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The Club's Tools - Updated 12/2017

Postby Minidave » Sat Jan 30, 2010 5:10 pm

Moderator Edit 12/11/17: If you borrow a tool or a manual from the club, you are responsible for repair or replacement cost if it is returned damaged or not returned. If you damage, lose or fail to return any of the club's items, you will pay for a replacement. Thank you for helping keep the collection in a condition all club members can use.

Ok, the club is now the proud owner of the following tools to loan......

1.) Supercharger belt tensioner tool -

2.) E12 Torx socket - used to remove the lower bolt on 04-06 and 05-08 convert. right side motor mounts.

(Thanks to Davester)

3.) Bentley Manuals for 1st and 2nd Gen cars and Classics

4.) Pressurized Brake Bleeder

(Thanks to Hagar)

5.) Supercharger pulley puller

6.) Haynes Manuals for all 1st and 2nd Gen MINIs (X2)

7.) Engine hoist
(Thanks to MiniX2)

8.) Classic Mini Flywheel puller
(Thanks to MiniX2)

In addition, I have the following tools which I will lend to Club members....

9.) Rear brake pad piston tool set

10.) 36mm Socket for oil filter - 1st Gen cars

11. ) 27mm Socket for oil filter - 2nd Gen cars

12.) Ball joint tool (for removing all types of ball joints without destroying the rubber seals)

13.) Code Reader

14.) Lifter Uppers - should be used with 4 of the same jackstands

15.) Official MINI Spark Plug socket for R56 and newer cars.

16.) 7/8" X 14 threading die - used on Classic Mini axles to rethread damaged axle ends
Thanks to Dimini

17.) Cable operated hose clamp pliers



Contact me if you need to borrow something....... Cell 913-948-3652 Home 913-648-6339
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Re: The Club's Tools

Postby ksminiman » Mon Feb 15, 2010 3:37 pm

I currently have the pulley puller and the tensioner tool.
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Re: The Club's Tools

Postby Minidave » Thu Feb 18, 2010 12:15 pm

Can anyone think of any other special MINI tools we should have in our tool box?
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Re: The Club's Tools

Postby davester » Thu Feb 18, 2010 3:30 pm

How about car ramps with the long approach for oil changes. I've seen them on line somewhere. Maybe a brake bleeder??
http:/www.discountramps.com/index.htm
take a look at these ramps-
check the UR6520
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Re: The Club's Tools

Postby Minidave » Thu Feb 18, 2010 4:55 pm

Ramps are a good idea, a dual post lift would be even better! :lol:

I like the brake bleeder idea too, and maybe one of those oil change sucker-outers like MiniGeoff has?

Edit: I've seen plastic ramps, no heavier than our cars are I doubt we need 9,000lb rated ramps!

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Re: The Club's Tools

Postby davester » Thu Feb 18, 2010 5:02 pm

disregard this :oops:
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Re: The Club's Tools

Postby Hagar46 » Tue Feb 23, 2010 11:36 am

I have a brake bleeder from ProMini that I would donate to the cause. :D
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Re: The Club's Tools

Postby Minidave » Tue Feb 23, 2010 1:55 pm

Davester, for only $50 those ramps would be a good buy I think, and they would make oil changes and supercharger belts much easier to do - good find.

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Postby ksminiman » Tue Feb 23, 2010 2:48 pm

Dave could you post up a picture of the rear brake piston tool? I figured one would be needed. Just looking at the pad design I couldnt help but think, "this will be fun."
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Re: The Club's Tools

Postby davester » Tue Feb 23, 2010 4:51 pm

The ramps with the extensions are $49.99 plus $28.00 S&H. I did some research on the ramps. The drive up on the ramps would clear the valance under the bumper but the stopping area on top is only nine inches. My tires are nine inches wide
( 215/45R17)-- Don't know if it would work. They said it would be snug. I know it would fit the OE size of 205/45R17 or 16" or 15". Dave, with your engineering maybe it would work.
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Postby Minidave » Tue Feb 23, 2010 9:45 pm

ksminiman wrote:Dave could you post up a picture of the rear brake piston tool? I figured one would be needed. Just looking at the pad design I couldnt help but think, "this will be fun."


