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tool tips time again post any you have as well by 84fiero123
Started on: 05-04-2014 01:16 PM
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Every so often I will mention in tech how one tool made for one specific job can be used for other things as well, even though they were never meant to be.

My friend who owns the shop with a lift I sometimes borrow, well I just go over when he isn't using it and use it there obviously. Well he called today to ask to borrow my fuel pressure tester of course I said sure but don't you have one, he said I did, until I loaned it to someone who never brought it back, You, meaning me have got to be the only one who always returns tools when I lone them out. anyway having tested my fuel pump pressure before without the dedicated tester I mentioned, because I know most of what he has for tools and vice versa,

don't you have an old air conditioning recharger kit? he does, I know he does I have used it over at his place. he said Well ya you know I do. then I told him the connector on that is the same as the one on the fuel pump tester and connects right up to the shrader valve or whatever its called. he said no way. while I was on the phone with him he found it and checked, low and behold he doesn't need to borrow my tester today.

Anyone else have any specialty tools they have bought for just one purpose that they have found other uses for post them up, I won't mind?
hell maybe someone else could use our vast knowledge base of other uses for tools.

I have others but have to go pull the console on a Hyundai to release the dam Ebrakes, WTF why can't things ever be easy anymore.

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No comments or added ideas for uses of one tool to use in a different way? OK

Next one is something I saw on You Tube about a home made pressure bleeder for brakes and clutches with hydraulic systems made from of all things, a pump sprayer.



Great for our little cars as bleeding the brakes and clutch system can be a royal pain in the ass.

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Now that pump sprayer makes sense.
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Originally posted by 84fiero123:

No comments or added ideas for uses of one tool to use in a different way? OK

Next one is something I saw on You Tube about a home made pressure bleeder for brakes and clutches with hydraulic systems made from of all things, a pump sprayer.


I made one of those and use it on my Cobalt. It works great! Highly recommended.

I haven't gotten creative enough to make a fitting that'll seal on the Fiero brake reservoir, though, so that one gets done by gravity. Time for a beer while I'm waiting!

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I made one of those and use it on my Cobalt. It works great! Highly recommended.

I haven't gotten creative enough to make a fitting that'll seal on the Fiero brake reservoir, though, so that one gets done by gravity. Time for a beer while I'm waiting!


Just buy a new cap for the brake reservoir and drill the hole in the new or old one. you need to make a cap for each different kind of reservoir you will be bleeding. cheap really compared to taking it someplace and hqaving them do it. what's a new cover cost.

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A must have, and a Great Price.
http://www.newegg.com/Produ...?Item=9SIA0400584607
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Originally posted by 84fiero123:

what's a new cover cost.



Probably free, or close to it, from the junkyard.

I wondered if it would seal tightly enough under pressure, but I suppose if it doesn't, I could just put a couple zip-ties around it.

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Originally posted by James Bond 007:

A must have, and a Great Price.
http://www.newegg.com/Produ...?Item=9SIA0400584607


While that is a great tool, what have you used it for that it was never made for, I can tell you I have used mine as a hammer as well as a braker bar, but what have you used it for, other than its intended use?

 
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Probably free, or close to it, from the junkyard.

I wondered if it would seal tightly enough under pressure, but I suppose if it doesn't, I could just put a couple zip-ties around it.


I think he just cut the center out of the rubber gasket on the video and I don't see why that wouldn't work on the brake master cylinder. Or if it doesn't work use a couple of zip ties, like you said.

we use zip ties everywhere around the farm for things they were never meant for as well.

Steve

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I use one of these as a tooth pick...

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Originally posted by Tony Kania:

I use one of these as a tooth pick...



Who are you really, Jay Leno?

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This is a great floor jack for Fiero owners. Low profile and high lift.

http://www.harborfreight.co...apid-pump-60678.html

There is also a way to test fuel injectors with a baby medicine syringe. I've done it and it works great. Maybe I saw it here or on YouTube.
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Originally posted by heybjorn:

Now that pump sprayer makes sense.


He could have saved a lot of time by using a step drill bit.
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