Tools a 3s owner should own. - 3000GT/Stealth International Message Center
3000GT/Stealth International 3000GT/Stealth International
 

Auto Insurance

» Featured Product
Wheel & Tire Center

Go Back   3000GT/Stealth International Message Center > Automotive Discussions > General

3SI.org is the premier Mitsubishi 3000GT Forum on the internet. Registered Users do not see the above ads.
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
Old 09-25-2011, 09:33 PM   #1 (permalink)
Farming in north Dakota
 
mykiss69's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2001
Location: Bendavis Mo.
Drives: 94 3000gt sl
mykiss69 is an unknown quantity at this point
Feedback Score: 151 reviews
Default Tools a 3s owner should own.

If you plan on saving yourself some money and work on your own car here is a list of tools you should have on hand.

Wrenches
10mm 12mm 14mm 17mm 19mm 22mm

Gear wrenches<< very handy
10mm 12mm 14mm 17mm 19mm

Ratchets
1/4 3/8 1/2

Sockets
1/4 deep and shallow 10mm 12mm 14mm

3/8 deep and shallow 10mm 12mm 13mm 14mm

1/2 deep and shallow 14mm 17mm 19mm 21mm 32mm axle socket

Oxygen sensor socket

Breaker bars 1/4 3/8 1/2

Extensions 1/4 3/8 1/2 various lengths

Needle nosed pliers

Small vice grips

Flare nut wrenches
10mm 14mm 17mm

Screwdrivers
Various sizes Phillips and straight.

Allen head socket
3/8 drive 10mm or 1/2 drive. I prefer 1/2

Timing tensior tool

1/4 drive dewalt impact. << highly reccomend

1/2 drive air impact or 1/2 drive dewalt.

Magnet

Magnet trays to hold bolts and ect.

Regular slip joint pliers

Trim clip removal tool

Vss replacement tool. I had one of these but sold it. Very handy tool to replace those leaky valve stem seals with heads on.

Cam seal driver

Gasket scraper

Ball joint/tie rod separator

3lb or so hammer

I know I prolly left out a few so feel free to add your suggestions or tools that you use or have found that work good on our cars.
__________________
Real Men SHIFT there cars auto's are for limp wristed pansy's that cant drive.
Me I would rather DRIVE my cars in stead of simply being along for the ride.


^^^^ I couldn't have said it better myself^^^^
mykiss69 is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Old 09-25-2011, 09:37 PM   #2 (permalink)
Farming in north Dakota
 
mykiss69's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2001
Location: Bendavis Mo.
Drives: 94 3000gt sl
mykiss69 is an unknown quantity at this point
Feedback Score: 151 reviews
Default Re: Tools a 3s owner should own.

Forgot the multi meter. Great for testing electrical componets. Also a 8 mm socket for removing the isc motor. Also along with the 1/4 dewalt impact a nice set of Phillips bits work great for taking screws out of our cars. Sometimes some of the screws like to strip out and these work great to keep it from happening. A 1/4 and 3/8 socket bit works good also. A nice tap and die set is also a nice thing to have on hand for fixing threads. Just make sure it has a 10mm 1.0 pitch tap for cleaning out the threads on the bak of the crank that the flywheel bolts to. I have had to fix these on 2 different engines.

Last edited by mykiss69; 09-25-2011 at 09:56 PM.
mykiss69 is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 09-25-2011, 09:40 PM   #3 (permalink)
^^My name is April^^
 
dbest671's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2008
Location: Tennessee
Drives: Spyder VR4, SRT8
dbest671 Level 2dbest671 Level 2dbest671 Level 2dbest671 Level 2dbest671 Level 2dbest671 Level 2
Feedback Score: 87 reviews
Default Re: Tools a 3s owner should own.

You forgot band-aides and electrical tape.. and a good torque wrench.
__________________
dbest671 is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 09-25-2011, 09:46 PM   #4 (permalink)
Farming in north Dakota
 
mykiss69's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2001
Location: Bendavis Mo.
Drives: 94 3000gt sl
mykiss69 is an unknown quantity at this point
Feedback Score: 151 reviews
Default Re: Tools a 3s owner should own.

Lol yeah bandaides are a must on these cars.
mykiss69 is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 09-25-2011, 09:58 PM   #5 (permalink)
Mad Max Style
 
DJ Kontakt's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2003
Location: Los Angeles
Drives: Mad Max GT
DJ Kontakt is an unknown quantity at this point
Feedback Score: 34 reviews
Default Re: Tools a 3s owner should own.

