The Club's Tools - Updated 12/2017

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Re: The Club's Tools

Postby ksminiman » Tue Mar 16, 2010 7:58 pm

slow. I have everything ready to go just have to get the actual steel and I will be able to get the arms built.
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Re: The Club's Tools

Postby kabootist » Mon Mar 29, 2010 4:06 am

I've got the plastic ramps that work well for the Mini...not sure about lowered ones. Happy to loan those out.

Also have the wheel bearing hub puller that I had to buy when my 03's wheel bearings went to crap. Happy to loan out as well.

send me a PM, will send details if needed.

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Re: The Club's Tools

Postby Minidave » Tue Apr 13, 2010 4:06 pm

I made a small modification to the belt tensioning tool, I welded on a short piece of pipe to the end of the handle, the sharp edges of the flat bar stock killed your hand when it had a lot of tension on it! I'll see if I can find a plastic cap for the end of the pipe.....
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Re: The Club's Tools

Postby davester » Tue Apr 13, 2010 9:13 pm

Would a bicycle handlebar grip work???
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Re: The Club's Tools

Postby Minidave » Wed Apr 14, 2010 9:44 am

If it's big enough....I think just having the round part is all that's needed tho, and a cap for the end.....
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Re: The Club's Tools

Postby Minidave » Wed May 12, 2010 9:56 pm

All the tools are now back at my shop if someone needs something 5/12/2010
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Re: The Club's Tools

Postby Minidave » Sat May 29, 2010 2:19 pm

Note to Speed Racer.....

I got your PM, but for some reason it doesn't show up here in my messages, so I could not respond to it.

Call, PM again or email me whenever you want to use the tools.

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Re: The Club's Tools

Postby sh944 » Sat May 28, 2011 2:51 pm

Here is a donation to the club tool set, courtesy of Banger Industries:


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I'll arrange to get these in Mini Dave's hands and let him keep them with the rest of the club tools.

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Re: The Club's Tools

Postby Minidave » Sat May 28, 2011 3:23 pm

Thanks, SH944!

By the way, the belt tensioner tool and puller are back in stock in case anyone needs them.....
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Re: The Club's Tools - Updated 7/2011

Postby Minidave » Sat Jul 30, 2011 1:08 pm

I have updated the tool set with some new additions, see the first post.

I think a set of ramps would really be a good investment, most of these cars are so low it's difficult to get a floor jack under the front end, and that makes it tough when you just want to do an oil change, motor mount, pulley, belt or power steering pump R&R. Could someone look into this again?

Some inexpensive plastic ones would do the trick.
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Re: The Club's Tools - Updated 7/2011

Postby ragtopday Johnna » Sat Jul 30, 2011 4:02 pm

Minidave wrote:I have updated the tool set with some new additions, see the first post.

I think a set of ramps would really be a good investment, most of these cars are so low it's difficult to get a floor jack under the front end, and that makes it tough when you just want to do an oil change, motor mount, pulley, belt or power steering pump R&R. Could someone look into this again?

Some inexpensive plastic ones would do the trick.


I vote that the club purchase a set. We've got some funding and this seems like a really good use for it! :)
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Re: The Club's Tools - Updated 7/2011

Postby Counterfit_Mini » Sun Jul 31, 2011 7:54 pm

I have a super low floor jack. It fit under my xB when it was lowered to 3" off the ground.
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Re: The Club's Tools - Updated 7/2011

Postby Minidave » Wed Sep 14, 2011 11:49 am

OK, are you planning to donate it, or are you suggesting the club buy one too?

I did see one of those really cool aluminum jacks with the little roller wheel in front on sale at Harbor Freight for only $70, don't know if they're still on sale or not.

However, I think the ramps would be a better solution for a lot of the easier jobs like oil changes and such. I've never used ramps so someone with more experience might chime in and give an opinion about whether they'd be a better investment than a low wheel floor jack.
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Re: The Club's Tools - Updated 7/2011

Postby Mach5 » Fri Sep 16, 2011 9:25 am

Re HF Jack - I almost went to buy that but I'm pretty sure it's a metal jack, not aluminum. When you haul jacks around enough you start to appreciate the weight savings.

Re ramps - unless they are really long and have a slow rise, they'd likely be too steep in rake, at least for any lowered car.

I've thought about these issues and my answer is that I want a lift! :-)

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Re: The Club's Tools - Updated 7/2011

Postby Minidave » Fri Sep 16, 2011 10:28 am

Me too! 8)

But first I'd need a higher ceiling in the garage.....
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Re: The Club's Tools - Updated 7/2011

Postby imabyter » Thu Nov 10, 2011 8:25 pm

I just picked up a full set of Torx Sockets, 1/4" drive on the smaller ones and 3/8 drive on the larger. I needed the T-50 to remove the brake rotor fixing bolt (spins right out with air impact wrench). PM me if you need access. Live in Leawood, work in Mission. Sounds like I will need to borrow the rear piston tool to install the rear rotors.

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Re: The Club's Tools - Updated 7/2011

Postby imabyter » Sun Nov 13, 2011 12:05 pm

What a great club benefit! I was lucky to gain access to the rear caliper compression tool yesterday. The job could not have been completed without it. Thanks Dave and Doug for the loan.
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Re: The Club's Tools - Updated 7/2011

Postby Counterfit_Mini » Sun Nov 13, 2011 1:02 pm

Minidave wrote:OK, are you planning to donate it, or are you suggesting the club buy one too?

I did see one of those really cool aluminum jacks with the little roller wheel in front on sale at Harbor Freight for only $70, don't know if they're still on sale or not.

However, I think the ramps would be a better solution for a lot of the easier jobs like oil changes and such. I've never used ramps so someone with more experience might chime in and give an opinion about whether they'd be a better investment than a low wheel floor jack.


I'll donate my jack as long as I can get it back to work on my classic Mini. It's a craftsmen aluminium low profile jack (and it was quite a bit more than $70. My dad bought it for me last year).
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Re: The Club's Tools - Updated 7/2011

Postby Minidave » Sun Nov 13, 2011 4:21 pm

Sounds nice, you hang on to that, you'll need it for your Mini.....
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Re: The Club's Tools - Updated 1/2012

Postby Minidave » Fri Jan 27, 2012 12:24 pm

The new pulley tool from Craven speed came today in case anyone wants or needs it. It looks very well made and is much simpler to use than the old Alta design. The only instruction that came with it is to grease the threads of the bolt before each use, just FYI.
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Re: The Club's Tools - Updated 1/2012

Postby Hagar46 » Wed May 16, 2012 12:02 pm

Does the Club or anyone in the Club own a serpentine belt tensioner release tool for Just-a-Cooper (not Cooper S) that they would be willing to loan out to me? I need to replace my serpentine belt (and maybe the tensioner). :(
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Re: The Club's Tools - Updated 1/2012

Postby Minidave » Wed May 16, 2012 1:44 pm

What does it look like? Have you seen one?
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Re: The Club's Tools - Updated 1/2012

Postby Hagar46 » Wed May 16, 2012 1:50 pm

See the URL that I added above. If no one has it, I might buy and donate to club since I would likely only use it once.
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Re: The Club's Tools - Updated 1/2012

Postby Minidave » Wed May 16, 2012 3:01 pm

Yeah, I don't think I have anything quite like that....
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Re: The Club's Tools - Updated 1/2012

Postby Clubby Clutch » Sat May 26, 2012 4:20 pm

Does anyone have the BMW water pump tool to remove the fan and clutch? This is for a E36 M3.

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