pliers did great on project farm
>>24393114I cant find craftsman 6 points
>>24395770What are these?
>>24394583Maybe they'll fit now ? Use broth for cooking rice to add flavor.
>>24402040It's a Matco 12" 1/4 ratchet AFR128LFYou have to buy a rebuild kit to make it 3/8" yourself, or buy a BFR58 and swap the anvils yourself if you can't find someone to sell you the kit. I think Gearwrench might have something close to it now though. I like it but I'm a Subaru fag, it makes doing things like spark plugs a lot nicer.
>>24391246Man you still here?I wanted to ask what's some of the coolest shit you've found in the yard
>>24402966Thanks for that. Coulda googled but wanted to rely on /o/ experience. After a couple projects, you quickly learn many things are either impossible or you'll mangle stuff without that one weird tool:- gear bleeder wrench- hose clamps so you dont get brake fluid all over- caliper hangar hooks- manual window crank release tool- interior trim shims- random 8mm square plug socket to drain engine coolant that's used nowhere else on the car- flexi hose clamp vise/pliers for that one impossible to reach spring clamp- diy flexi sparkplug "inserter/threader" so you dont crossthread them using a ratchet + extension.And on and on and on...but DIY wrenching is feeling less like an impossible black art, and more like a simple matter of realizing you gotta spend $20 for yet another random doohickey or your life will be suffering.
>>24403819* brake bleeder wrench
Being flat rate is the most retarded thing in existence if you work at GM. GM is behind the times, fuck having different techs doing specific work. It worked into the 70s, doesn't work now. By the time the customer gets their vehicle back 3-4 different techs worked on it. You got your general, drivability, transmission, front end guy, trim guy and all the labour times are fucking ass and don't take into account the time spent searching for keys or passing the vehicle on to the next tech. Sometimes I want to get out of this hell hole because I can't make a decent living without getting absolutely fucked by service advisors and a one of our 2 service managers. I have friends at different brands clearing close to 120-160hrs bi-weekly while I barely manage 60hrs. But the only thing keeping me here is the close friends I made here making it tolerable to work here, also because GM ASEP is actually a better program than the generic auto diploma. Am I a wrenchlet? Absolutely considering how miserable this trade is to work in. I can't wait for this trade to implode on itself considering no one is coming into the trade and it being in stupid high demand. I want to see all the boomers managing dealer groups go fucking bankrupt. Pay us better fuckers, this is one of the lowest paid trades and one of the most fucking complex. Merc and Tesla doing it right being straight time with best benefits. Corporate dealers is where it's at.
>>24390506Anyone else have a new tool buying procedure?>Do research on what's what if you're buying something you've never used before. If safety related/measurement related, opt for a quality brand.>Otherwise, fucking Harbor Freight that shit. >Use Harbor Freight tools until a problem is encountered. Break a wrench? Get a better brand. Need a higher tolerance tool? Better brand. Use these tools professionally? Probably want a better brand, too.>If you never encounter a problem with your Harbor Freight tool, congratulations, it was the best choice.
>>24403042Thumb drive ratchets for putting stuff back together in tight spaces.I got a nice stought husky 3/8 drive one i use to remove oil filters with a compressing grabber thingy when i cant get my hand on it.
>>24403791Depends what you define as cool.I mostly browse the import sections but sometimes I venture out into the domestics depending what I need that day.
>>24403932If it's something I'm going to use a lot I just buy once, cry once.
>>24403819Pretty much. Eventually you build up a collection of those $10-$20 tools that save you an hour of frustration on certain jobs, like the hose clamp pliers that keep you from tearing up your fingers. And next time you come to a job that is way easier with a 24” long 1/2” extension, you will have one.
>>24390506Na friend, I have cheap AF taiwan wrenches that work just fine. If I had to live off them I'd get whack-on but since it's just wrenching in my spare time, cheapo wrenches from amazon work fine.
>>24393729based MRS poster
>>24404129what kind of pliers are those?
>>24391013heres your (you)
>>24405012>Asking the knipexfag about his pliers You fool, you've doomed us all
Uh oh, bros. I think I might be a wrenchlet.>>24405112Kek I meant the type. I have a couple pairs of knipex.
Everyone knows your worth as a mechanic is fully determined by all of your extensions and adapters combined. I know some of you fags have me beat. POST EM
>>24405177half my extensions are at work..
>>24405177Half of my extensions are fucking lost
>>24405112>>24405012The first one is for hoses, second and fourth ones are for gripping shit in retarded spots, third one is for those dumb spring hose clamps, fifth one is for ear clamps, like those goofy clamps on CV boots.
Do i even need a toque wrench? I do just everything up tight as shit.
>>24405448Yes, headbolts, big end bolts, crank bolts and so on
>>24405466I've been meaning to get some for a while but lazyyes wrenchlet
>>24405474yes, get one. I like to use my 1/2in on lugnuts, and anything critical engine,tranny, or chassis wise.Use the 3/8's for stuff like brakes and lower torque things.Pretty important to me. That way I know I am in the ball park and shit shouldn't come apart.
>>24405421>>24405428kek the duality of /o/tists>>24405448yeah
>>24405177Some days you just gotta ride the extension train
>>24405574hell yeah borther
Anyone have any experience with this? Is it just a band-aid rather than a proper fix?
>>24396065Get on my level kiddo.
>>24406068if the refridgerant charge has diminished, and that's the cause of decreased performance, then you have a leak. if it's a very slow leak, the can is worth it because it could top it off for a year or more. if it's going low really quick, check out your hoses, one of them might be wet around where the hose meats the mettle. those are pretty cheap to replace. hopefully it's not an evap core, because that's not cheap to replace unless you can take out your own steering column and dash - entirely. could also just be a shot compressor. if you had a way of checking your ac charge then it's compressor if it's full but not cooling. unless for some reason it's not being commanded on.
>>24393729Have you just been replacing the engine in that thing for the past year? I keep seeing you post it in various states of no engine...
>>24406474Why would you want this instead of air or electric?Is it for when air and electric aren't available?
>>24407210Is that shit gas?Right tool for the job I guess even if it’s the wrong tool for 99% of jobs that require a similar tool. Also air and electric, there is a limit to how far you can be from the outlet before you get drop offs in power.Gas powered compressors are boss though. One day when I can’t hold a company job, I’m going to toss one of those bitches in the back of an old pickup truck and get a shady roadside assistance company going, I already do it on a smaller scale.