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Old 04-07-2006, 04:02 PM   #2
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Member#: 48540
Join Date: Nov 2003
Chapter/Region: Tri-State
Location: Greenburgh, NY
2005 Spec-V
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Most of the time, you get what you pay for when it comes to tools. Something like a micrometer, I would spend the extra $$$ to get quality and accuracy. I have a digital torque wrench and they are worth the weight in gold. I got mine from Snap-On and it beeps and vibrates when you reach your desired torque level. It also shows real-time what the torque reading is.

Some additional tools I would get (some of them are just nice to have):

-O-ring and seal pick
-telescoping inspection mirror
-piston ring compressor
-piston ring gapper
-assembly lube
-Torque angle meter
-feeler gauges
-Tap and die set for the unfortunate events

I'm sure you probably have these already:

-Engine stand
-Engine hoist
-Catch pan for various fluids

I'm sure there are a lot of things that can be useful. The more tools you have on hand, the better.

Good luck with the rebuilding of the engine.

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Last edited by Jyik40; 04-07-2006 at 04:10 PM.
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