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Old 07-01-2014, 11:09 AM   #1
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So, my company gives me a tool allowance every year and I am pretty much stocked up. This year I want to get some specialty tools for the wrx. Heres the catch, I cant buy online. I have to buy from one of the tool trucks (matco, mac, snap on, or cornwell) or a local place like northren, home depot, lowes, sears, or harbor freight.

I am especially interested in a cam lock tool for when my timing belt service comes. I see many of the universal ones on the trucks but, none that are Subaru specific. Can anyone confirm one of these universal ones to work well on our engines?

I also am looking for stuff like no spill funnels, crank tool, 13mm square drive rear diff socket and whatever else might be useful in the future. Links, pics, and part numbers will be very helpfull. I already have the torx socket for the trans and a oil filter socket. Thanks in advance!
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Old 07-01-2014, 11:17 AM   #2
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snapon makes a nice and super handy ball joint tool just for your car.
http://store.snapon.com/Ball-Joint-S...u-P739363.aspx
and maybe this set
http://store.snapon.com/Tie-Rod-Adju...--P648197.aspx
that and by yourself some of the nice dual80 ratchet wrenches with green handles
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Old 07-01-2014, 11:41 AM   #3
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Thanks buddy! Keep them coming!
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Old 07-02-2014, 12:48 PM   #4
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Where are you guys getting your threaded spill free oil funnels or coolant funnels that eliminate air pockets?
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Old 07-02-2014, 02:51 PM   #5
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Got mine from my Matco guy, not sure what brand. Its yellow, some german brand i think. And the snap-on balljoint tool is worth its weight in steel lol, best ever.
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Old 07-02-2014, 06:15 PM   #6
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No spill funnel is great to have for burping out air. Mine attaches to the radiator.

I have never had a need for any special timing belt tools and have done hundreds of Subaru head gaskets and timing belts.

You will need a 10mm allen impact socket for the cam bolts.

If you do engine work a 14mm allen socket can be useful for taking out the block drains.

Straight, not angled, 12mm open end wrench is good to have for auto trans flexplate bolts.

14mm impact 3/8 drive flex socket makes the engine to trans bolts easier.

C-clamp to compress the timing tensioner.

Good thin 14mm 12 point 1/2 drive socket for head bolts.

Feeler gauges for valve clearance.
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Old 07-02-2014, 09:39 PM   #7
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Old 07-02-2014, 09:43 PM   #8
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http://www.rallysportdirect.com/Tools

I know you said not online but just for future reference. Company 23 makes the best besides oem.

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