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Hi all,

When I was a kid i used to be always helping my dad fix his old fords in a freezing garage but I learned quite a lot... the thing is this was years ago and in between then and now I have destroyed loads a brain cells (especially the 3 year blur at uni ) and cars have moved on quite a bit.

Now I want to get back on with tinkering under the bonnet of my car every now and then... but.... I don't have much in the way of tools and stuff...

... so I thought you guys (and gals!) would be able to help me with the essentials i need for my tool kit... what couldn't you live without?
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post #2 of 37 (permalink) Old 15th June 2006
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A large hammer....

A good selection of metric spanners and or sockets
Screwdrivers and a very good set of Torx sockets/ bits will prove invaluable.

Plug spanner and possibly an oil filter wrench and that will help with most of the basics...

Obviously you will buy more tools as you need them. But many tools can be hired at very reasonable cost.

Hope this helps. Kind regards Oily.

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Oilys right.

Most tools needed to work on Renaults are the usual spanners and what not,but you will definately need a good set of Torx bits.Renault go mad for these and fit them all over the car(both male and female),so these are important.

Things have moved on,dramaticlly,in the last few years,so before attempting anything that your not sure on we're always here to help/advise/confuse you on!!.The forum is all about trying to help people like you and save a few quid in the process.

Good luck,and don't be afraid to ask us any questions....

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post #4 of 37 (permalink) Old 15th June 2006
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Having spent a few cold days working on some of my old cars with my Dad, my essentials include:

1. Old jumper for over the overalls (if that's not an oxymoron)
2. A warm hat
3. Thin but warm gloves
4. Mum with some cups of coffee

My Dad's stitched out of leather - he never feels the cold, but I certainly do
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24 cans a stella and a phone, to call somone with a clip program, and some anadin extra
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