Dismiss Notice



Register Today It's free! This box will disappear once registered!

Tech Tip by "allmyEXes" Week 3518

Discussion in 'Tips and Technical Info posted by Technician's' started by allmyEXes, August 29, 2018.

  • Searches ExplorerForum.com
    1. allmyEXes

      allmyEXes Elite Explorer

      Joined:
      February 6, 2016
      Messages:
      548
      Likes Received:
      98
      Trophy Points:
      28
      Location:
      Lickskillet
      City, State:
      No. Alabama USA
      Year, Model & Trim Level:
      '97 Merc "MO" the 5.0
      Callsign:
      KAGG 3611
      This weeks tech tip is about gravity, sort of. If you are like me when I work on a vehicle, I have a tendency to put the tools and nuts and bolts on the radiator support. Doing this they are easily knocked off and fall on the ground or lost in the engine bay area. I have a tool cart to put these items on but it currently has shtuff piled on it. I have several magnets out of a common household appliance which I will place in two or 3 spots under the hood of the vehicle. It works for me. There are little metal bowls with magnets on the bottom made for this purpose. Harbor freight is one of the many suppliers. I hope this tip works for you as well as it has for me.
      Magnet
       
      • Like Like x 1
    2. Support EF

      Join the Elite Explorers for $20

      Explorer Forum has probably saved you that much already, and will continue to save you money as you learn how to diagnose fix problems yourself and learn which modifications work without having to experiment on your own. Elite Explorer members see practically no ads, can add their own profile photo, upload photo attachments in all forums, and Media Gallery, create more private Conversations, and more. Join Today. Your support is greatly appreciated.


      to hide adverts.
    3. allmyEXes

      allmyEXes Elite Explorer

      Joined:
      February 6, 2016
      Messages:
      548
      Likes Received:
      98
      Trophy Points:
      28
      Location:
      Lickskillet
      City, State:
      No. Alabama USA
      Year, Model & Trim Level:
      '97 Merc "MO" the 5.0
      Callsign:
      KAGG 3611
      Caution: I like my magnets but they have caused me a problem or two. The inadvertent "magnetization" of my tools when I don't want them to be. On more than one occasion I have picked up a screwdriver one of my small parts will be attached to it and if I'm not consciously aware of this I could loose that "little important screw". 3 weeks ago this happened to me when I was rebuilding an Edelbrock 1405 4 bbl carburetor. At some point in the job the accelerator connecting rod must have been attached to one of the tools and got lost during the process of picking up the tools for the day. I'm just glad I was able to buy a new little parts kit for $17- that had in it the part that I needed. It is a calibrated part and no one around here has a Carter AFB for parts just sitting around.
      I have tried to demagnetize my tools with no results. The only idea I have come up with and not tried is using the magnetic tape eraser that is in my Dad's old stuff...
       
    4. Mbrooks420

      Mbrooks420 High Voltage. Elite Explorer

      Joined:
      February 2, 2002
      Messages:
      8,340
      Media:
      4
      Albums:
      1
      Likes Received:
      789
      Trophy Points:
      133
      City, State:
      Erie, Pennsylvania
      Year, Model & Trim Level:
      1998 Mountaineer AWD
      B3C4BA45-623B-4653-8A61-55591D326A95.jpeg They make a tool for this for a few bucks. Heat also works, but you have to get it hotter than I’d want to heat most tools.
       
      • Like Like x 1
    5. allmyEXes

      allmyEXes Elite Explorer

      Joined:
      February 6, 2016
      Messages:
      548
      Likes Received:
      98
      Trophy Points:
      28
      Location:
      Lickskillet
      City, State:
      No. Alabama USA
      Year, Model & Trim Level:
      '97 Merc "MO" the 5.0
      Callsign:
      KAGG 3611
      Ah! Where would one obtain this item? My Mig Welder hose/wand seems to be magnetizing tools that it lays across too...
      I have not tried turning my strong magnet over to demagnetize, but I will tomorrow.
       
    6. Mbrooks420

      Mbrooks420 High Voltage. Elite Explorer

      Joined:
      February 2, 2002
      Messages:
      8,340
      Media:
      4
      Albums:
      1
      Likes Received:
      789
      Trophy Points:
      133
      City, State:
      Erie, Pennsylvania
      Year, Model & Trim Level:
      1998 Mountaineer AWD
      The one in the pic came from Amazon for 6.99
       
      • Like Like x 1
      • Thanks Thanks x 1
    7. Rick

      Rick Pumpkin Pilot Staff Member Admin Elite Explorer

      Joined:
      February 8, 1999
      Messages:
      31,136
      Media:
      40
      Albums:
      4
      Likes Received:
      611
      Trophy Points:
      143
      City, State:
      Wayoutin, Aridzona
      Year, Model & Trim Level:
      '93 XL Pumpkin Edition
      Callsign:
      AB7FH
      I just ordered one:thumbsup:
       
    8. Rick

      Rick Pumpkin Pilot Staff Member Admin Elite Explorer

      Joined:
      February 8, 1999
      Messages:
      31,136
      Media:
      40
      Albums:
      4
      Likes Received:
      611
      Trophy Points:
      143
      City, State:
      Wayoutin, Aridzona
      Year, Model & Trim Level:
      '93 XL Pumpkin Edition
      Callsign:
      AB7FH
      I have one in the Pumpkin so when I have to pull things apart on the trail they won't get lost in the dirt. I also have a couple in the garage as well.
       
    9. Mbrooks420

      Mbrooks420 High Voltage. Elite Explorer

      Joined:
      February 2, 2002
      Messages:
      8,340
      Media:
      4
      Albums:
      1
      Likes Received:
      789
      Trophy Points:
      133
      City, State:
      Erie, Pennsylvania
      Year, Model & Trim Level:
      1998 Mountaineer AWD
      That’s actually a really good idea. I just spent a 15 minutes crawling around looking for a dash screw.
       

    Share This Page







    We Support Our Troops!