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Automotive Tool & Equipment Forum

Professional automotive forum for discussion of automotive tools, equipment and products. Although product representatives for tool & equipment companies do participate in a helpful way, this forum (like all areas of iATN) does not permit any advertising, so the discussion that takes place is by and for the users of the products. Discussion of special tool uses, solutions, and best practices. This forum is for experienced automotive repair professionals only, membership required.

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Recent Automotive Discussions in the Automotive Tool & Equipment Forum

Hunter Alignment WA 470
01/26/2021 in the Tool & Equipment Forum
Folks, I'm posting our concern with this unit here because it is intermittent and hasn't failed during the four visits by two different Hunter service techs, nor have their suggestions solved the problem: Aprox two dozen times over about 3 years, the unit...
Genie Z45/25 shutting down with Ford LRG 425 EFI industrial
01/24/2021 in the Tool & Equipment Forum
Hi Guys Working on a Z45/25 serial 24525-19630 with the Ford LRG 425 EFI engine . Machine is 2002 model .This machine got stuck and would not start for customer. They finally got it started but would only run on low throttle back to shop . Has engine chec...
Clean-Burn CB 1750
01/18/2021 in the Tool & Equipment Forum
Our waste oil heater has started to lose the oil prime during shut-off times. I checked and cleaned the foot valve in the oil tank but that didn't help. Jump the flame detector until it starts and it works good until a longer shut-off time and then it nee...
Heater core flush tool
01/18/2021 in the Tool & Equipment Forum
Saw in another iatn forum mention of a Honda flush machine. Looked like a basic 12V pump w/ lines. It got me to thinking...couldn't we build a better mouse trap? My way of thinking is if we made the fluid 'pulse' wouldn't that be so much better? And...cou...
01/17/2021 in the Tool & Equipment Forum
I've got a homemade HD engine stand that I would like to install some kind of gearbox or hand winch to rotate the engine instead of using the 2 ft pipe inserted into the shaft holes. It would have to have some sort of brake to help control the abrupt tran...

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