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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

Mounting hoist on ceiling
11/23/2020 in the Tool & Equipment Forum
I was wondering how much weight the steel trusses can hold? It's a flat roof with steel floor trusses. I was wondering if I could run an I beam from the trusses and attach a trolley with a hoist. Would be using it to lift engines (4-8 cylinders). Please l...
Magnetic starter wiring champion compressor
11/22/2020 in the Tool & Equipment Forum
I need help wiring a pressure switch to the magnetic starter on a champion VRV5-8. Motor was bad and had already been removed when I purchased it. One wire from the pressure switch is connected to the starter but the other I need to know where it goes. An...
New lift: symmetrical or asymmetrical?
11/18/2020 in the Tool & Equipment Forum
Need to add another lift to my shop. It's going to be a rotary 10,000 pound. My lift guy has both symmetrical and asymmetrical in stock. Same price installed. I already have one rotary asymmetrical, and an old Western brand lift which is symmetrical. I al...
Swing Jack
11/18/2020 in the Tool & Equipment Forum
Hello, I have a Rotary swing jack in need of repair/replacement. We have 2 on this rack but the front one is far worse shape. It is installed on our alignment rack but gets used for a lot more than that. I had spoke with a local dealer and thought I had c...
Midtronics Battery charger, cable temp sensor?
11/16/2020 in the Tool & Equipment Forum
Hi all, I have an older(About 15 years I think?) Midtronics [...] charger. Its a smart tester/charger. Kinda the earliest AGM smart charger they had. It worked fine for like 8 or 9 years, then the main cable failed. Unit said CONNECT CABLE even though it ...

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