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Re: The Club's Tools - Updated 1/2012

Posted: Sat May 26, 2012 7:05 pm
by Minidave
What does it look like?

Re: The Club's Tools - Updated 1/2012

Posted: Sun May 27, 2012 10:34 am
by Clubby Clutch
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Re: The Club's Tools - Updated 1/2012

Posted: Sun May 27, 2012 12:56 pm
by Minidave
I don't see any reason why we couldn't make one of those, if you got the dimensions, and the size and accurate spacing of the holes.

Re: The Club's Tools - Updated 1/2012

Posted: Mon May 28, 2012 2:55 pm
by Clubby Clutch
I do not think it is too difficult. Here is the link:
http://www.kcbmwclub.org/forum/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=1765&sid=504413bcbda75b8d4c338d4faa74b64f

However, since this is from the KC club, I will end up borrowing the tool from them.

Re: The Club's Tools - Updated 1/2012

Posted: Thu May 31, 2012 2:27 pm
by Minidave
Does someone have the brake pressure bleeder out? I went to loan it to another club member and I don't seem to have it.

Please contact me if you have it so I can arrange to get it to the club member who needs it.

Edit: pressure bleeder has been located and will be back to me Friday evening!

Re: The Club's Tools - Updated 1/2012

Posted: Thu Jun 07, 2012 4:14 pm
by Minidave
I have the pressure bleeder back again, if someone needs to borrow it.

Re: The Club's Tools - Updated 1/2012

Posted: Mon Aug 06, 2012 11:15 am
by jhurley21
Hello,

Does the club tool box have the 14mm 12pt socket for removing the spark plugs from newer MINI's? I have an 09
Cooper S.

Thanks!

Re: The Club's Tools - Updated 1/2012

Posted: Mon Aug 06, 2012 11:20 am
by Minidave
No, but I have one and you're welcome to borrow it.

Contact me via PM for my address.

Re: The Club's Tools - Updated 1/2012

Posted: Tue Jan 22, 2013 12:11 am
by ToddH
I noticed that the club has a Bently Service manual for 1st generation minis; could you take speak at that and let me know if there is a section on cylinder head gasket replacement/removal. Thanks.

As you can guess I am not asking out of curiosity - yeap bad things on the '06 R53; since I've done some head swaps and gasket replacement before if I can find a little direction I think I can get the job done.

Re: The Club's Tools - Updated 1/2012

Posted: Tue Jan 22, 2013 12:00 pm
by Minidave
You're welcome to borrow the manual, I'm sure it will cover everthing you need to know to R&R the head. The only tricky part to me would be making sure you get the cam timed right again.

PM me for my phone number and address and you can pick it up pretty much any time.

Re: The Club's Tools - Updated 1/2012

Posted: Mon Mar 04, 2013 11:55 am
by Derek1387
HOw about a Garage?

I am lucky enough to live directly on a 30* decline street, with no driveway, or garage :( I have built two fully bagged S10's in front of my house, but definitely not my favorite thing to do.

And i believe I have a radiator leak/cap testing kit at the house that I can donate.

Re: The Club's Tools - Updated 1/2012

Posted: Mon Mar 04, 2013 1:01 pm
by Minidave
Derek, we do have wrenching parties at my shop from time to time, and you're always welcome to attend. We've done rear sway bars, struts, brakes, motor mounts and all sorts of repairs, the only thing we try to do is limit the work to stuff that can be done in one day, although one or two cars have run over an extra day.

There is also a DIY shop in Olathe that rents out lifts and shop space at a very reasonable rate, their rate includes the use of their tool sets as well. It's SO much easier to work on these cars on a lift, but my shop is small with limited headroom, so we use jacks and jackstands.

A radiator test kit would be a great addition to our tool set. As you can see from this thread the club has MINI specific tools available to loan anytime.

Re: The Club's Tools - Updated 1/2012

Posted: Mon Mar 04, 2013 1:14 pm
by Derek1387
Awesome.

I will have to check out that DIY garage.

Yeah, main things I want to do are rear sway, torque mount bushing, shocks/etc sometime. And just to hang out!

Re: The Club's Tools - Updated 1/2012

Posted: Mon Mar 04, 2013 1:40 pm
by Minidave
Those are all jobs that can be done in my shop, our first shop day will probably be in April, and it's done strictly on a need to basis - IOW when someone needs to do something to their car! :D

Here's a link to the DIY site on Olathe, the fellow who owns it is named Dave (No, not me!) http://www.diyautorepairkc.com/

I did a weeks worth of work on a fellow MINI owner's car in Dave's shop this past Decmber and it was wonderful to be able to be on a lift and in a nice, well lit, warm shop!

Re: The Club's Tools - Updated 1/2014

Posted: Wed Feb 12, 2014 1:52 pm
by Minidave
New Tool!

I had never seen one of these before, but once I learned of them we had to have one!

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This bad boy only does one thing, it removes those PITA spring type hose clamps that all our MINIs (and many other Euro cars) use, and that can be so hard to reach with any "normal" tools!

This will make removing hose clamps a breeze, and save your finger tips in the process, not to mention cutting down on the blue words in the air! :lol:

Should be here in a week or so.

BTW, does someone have the Bentley manual? if so please let me know via PM and when it will be returned.

Re: The Club's Tools - Updated 5/2014

Posted: Tue May 27, 2014 7:16 pm
by Minidave
Update!

KSMiniman has donated two brand new (1 still in the wrapper!) Haynes manuals to the club, these cover all 1st and 2nd Gen MINIs, and while not quite as complete as the Bentley manual, they're great for general maintenance and repairs. Anyone who'd like to borrow one if for no other reason than to read up on your car, get ahold of me.

Thanks, Tom!

Re: The Club's Tools - Updated 4/2015

Posted: Fri Apr 24, 2015 8:35 pm
by Minidave
Updated the list to include the new Bentley manual for the R56, and a few other new acquisitions......

Call if you need to borrow something - Dave@ 913-948-3652 or 913-648-6339

Re: The Club's Tools - Updated 4/2015

Posted: Tue Jun 02, 2015 2:42 pm
by memo79
Dave, does that OBD tool have the ability to reset the airbag light?

Re: The Club's Tools - Updated 4/2015

Posted: Tue Jun 02, 2015 3:27 pm
by Minidave
I seriously doubt it, but you're welcome to try it.....it's a fairly low end version, it's really only for engine performance codes, but like I said - you're welcome to try it and see.

BMW's code is fairly complex and often they're the only ones who can read or reset it, although some of the newer (and expen$ive code tools will)

Re: The Club's Tools - Updated 12/2015

Posted: Sun Dec 20, 2015 6:08 pm
by Minidave
Updated the Tool List with the addition of engine hoist and classic Mini flywheel puller

Re: The Club's Tools - Updated 12/2015

Posted: Mon Dec 11, 2017 11:31 am
by ragtopday Johnna
The supercharger pulley removal tool has been removed from the club tool collection. It was returned damaged at some point.