Ok.. I'm an E36 enthusiast.. love these cars.. and I'm getting more and more
daring every week.. doing work on the car myself. And now I think it's time
I invested in my own toolkit.. I've already got me some stands and a jack
etc.. I'm just wondering what is the essential selection that allows you to
do almost any job... and who are the best people to buy from..
I'm not a professional mechanic.. so they won't get used night and day.. I'm
after something durable and realistic in price..
I have this set and love it. Sockets/wrenches are both Standard and Metric,
They are highly durable, grab the walls of the nut/bolt, not the corners,
and worth every penny.
A decent socket set with both 1/2 and 3/8" drive. Halfords Pro range are
pretty good. Also get a set of allen keys with 3/8" drive ends - many uses
on a BMW, brakes, discs and serpentine belt changing.
*Just remember...if the world didn't suck, we'd all fall off*
Dave Plowman firstname.lastname@example.org London SW
There are a lot of automotive related tools here, prices aren't too bad,
quality seems pretty good. Most for American cars but plenty of metric
1. Don't ever buy cheap tools.
2. Get a gear wrench set with screwdriver bit ends, adapters and
sockets and keep this all together - lucky you if you can find
them already in some kind of set with a decent case. You can do 90% of
everything with this.
3. see 1.
Need Mercedes parts? http://parts.mbz.org
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