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 Post subject: Servicing Tools
PostPosted: Mon Jun 25, 2018 10:46 am 
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Hi
I would like to jump into servicing my own C1. Ive seen my father do it loads of times and kind of know what to do. The only thing that i am missing is the tools.

Is there a decent comprehensive list of tools required for servicing and also brake pad changing etc.

I can purchase a mahoosive mechanics tool kit from amazon and various other places which might contain the tools i need (short of jack and wheel ramps). Was wondering if its cheaper to buy the bits individually.

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 Post subject: Re: Servicing Tools
PostPosted: Mon Jun 25, 2018 4:53 pm 
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Check that the tool kit has a 16 mm long reach socket mine didn't.
Decent jack.
Torque Wrench
Good set of screw drivers.
Pliers Set
Oil Filter wrench.
Spanners ring or open ended.

That lot should get you well on your way. There are more items l could list, but it depends on how far you wish to go.

Good Luck


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 Post subject: Re: Servicing Tools
PostPosted: Mon Jun 25, 2018 6:33 pm 
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My main service tools very similar to Brixtonboy's, so

Socket set
Screw driver set
Open ended/ring spanner set
Oil filter wrench
Spark plug spanner/socket
Pliers set
Torque wrench
trolley jack and axle stands, personally I used these more than ramps, my dear old Dad got some ramps, but they still sitting in our shed never used.

Maybe worth looking at Halfords tool sets, they often have very good deals (half price) and they usually get good reviews in car mags.

Also, I would just say buy decent quality, cos it may cost more now, but I still using sockets and spanner sets I bought decades ago, and they still working
perfectly, so you save in long run.


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 Post subject: Re: Servicing Tools
PostPosted: Wed Jun 27, 2018 11:30 am 
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Nice one

Looking at this for £100 from halfrauds at the moment

https://www.halfords.com/workshop-tools ... tool-chest

This should cover most of the bases i think

Plus https://www.halfords.com/workshop-tools ... er-remover

Ramps from Screwfix as these go to 2tonne https://www.screwfix.com/p/hilka-pro-cr ... pack/83061

Probably this too as it has axel stands/jack/other bits https://www.halfords.com/workshop-tools ... ifting-kit

Plus an oil pan and a spark plug remover

Any good?


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 Post subject: Re: Servicing Tools
PostPosted: Wed Jun 27, 2018 12:18 pm 
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I personally didn't get on with that oil filter removal tool, l use the same chain type or screw on.
An a plastic oil container 10 litres.
I have a stabiliser bar and not a lot of room to remove the sump bolt, yesterday l just could not find my
14mm flat ring spanner. Look after your tools


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 Post subject: Re: Servicing Tools
PostPosted: Wed Jun 27, 2018 2:37 pm 
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Not saying the phaze tools are no good, but the Halfords Advanced/Professional ones get the good reviews and think they have lifetime guarantee as well.

Interestingly I just bought one those type oil filter wrenches not used it yet, I used a strap wrench with socket for many years, but it does struggle at times, as found out servicing sisters 108, so got that as back up, mine was £6 from eBay.

As for the lifting kit, all good stuff, trolley jack, axle stands, wheel chocks and long wheel brace, have all these and very useful, the crawler didn't work for me, I just find easier without, luckily still able to scrabble about. To be fair I luckily just raise our 107 few inches on trolley jack (suspension travel, tyre on ground) and able to reach oil filter and sump plug no problem, one easier cars I worked on.

Oil pan to catch old oil, probably a good idea, silly me I'm still using my trusty old bucket :lol: my dear old Dad used then old oil into old oil can and off to the tip. This just made me think of another handy tool, set of plastic funnels, always handy when filling fluids on cars.

Also, get a decent kneeling pad or knee pads, cos years of stupidly kneeling on bare concrete, has taken its toll, so I used one for good few years now.


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 Post subject: Re: Servicing Tools
PostPosted: Wed Jun 27, 2018 2:55 pm 
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Steve107 wrote:
This just made me think of another handy tool, set of plastic funnels, always handy when filling fluids on cars.


Indeed I have a set of these...

https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B000LFVQ9I?psc=1&redirect=true&ref_=oh_aui_search_detailpage

Paid £ 2.20 free delivery for mine in August 2014 from the Amazon Marketplace. I haven't actually used them yet. Cheapest out of Amazon and eBay now is still the Amazon Marketplace for £ 3.31 free delivery.

May be cheaper elsewhere haven't looked that far.

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 Post subject: Re: Servicing Tools
PostPosted: Fri Jun 29, 2018 9:52 am 
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I use Halfords advanced tools at home, good action on the ratchets and very solid plus a lifetime warranty on all tools.

I much prefer them over the s**tI am provided with at work.

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 Post subject: Re: Servicing Tools
PostPosted: Sat Jun 30, 2018 10:59 am 
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Also, get a decent kneeling pad or knee pads, cos years of stupidly kneeling on bare concrete, has taken its toll, so I used one for good few years now.

I wish I had thought about these years ago. Swapping summer/winter tyres, brake pads etc.

Kneeling
On bits of car carpet is not right.


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