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I didn't saw anything on the forum about tools and I'm just curios; What are you guys using for maintenance and DIY jobs?

I guess anything would qualify from diagnostics to detailing ...


This is what I have so far ( I got a few more things, I'm gonna take a picture tomorrow )

Was just enough to get me over everything I had to deal so far so I believe I have my bases covered :D I also work around a shop to so I keep them at work to have them just in case.





 

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my tool box is a little bigger than that and it cant contain all the tools i have on top of a large tool bag and 2 small toolboxes. you look like you got most of the basic stuff though.
 

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My toolbox is 6' high by 6' wide, just a napa special because it was $4000 cheaper than the snap on model. I use mostly snap on and Mastercraft tools along with a couple bluepoint tools.


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That's my lift, I don't have any pictures of my tire changer or balancer but next time I'm there I'll get one
 

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Haha. No. That was a pos I was stripping to put in the junkyard.


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Look at my signature, those are what I drive.


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lol well some people don't always have every vehicle they drive in the sig.

it would be unfortunate to have to drive a caravan, we have one here at work that is for parts running and it is the biggest pile of crap ever. when you hit the brakes the rear drums like to squeal and sound like they are grinding, they said the rear end was replaced but i doubt it. the front needs new brakes and rotors so bad when you hit the brakes the whole dash looks like it is going to rattle to pieces. the steering is way off, and so is the alignment. this thing is a death trap, i hate driving it.
 

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Haha. The worst part is that style caravan has a steel power steering reservoir and it rots out. 3.5hours to change it. So 3.5 hours covered in fluid


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thats almost as bad as playing with the hydraulic mechanisms inside these breakers i work on. they have 5 gallons of fluid in them and where the tank drops is right below the mech, so when you work on it you better hope you don't drop something. i had one job where my tools got covered in fluid and i had to reach in about 6 times cause they were so slick with fluid.
 

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Hey, the Caravan is a workhorse and a big part of my childhood. It may not be the most precise or polished tool in your box but it's definitely the most useful. My family's gone through a few of them starting from an '88 Voyager V6, a 91' Caravan, a '94 10th Year Edition and an '03 and all were beasts of burden and never complained.

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Oh jesus, I'd have to go really look and see...because I have all my tools - and then a lot of my dad's tools as well from his job (he was self-employed)...so I have a LOT. Need to get my dad's old craftsman box (upper and lower) up to my house from my mom's. I do have an old craftsman workbench that my fiance's dad gave me when we moved (since they were selling their house which we were renting prior)...so probably can clean my basement up a tad.
 

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im a craftsman, kobalt, and bosch guy. i own a lot of different brands though, there is just some things that some companies are better at. like i wouldn't buy a roofing nailer from craftsman, i would buy one from bosch.
 

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I like Paslode nailers


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I have basic stuff and it is always enough for what I do. Basic maintenance and such. I have duralast, kobalt, and craftsman
 

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i will give it to them, they got some nice nailers, i like the orange. do you have one of the lithium ions or the pneumatic?
 

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One tool you might need if you're going to work on a Cobalt is a 32mm slim socket for the Oil filter cap.

 
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