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Davester, I don't think that extra 1/2" would matter as long as the tire was firmly on the ramp.....but you're the tire expert around here.
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Postby ksminiman » Tue Feb 23, 2010 11:03 pm

Ok thats what i thought it was. About those ramps. those seem expensive. I sell the plastic ones at work (advance auto parts) for $30-40 and making an extension out of wood would not be a difficult task. Just a suggestion.
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Re: The Club's Tools

Postby Hagar46 » Wed Feb 24, 2010 10:04 am

My plastic ramps from Advance Auto work just fine without modification, but I'm JustaCooper with 15" tires. :D
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Re: The Club's Tools

Postby davester » Wed Feb 24, 2010 10:37 am

OK Tom, your elected to build the ramp approach. Attaching the ramp to the approach so it does not slide is questionable. Im ready to save the club some money.
I asked about clearance from Discount Ramps on there ramps and he replied--
"How many inches from the center of the front axle at the wheel out to
the point in front of the tire where that skirting is at 4" is located?
A complicating factor when trying to purchase a generic set of ramp for
many vehicles is all the different diameter wheels, tires and tire
profiles that people tend to put on as aftermarket items."
I measured 18" and he replied--
"Hello, that would be a 12.9 degree angle"
This might help when building the extension.
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Postby ksminiman » Wed Feb 24, 2010 1:20 pm

no problem. I will get a set of the ramps and wood to make the approaches. What Ill do is make them for lowered cars so if we can get a minimum ground clearance on the lowest car that will be helpful as far as how long I need to make these. I will router grooves into the wood for traction then make a fastening system to hold everything together. probably a few dowels that will fit into holes drilled into the ramps to hold the wood still.

I will keep all my receipts for materials purchases for the build. This should be fun!
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Re: The Club's Tools

Postby davester » Wed Feb 24, 2010 3:39 pm

Tom Bob-- YOU- DA- MAN
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Postby Minidave » Wed Feb 24, 2010 4:20 pm

And when the heck are you gonna do all this?

You're building supercharger wrenches, working for Ford, going to school and working for Advance, and now you're gonna find time to build ramps - not to mention, YOU HAVE A GIRLFRIEND!!!! :mrgreen:
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Postby ksminiman » Wed Feb 24, 2010 6:38 pm

I am superman. Plain and simple :roll: :D

Beautiful isnt she?

Honestly I think the tensioner tools will take the longest. I hope to have it all done before spring break which is in a few weeks. I plan to get the ramps this Friday to see what modifications and materials will be necessary. I will also hopefully get the materials for the tensioner tools sourced and purchased. Then I plan to design a jig to make welding the tensioner tools much easier. Building the ramp extensions will be very strait forward. get a number of boards cut the correct angles and bolt them together. put grooves in one of the boards on either side for traction and make a fastening system. I have all the tools at my house to make the ramps. just have to get bolts and wood (and the plastic ramps)

sound good? :D
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Postby MiniGeoff » Wed Feb 24, 2010 8:29 pm

I've GOT some ramps I'll donate, but they'll need something because I know they are too steep for me anyway.

And I'll at least volunteer the use of my nifty oil pumper, but I need to get some new hoses for it. They got old and cracked, and that makes it hard to create a vacuum!
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Postby Minidave » Mon Mar 01, 2010 1:54 pm

An interesting How-To article on an inexpensive brake bleeder setup from the BMW Club, I may attempt this......

http://www.bmw-m.net/TechProc/bleeder.htm
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Postby Hagar46 » Mon Mar 01, 2010 4:02 pm

Looks like mine for which I paid good money! If you don't make your own, you can use mine, Minidave. :D
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Postby minicoopers43 » Mon Mar 01, 2010 6:22 pm

Does the club have a Haynes or Bentley service manual?
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Postby Counterfit_Mini » Tue Mar 02, 2010 1:35 am

minicoopers43 wrote:Does the club have a Haynes or Bentley service manual?



I have both for a classic mini... :? I don't think that helps for your's though. LOL
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Postby ksminiman » Tue Mar 02, 2010 10:01 pm

I may be able to help with questions. I have access to shopkey.
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Re: The Club's Tools

Postby davester » Tue Mar 16, 2010 4:42 pm

Tom Bob-- How are the tool manufactures coming along?
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