About HeliCoils – Pros and Cons

HeliCoil at Ace HardwareThe Ace helpful hardware man will sell you HeliCoil kits to fix most damaged threads that homeowner’s may encounter. Nothing surprising about that. After all, Helicoils are the most popular, well known brand for fixing damaged threads. Below, you’ll find 10 things that your friendly neighborhood Ace Hardware man won’t tell you, especially when it comes to automotive applications…. because he simply doesn’t know.

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TIME-SERT Distributor – All of the USA

Time Sert J-42385-300 2DenLors Tools which sells on DenLorsTools.com and WiseAutoTools.com is an authorized Time Sert East Coast Distributor, Florida to be precise,  that supplies all of the United States (and Canada). WiseAutoTools.com is equipped to take orders online or by phone for Canada orders. DenLors and Wise offer Free Next Day Shipping on many of the larger more common thread repair kits. See the product listing to see if the particular kit you need qualifies. Continue reading

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Raul Castro Wins Small Town USA Car Show – Dade City Cruise-in

Castro Winner Local Car ShowRecent improvements in US- Cuban relations is sure to promote more than tourism and trade. It’s also allowed Raul Castro, the current leader of Cuba, to take part in a recent car show in Dade City Florida which is usually off-limits to most Cubans. Due to President Obama’s recent loosening of the embargo and travel restrictions with Cuba, Raul Castro was issued a travel permit to attend an event in Dade City Florida. He entered one of his daily driver’s, a 1946 Ford Coupe, into the Dade City Cruise-in classic car show.

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Time Sert 5600 in Use Video – Say no to Blownoutsparkplug.com

Time Sert 5600 in useThe Time Sert 5600 is able to fix spark plugs threads that previously were not repairable. Blownoutsparkplug.com has been charging Ford vehicle owners $800 plus expenses to fly across the United States and fix the threads with a solid bushing insert. Although this may still be less expensive than replacing the head, it’s simply unnecessary with the Time Sert 5600 available with free next day shipping within the Continental USA. When parts store brand thread repair kits fail like Sav-a-Thread or Helicoil, or Lisle etc; sometimes lasting a while (and blowing out again) or until the next spark plug change coming out with the plug in a mangled mess. Continue reading

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Lisle 48300 GM Rocker Arm Remover – Saves Threads!

Lisle 48300 USA BlogI loved my Lisle 48500 pushrod remover when doing intake gaskets on GM 2.8, 3.1 and 3.4 Liter engines found on a variety on GM vehicles like Oldsmobile, Pontiac and Chevy’s. The tool was thin and sometimes the spot welds would break if excess force was applied. Now Lisle has updated the tool to be much stronger and have a wider range of engines that it will work on. It saves thread wear on aluminum heads.

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Lisle 28600 Rear Disc Brake Piston Retraction Tool Info

Lisle 28600How many times have you started a project just to find out you weren’t prepared for the task at hand?  Well, if you’re anything like me you think you’re prepared and quickly find out that is indeed not the case.  There are plenty of automotive repairs that are simple enough that even an untrained individual can achieve success and save money.  Most do-it-yourselfers are quickly learning that they CAN do many jobs themselves. That’s just what I want to touch on today. I want to show how one little tool can help may people be successful, when it comes to a vehicles rear disc brake pad replacement.

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Lisle 55700 Fuel Injector Pressure Test Master Kit info.

55700How important is the fuel pressure in a vehicle? I’m sure you aren’t losing sleep over this question unless you’ve got a fuel pressure related issue, but in order for a vehicle to run properly, correct fuel pressure is crucial.  Not only for allowing fuel to get to the fuel injectors or carburetor, but to also maintain the performance level expected. Some drive-ability symptoms that may indicate a problem with low fuel pressure could be things like; stalling, lack of power when going up hill and backfiring when accelerating just to name a few.

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Lisle LIS14440 Water Pump Socket for GM Northstar

Lisle_14440_DLT_LThe water pump is a crucial part of your vehicle. It endures constant use and when working properly prevents your engine from overheating.  A leak here can cause serious damage to your vehicle’s engine.  Some signs  that you might have a problem would be finding coolant or water pooled under your vehicle. Water pumps have a weep hole that water can leak out of when the pump is failing. Another obvious sign of overheating, is seeing your temperature gauge reading go above normal. Continue reading

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Lisle LIS 65000 Deep Hole Aluminum Head M14x1.25 Spark Plug Hole Repair Kit

65000I think for the most part (if possible) we like to do our own auto repairs. Today, saving time and money is very important.  Having the proper tools for the easy jobs can  make life a little easier and definitely less stressful. That’s why I want to tell you about the Lisle LIS65000 Deep Hole Spark Plug Repair Kit.  Most of us are keeping our vehicles longer and regular preventive maintenance keeps us on the road.

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Lisle 31000 Magnetic Pick-Up Tool – Every Tool Box Needs One

magnetic toolThe little tool that can. Yes, the Lisle LIS31000 Magnetic Pick-Up Tool fits that description to a T and is one of the most important must have automotive tools that you could have in the tool box. This American Made  powerhouse of a tool can and will be a life saver in the event you would ever need it. Just imagine you’re under the hood and you just dropped one of the screws that holds the air box together.

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