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:. Misc .:. Tools .:

Tools I've found necessary/useful while owning a DSM:
Sockets/Rachets.
  • 1/4", 3/8", and 1/2" drive rachets
  • 8,10,12,14,17,19,21,22mm sockets (Sears/Craftsman)
  • Especially: 1/2" drive 12 and 14mm (Sears/Craftsman)
  • 1 1/4" (or 32mm) 1/2" drive socket (for axles)
  • 7/8" O2 sensor socket
  • spark plug socket
  • 3/8" drive 12mm Allen head socket (for head bolts)
  • 1/4 -> 3/8" and 3/8" -> 1/2" adapters
  • 3" and 6" extensions for all sizes
Other Hand Tools
  • Torque Wrench
  • 3' breaker bar (Sears/Craftsman)
  • rubber mallet (Sears/Craftsman)
  • gasket scraper
  • Magnet-tipped 'wand'
  • lots of phillips screw drivers, long/short big/small
  • Dikes (diagnoal cutters
  • Wire stripper/crimpers
Other
  • Craftsman ball-bearing drawer chest to keep it all in
  • 4 jack stands (Harbor Freight)
  • floor jack (Harbor Freight)
  • C-Clamps
  • Soldering Iron & Solder
  • Mechanix gloves (lifetime warranty)
'Special'
  • Multimeter (testing coil packs, wires, etc etc)
  • Timing light (set/check base timing)
  • fluorescent shop light (can be dropped & dunked no problem)