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#1 mutantZ

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Posted 17 March 2016 - 08:17 PM

Looking for a set for my car, anyone have any recommends besides craftsman?



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Posted 17 March 2016 - 09:03 PM

Unless your wanting to spend a bunch of money just buy ones from a parts store. They aren't that special. Now if you do alot of valve adjustments like I do and get fed up with fanning out the feeler gauges to find the right size you buy a set like this. They come in a vinyl pouch and each one has its own spot. Much faster. But alot of money to adjust the valves on your  L6 every few years. http://www.ebay.com/...wkAAOSwxp9W2O4Y


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#3 beermanpete

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Posted 18 March 2016 - 02:57 PM

Snap-On!



#4 mutantZ

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Posted 18 March 2016 - 08:49 PM

Thanks guys, wasn't sure if it was one of those tools I should spend a little extra for. I'm just using it for my own valve adjustments.



#5 johnc

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Posted 19 March 2016 - 05:37 AM

First, buy a good micrometer so you can check the feeler gauges at the store. You might be surprised at what you find. Feeler gauges also wear out so you need to check them periodically.
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#6 mutantZ

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Posted 19 March 2016 - 03:39 PM

Ah good to know John. Do you have any recommendations on a micrometer? Or any other measuring tool brand? I've been looking for a good set. The names I keep seeing are Mitutoyo, Starrets, and B&S. Prices are a bit steep for my uses, but I'd prefer a tool that actually worked.

#7 StanleySlater

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Posted 15 July 2016 - 10:34 PM

Yes, johnc is right. You must first buy micrometer. It will help you a lot in your work.






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