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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

Alemite Moister Separator
04/23/2018 in the Tool & Equipment Forum
I have an Alemite 5608-2 moisture separator on my shop compressor and the bowl gasket is leaking. I tried top unscrew the flange ring but it will only turn about an 14 of a turn in either direction. It is fairly old and I don't want to break the flange ri...
Launch Pad x-431
04/19/2018 in the Tool & Equipment Forum
We have Launch x-431 pad, that is not holding charge. Repaired under warranty in 2015 for same concern - per repair ticket they replaced a U19 chip. Now when I contact Launch, parts for this model have been discontinued. Does anybody have same model with ...
Every shop should have a lathe
04/18/2018 in the Tool & Equipment Forum
...at the very least. I got home this evening and noticed my neighbor's Nissan truck sitting in his driveway with the brake lights on...and he wasn't in it. Knocked on door...explained situation. He said he'd bring it to the mechanic in the morning. I cra...
Auro IM600
04/18/2018 in the Tool & Equipment Forum
I wanted to show a new tool that's being introduced. (Autel sister company) [Auro IM600] [Auro IM600] [Scan tool, Key programmer, Eeprom reader/writer, key reader.] It can read keys [IM600 reading a BMW key] It comes with a J2534 passthrough device. It pe...
Battery End Crimpers
04/17/2018 in the Tool & Equipment Forum
Want to get a decent pair of battery end Crimpers. I don\'t want top of the line ones because of limited use. I also don\'t want the cheapest that\'ll break after the first use. Suggestions please.

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