A few additions:

Double up on the 14mm and 17mm box wrenches to hold nut / bolt combos in place

1/2" torque wrench 150ft lb+

3/8" tq wrench accurate down to 10 ft lb

14mm ratcheting wrench

clips to hold timing belt in place

Mechanics Analog Multi Tool (Big ass flathead screwdriver) VERY IMPORTANT!!!
__________________
1994 R/T - Mothballed, future rebuild
1994 3000 R/T - Mad Max car "Exodus"
1995 R/T - Parts Car
1994 R/T - Scrapped
1993 SL - Scrapped
1992 TT - Sold
1992 TT - Base Sleeper Conversion Project
1992 R/T - Scrapped
1992 Base - Scrapped
1992 TT - MODDED - Sold
1992 VR-4 - Sold

www.performancenowdirect.com
DJ Kontakt is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 09-25-2011, 10:02 PM   #6 (permalink)
Super Duper Mod
 
lawdogg's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2003
Location: San Francisco
Drives: deals
lawdogg Level 3lawdogg Level 3lawdogg Level 3lawdogg Level 3lawdogg Level 3lawdogg Level 3lawdogg Level 3
Feedback Score: 100 reviews
Default Re: Tools a 3s owner should own.

For normal stuff:



For complicated stuff:



oh and

__________________
Quote:
Originally Posted by GTO Assassin View Post
Quote:
Originally Posted by ray pampena View Post
Cant we all just smile and get along?
No!
lawdogg is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 09-25-2011, 10:07 PM   #7 (permalink)
TL VRX & TR
 
TUFFTR's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: Australialand
Drives: Mitusbishi Magna
TUFFTR is an unknown quantity at this point
Feedback Score: 13 reviews
Default Re: Tools a 3s owner should own.

Driveshaft removal tool ($70 approx)
Timing tensioner tool
Cam lockers (debateable but they've saved me a few times, better to have then not)
Fluid transfer tool
__________________
1993 Mitsubishi Magna 3.5L DOHC
Magna/Diamante/Sigma/3000GT/Debonair Bits'a.
TUFFTR is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 09-25-2011, 10:12 PM   #8 (permalink)
Farming in north Dakota
 
mykiss69's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2001
Location: Bendavis Mo.
Drives: 94 3000gt sl
mykiss69 is an unknown quantity at this point
Feedback Score: 151 reviews
Default Re: Tools a 3s owner should own.

Quote:
Originally Posted by TUFFTR View Post
Driveshaft removal tool ($70 approx)
Timing tensioner tool
Cam lockers (debateable but they've saved me a few times, better to have then not)
Fluid transfer tool
Drive shaft removal tool? Not familiar with that one.
mykiss69 is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 09-25-2011, 10:14 PM   #9 (permalink)
Farming in north Dakota
 
mykiss69's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2001
Location: Bendavis Mo.
Drives: 94 3000gt sl
mykiss69 is an unknown quantity at this point
Feedback Score: 151 reviews
Default Re: Tools a 3s owner should own.

Quote:
Originally Posted by lawdogg View Post
For normal stuff:



For complicated stuff:



oh and

lol for sure
mykiss69 is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 09-25-2011, 10:20 PM   #10 (permalink)
Ready For War
 
badandy247's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: Dardago, Italy
Drives: The final nail in
badandy247 is an unknown quantity at this point
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Default Re: Tools a 3s owner should own.

Quote:
Originally Posted by mykiss69 View Post
Drive shaft removal tool? Not familiar with that one.
Not sure what he's removing his with, but I used a socket wrench

Removed old DS, replaced with PST aluminum DS took maybe 20 mins no special tools needed.
__________________
91 VR4
badandy247 is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply

  3000GT/Stealth International Message Center > Automotive Discussions > General

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the 3000GT/Stealth International Message Center forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.
User Name:
If you do not want to register, fill this field only and the name will be used as user name for your post.
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Password:
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Free email addresses do not work(yahoo, hotmail, gmail,...)
We are currently being blocked by AOL so any AOL based address may not work(aol.com, aim.com, netscape.net, cs.com)
Email Address:

Log-in

Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.



Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On


Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.2.2

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 08:53 AM.




Garage Plus vBulletin Plugins by Drive Thru Online, Inc.

Search Engine Optimization by vBSEO 3.3.2