I 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.
How 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.
I 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.
The 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.
Broken bolts and studs are one of the most frustrating things to deal with when working on a vehicle. Well, here we go. The truck isn’t running like it should and all fingers point to the manifold gasket. Not the most difficult job to do, so you set aside the time to get this repair done. You think, this shouldn’t take long and then I’ll have the rest of the day to do something fun; Sound familiar? Now, you have the truck on the ramp, tools out, everything needed right at your finger tips to begin. All necessary items have been removed and your down to the crux of the problem.
There are numerous reasons as to why your vehicle has increased oil consumption and you would have to go through a check list to determine what it truly is. However, I would like to address one of the possible causes and introduce a tool that will make this very important repair an absolute must have. Damage to the engine cylinders is a serious problem and once identified needs to be addressed immediately.
Cruising in your Ford truck music cranked and jammin’ to some tunes by Florida Georgia Line. Swaying to the beat of the music, (you think) wow this truck has rhythm. But wait, the shimmy went out years ago, what on earth could that shimmy in the front end possibly be? The steering wheel is shaking and you realize, it’s not the music or your seat dancing but a potential serious problem. As a rule, besides uneven tire wear, one of the first signs that a tie rod is bad or starting to fail is “shimmying” or shaky steering wheel. This happens because the steering wheel is beginning to lose control with the wheels. The extra movement in a worn tie rod end can cause play that not only adds to over-all unresponsiveness of the steering; but is also dangerous because it can come completely apart.
Well, here’s one for all you Ford owners with a Triton 3 Valve Engine out there, yet another great American Made tool to talk about today. Unfortunately a common problem for 2004-2008 Ford Triton Engines are broken spark plugs. You take your vehicle in for a routine tune up, of course this includes new spark plugs and you leave afterward with your wallet a lot lighter due to a busted spark plug and the costly repair to fix that. Now, the tool I am talking about here can almost be a busted spark plug hack. What do I mean?
Did you pickup on the puddle left in the drive way where you were parked? You smell oil burning on the hot manifold? Now, there is a noise coming from the engine and the diagnosis is not what you want to hear. You need to replace the cam shaft bearings!
The Camshaft Bearings support the cam shaft (this component provides rotation) and this repair sounds like a huge undertaking. Well it doesn’t have to be, the Lisle 18000 Universal Camshaft Bearing Tool can simplify this task tremendously. This American Made tool is very beefy and can withstand rigorous use time and time again. The LIS18000 is extremely easy to use and has an almost foolproof design. The Lisle Corporation is proud to say made in the USA on their products and the LIS 18000 is made of Lisle’s high quality materials not only in the tools themselves but the protective case as well. Continue reading below for further information on this superior product.
The Lisle Corporation in Clarinda, Iowa USA has done it again with their model 69300 master relay and fused circuit test kit. The LIS69300 made in America, can be used with your DMM (digital multi-meter) or DVOM (digital volt ohm meter) to do a wide range of tests on todays automotive electrical circuits and relays. Many techs also use this kit in conjunction with their Power Probe. The electrical jumper wires and case alone make this kit worth it’s weight in gold. But that’s just part of the kit.