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Old 12-09-2012, 06:54 PM
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Recommendations for newbie tools under $50 that I should add to my Christmas list? Already have the 200 piece tool kit from Harbor Freight....

Jack stands, low profile jack and breaker bar already on the list :-)
1/2" and 1/4" drive clicker type torque wrenches. (There's only a small gap between the ranges of these two from Harbor Freight so you don't really need the 3/8" drive.)
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Old 12-09-2012, 06:56 PM
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Too much going on.

Details on the car?
95 M3 auto :-/ (not for long)
150k miles... has stupid 2012 3 series wheels and oph...

Only mod is a "banging system" lol

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Old 12-09-2012, 06:57 PM
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95 M3 auto :-/ (not for long)
150k miles... has stupid 2012 3 series wheels and oph...

Only mod is a "banging system" lol

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How much for the hood?
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Old 12-09-2012, 06:58 PM
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Old 12-09-2012, 07:00 PM
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My hood isn't worth painting or I would. Has bad bodywork from the PO on it.



Have more pictures? Better quality ones?
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Old 12-09-2012, 07:00 PM
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That's a hell of a deal.
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Old 12-09-2012, 07:00 PM
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My hood isn't worth painting or I would. Has bad bodywork from the PO on it.



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Tomorrow morning I will...

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Old 12-09-2012, 07:03 PM
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if ya don't have them, a set of swivel sockets, e bits, torx, and allen sockets as well.

i also think a torque wrench in inch pounds and ft lbs would be suggested.

and mechanix gloves.

extending magnet, bungee cords, and a really good drop light. cordless is nice, with a magnet to hold in areas where you need light but no place to hook.

and that's just off the top of my head....

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DF...Torque Wrench. Great idea!!!!

Which jack stands??? I'm willing to pay for quality.....

http://www.harborfreight.com/catalog.../category/781/

or

http://www.harborfreight.com/6-ton-j...r-header-38847
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Old 12-09-2012, 07:05 PM
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Loved it! I waited till now for what I thought would be cooler weather, but it was 88 degrees here today and 97 out on the track area. Don't want to think about when summer comes..

They grouped us 5 novices so my competition was a Porsche 944 Turbo S, a Mustang GT, a Mustang Shelby GT, and a 3rd gen Eclipse. I beat the guy in the Eclipse........
I see an Oktoberfest or Bimmerfest race in our future
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Old 12-09-2012, 07:05 PM
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With that much weight capacity, it's more of a decision of how high you want it to go.
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Old 12-09-2012, 07:06 PM
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Old 12-09-2012, 07:10 PM
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This:

http://www.harborfreight.com/9-1-2-h...ood-97801.html

and this:

http://www.harborfreight.com/4-inch-...ray-90566.html

Simple and cheap, but you won't believe how handy they are until you use on.

You don't need the 6 ton stands unless you're trading the Cookiemonstermobile for a Unimog. Remember, height is good, but a too-high stand is just as bad if your jack won't raise the car far enough to get the stand under it.
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Old 12-09-2012, 07:17 PM
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Paint yours Cosmos, we each pay for shipping...
Shipping a hood is going to be extremely difficult, though. They're so easy to damage.
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Old 12-09-2012, 07:20 PM
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^This... Definitely wouldn't want to ship a hood... And this is coming from the guy that's shipped a crankshaft and other engine parts to Australia.
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Old 12-09-2012, 07:25 PM
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This:

http://www.harborfreight.com/9-1-2-h...ood-97801.html

and this:

http://www.harborfreight.com/4-inch-...ray-90566.html

Simple and cheap, but you won't believe how handy they are until you use on.

You don't need the 6 ton stands unless you're trading the Cookiemonstermobile for a Unimog. Remember, height is good, but a too-high stand is just as bad if your jack won't raise the car far enough to get the stand under it.


Ha funny ken, a guy at work has a Unimog AND and Deuce. Another guy there has a Deuce as well.


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Shipping a hood is going to be extremely difficult, though. They're so easy to damage.
If the price is right it would be worth it to me.


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Old 12-09-2012, 07:32 PM
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I think buying the the e30 has made me want to make my hellrot less street friendly.

Thinking of getting rid of AC when I put the new setup in, later down the line a cage, bucket seats (still keep full interior and rear seats though, at least probably, well maybe rear seat delete...idk lol) wastegate dump pipe, flares and wide wheels.


All a while down the line though, need to get some races on her

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Old 12-09-2012, 07:33 PM
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Yeah, I just have my doubts about a hood being shipped and not being damaged, no matter how carefully it's packaged.
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Old 12-09-2012, 07:55 PM
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My left turn signal went. Not a fuse, at least under the hood. Any ideas?
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Old 12-09-2012, 08:00 PM
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Bulb! Wiring!

Take the bulb out and mess with it. Light sockets on these cars have known to be a pain.
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Old 12-09-2012, 08:00 PM
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I tried all the left side is out even on the dash!
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Old 12-09-2012, 08:04 PM
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How about the hazard lights.
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Old 12-09-2012, 08:04 PM
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Thanks guys for the ideas!!! Added a creeper to the list too :-)

And the well wishes. Been a crappy last 10 days. Off to bed. Hopefully can survive work tomorrow....
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Old 12-09-2012, 08:05 PM
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Again only the right side works. Stumped. Maybe it's a wiring issue. Short somewhere?
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Old 12-09-2012, 08:10 PM
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So nothing when you pull the stick thing down or turn the hazards on? Even on the gauges?

There's a crap load of wiring in the trunk under the carpet. I would check there to see if there is an signs of fraying or something like that going on.
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Old 12-09-2012, 08:26 PM
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Yeah, I just have my doubts about a hood being shipped and not being damaged, no matter how carefully it's packaged.
Unless it's built into a wooden frame of some sort.
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