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Old 02-20-2013, 11:32 AM   #916
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10 second master link pliers - cost $0.00
Explain their purpose.
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Old 02-20-2013, 11:49 AM   #917
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I need to devote a couple hours to reading this thread! Got about 15 pages in and there is some great info in here. I will try to remember any tricks of my own to share if they haven't been covered already.
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Old 02-20-2013, 12:06 PM   #918
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I find the 5 gallon water cooler tubs to be awesome for taking oil to be recycled. The small opening at the top makes it unlikely any will slosh over and spill in the Jeep and it'seasy to pour thatnks to said opening. The square shape also makes it easy to push the passenger seat forward and clamp the oil between the dash and the passenger seat.

Just make sure you don't return the bottle after you're done storing oil in it! I spraypaint 'oil' on mine to make sure it's never returned.
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Old 02-20-2013, 01:17 PM   #919
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I find the 5 gallon water cooler tubs to be awesome for taking oil to be recycled. The small opening at the top makes it unlikely any will slosh over and spill in the Jeep and it'seasy to pour thatnks to said opening. The square shape also makes it easy to push the passenger seat forward and clamp the oil between the dash and the passenger seat.

Just make sure you don't return the bottle after you're done storing oil in it! I spraypaint 'oil' on mine to make sure it's never returned.
I use plastic cat litter containers, the opening is larger, also square and less likely to be reused as a water container. Since we use them all the time, after a visit to Jiffy Lube for a dump I go next door to the recycling bins.
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Old 02-20-2013, 01:26 PM   #920
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Explain their purpose.
installing and removing master link clips. i have modified them a little more so the one unground side is now shorter than the other. instant on/off for master link clips. i now have 45 seconds into their construction. not pretty but very effective.

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Old 02-20-2013, 04:58 PM   #921
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installing and removing master link clips.
Gotcha. Never had any trouble just poppin’ ‘em off & on with a screwdriver.
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Old 02-20-2013, 05:44 PM   #922
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Gotcha. Never had any trouble just poppin’ ‘em off & on with a screwdriver.
no chance of bending, losing or damaging them with the pliers. i could pound nails with a socket wrench, but i use a hammer (most of time).

i can barbarian with the best of them, but the right tool for the job makes life a little easier - and i do a few chains a month...
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Old 02-24-2013, 11:00 AM   #923
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Clogged Carburetor Fix, Blind Bearing Removal, Exhaust Studs

Usually in the spring or summer my friends start bringing their engines to my garage that have been sitting since last summer. Usually a 6" section of stripped multi conductor lamp cord does the trick. Depending on the size of the clogged jet, 1-3 strands twisted and GENTLY worked through the jets gets the problem fixed.

Blind bearing removal w/o a puller: pack the recess behind the bearing, place a shaft in the center of the bearing and hit it with a hammer. The bearing will pop out.

A foiled gum wrapper wrapped shiny side out around an old buss type fuse will get you home - fix the reason of the blown fuse 1st!
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Old 02-24-2013, 11:15 AM   #924
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Blind bearing removal w/o a puller: pack the recess behind the bearing, place a shaft in the center of the bearing and hit it with a hammer. The bearing will pop out.
Why do I seem myself with a face fill of splattered grease if I try this?
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Old 02-24-2013, 01:49 PM   #925
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Old 02-24-2013, 05:34 PM   #926
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Why do I seem myself with a face fill of splattered grease if I try this?
I use torn up paper towels soaked in water for this. It's less messy.
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Old 02-26-2013, 10:45 AM   #927
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Home Depot and Lowes have these concrete mixing tubs that would be perfect for changing transmission fluid or some thing big and they are about $13.
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Old 02-26-2013, 10:48 AM   #928
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Usually in the spring or summer my friends start bringing their engines to my garage that have been sitting since last summer. Usually a 6" section of stripped multi conductor lamp cord does the trick. Depending on the size of the clogged jet, 1-3 strands twisted and GENTLY worked through the jets gets the problem fixed.
I read on another site that Lacquer Thinner will clean jets. I haven't tried it yet. He said even new bikes sitting on the showroom floor will clog the jets.
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Old 02-26-2013, 12:30 PM   #929
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Home Depot and Lowes have these concrete mixing tubs that would be perfect for changing transmission fluid or some thing big and they are about $13.
Those are awesome as parts cleaning tubs too.

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Old 02-27-2013, 12:57 PM   #930
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I read on another site that Lacquer Thinner will clean jets. I haven't tried it yet. He said even new bikes sitting on the showroom floor will clog the jets.
Also Hoppe's #9 solvent for cleaning guns.
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