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Old 09-09-2012, 07:41 PM   #1
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Favorite "Special" Tools

I would like to hear some of you guys opinions on what is some of your favorite "Special" Automotive tools that you find often come in handy. Such as obd2's, multi meter, "Special" Ratchets, etc.


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Old 09-09-2012, 08:06 PM   #2
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One of my favorites is the Non-Contact thermometer. I love this, because one of the most common problems I hear people say is, "my cars running rough." So with this magic thermometer, I can put it on the exhaust manifold where the plugs are. The misfiring cylinder's exhaust manifold will be cooler. Also use it to identify many other problems, with cooling systems, etc.
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Old 09-09-2012, 08:17 PM   #3
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My Power Probe III. Works amazing for finding electrical problems.
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Old 09-09-2012, 08:28 PM   #4
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I nominate myself, as everyone should I think (themselves).

A tool does nothing productive unless the user knows how to operate it correctly. Education, experience and usage are the best tools IMO.
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Old 09-09-2012, 08:34 PM   #5
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My Power Probe III. Works amazing for finding electrical problems.


Not a bad tool, they do a little bit of everything. Test Light, Short Circuit Indicators, Relay Testers, Continuity Tester, Ground Tester, Jumper Leads, and more! Nice setup you have!
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this isnt a "speciality" tool, but it has come in handy more times than not.

http://www.amazon.com/SE-pc-Security.../dp/B0009U6AB4
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I nominate myself, as everyone should I think (themselves).

A tool does nothing productive unless the user knows how to operate it correctly. Education, experience and usage are the best tools IMO.
Yep, you're a tool. A "special" one.
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Bluetooth code scanner compatible with Torque for android. Not only can I read and clear CEL's, I can use my phone as a tachometer. Freakin sweet.

Oh, and its like 30 bucks shipped. Win!!
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