Along with the advice necessary to keep my car running, I picked up a lot of ideas on the Bonneville Forum for tools, gizmos and gadgets to stock my toolbox with to help diagnose problems and get my car up and running again. I'm not talking about the basics, like a socket set, screw drivers, wrenches, hammers, pictures of the latest Snap On model, etc. I mean the stuff you don't think about until you have one, and find out how much it helps.
I'll show you mine if you show me yours:
- mechanic'* stethoscope
- inspection mirror on telescoping rod
- magnetic pick up on telescoping tod
- infrared thermometer (non contact temp readings from a distance)
- C clamp (for compressing brake cylinders)
- nylon tie straps
- cordless Dremel
- can of No-Sieze
- electrical multi meter
Now I must admit my reason in posting this thread is selfish. I want your ideas on other tools I might consider adding to my tool box.
What useful little items do you have in your tool box?
By the way, a "persuador" is a length of pipe that fits over the end of a ratchet wrench or a Johnson bar to give the extra leverage necessary to break those difficult fasteners free.
2001 Bonneville SSEi (retired at 365,000 Kms.)
2014 Jeep Grand Cherokee Overland (yes, I know its not a GM)