My Tool Collection & DIY Adventures With Them


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These are recent additions to my tool collection. Pics are self explanatory. No headline needed!



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This has a very good quality metal and it cuts really easily. Previously I was sceptical,but now I am pleased when I saw its usage.
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these are for wire crimping
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Opposite side also has different measurement markings for stripping wire
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This is the cable cutter,of the same brand. Metal quality is quite good,as despite of exposure to water and moisture,no rusting issues so far.
size is 7 inches.






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Not to be confused with the earlier electrical scissors posted,of the same brand and similar colour scheme.
That one was 8 inches in size and arrow shaped . This is 7 inches and claw shaped.
That was spring loaded,while this one is not.

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Not to be confused with the earlier electrical scissors posted,of the same brand and similar colour scheme
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measurement markings in mm
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in original packing
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similar lock for closing the blades
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precise crimping can also be done by lower blades
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Apologies Doc. for using your most watched thread on "Tool Collection"
A gift from my son
The MGA Lubricant purchased during my Wagon R's service (forcefully), It's a WD 40 with MS Sticker
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Maruti Super Lubricant is made by Three Bond. WD40 is made by Pidilite and is never a lubricant. Maruti's WD40/Rustoff is Rust Smash.
 
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DIY Changing Engine oil + Oil Filter in my Diesel Nexon.

Oil leak in my Nexon was not stopping,so I decided to prepone oil change a little bit and get it all done in one go. My Nexon lost/leaked 500 ml oil since last service,as calculated after oil change.
I was appalled when I saw the condition of the copper washer used in my car.They had been tightening it up and reusing it on every oil change without bothering to change it,despite of recommendations to change the crush washer at every oil change.




just look at the condition of old washer as compared to the new one.No wonder oil leak continued!
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this is the oil filter wrench I used
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It is very handy and can enter tight spaces where conventional wrench is difficult to apply.This black paint is automotive grade and done by me only after sanding the rusted tool.
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yeah I am mechanic too in more ways then one
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Nexon takes in 5 litres!

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Oil is full synthetic
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DIY Changing Engine oil + Oil Filter in my Diesel Nexon.(continued)
Tools I used for this small adventure:

As is obvious ,I am very fond of good tools,and my best tools are reserved for my XUV and my Nexon.
This tool set was chosen to make the work easy,and to ensure that this time around bolts don't slip
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pan to collect used oil.Later on I realised this was meant for ritz with oil capacity of 3.2 litres only.This might overflow.
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so I added up another pan in case of overflow.It came as very useful later on.
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old used yoga mat to go under the car
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DIY Changing Engine oil + Oil Filter in my Diesel Nexon.(continued)


These parts I had to order online.
They are not very costly.ASS(TATA) could have charged me for it and I would have been only too happy to pay out of my pocket.


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This is the exploded diagram of required part no.
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Since I am scared of getting crushed under my own car,I used solid brick elevation of 5 inches,instead of using jack stands(I am having 5 of those)
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This is magnetic plug of my Nexon
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Similar to front I used thick doormats for rear elevation
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It is going to be messy
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Tile + brick elevation
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Tile + brick elevation
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Now I can easily crawl below for my work
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The culprit washer + drain plug
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the sump with leaking oil
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The culprit washer
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The sump with a leak
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The culprit washer + drain plug
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dirty oil drained fully
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DIY Changing Engine oil + Oil Filter in my Diesel Nexon.(continued)


These parts I had to order online.
They are not very costly.ASS(TATA) could have charged me for it and I would have been only too happy to pay out of my pocket.


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This is the exploded diagram of required part no.
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Since I am scared of getting crushed under my own car,I used solid brick elevation of 5 inches,instead of using jack stands(I am having 5 of those)
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This is magnetic plug of my Nexon
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Similar to front I used thick doormats for rear elevation
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It is going to be messy
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Tile + brick elevation
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Tile + brick elevation
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Now I can easily crawl below for my work
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The culprit washer + drain plug
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the sump with leaking oil
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The culprit washer
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The sump with a leak
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The culprit washer + drain plug
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dirty oil drained fully
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Neat and clean work, well done Doc.
Did you try getting the washer from Trilochan motor, Naronah Crossing, Mall Road? They are the main Tata dealer, far from your place, but on my daily route, will get you their number.
They have most of the importance spares.
 
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Neat and clean work, well done Doc.
Did you try getting the washer from Trilochan motor, Naronah Crossing, Mall Road? They are the main Tata dealer, far from your place, but on my daily route, will get you their number.
They have most of the importance spares.
I never heard of them. But thanks to you now I am going to look out for them. One more location for help, so thank you again.
 
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DIY Changing Engine oil + Oil Filter in my Diesel Nexon.(continued)

Some more pics of the oil change.

Bolt /plug taken out from the sump
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old oil filter was leaking too.It was badly smeared.
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In Nexon there is very less space to move around the filter and all
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Yet to break the seal of the new oil can
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Old used oil with reflection of the sump
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unpacking the new oil filter
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How did you get those bricks under each tyre? Jacking each wheel must've been tiring. Or did it climb up in gear?
Don't feel bad but I laughed all day on your innocent query. I know no one can guess. The car can easily jump on these bricks and more if required, no issue there.The problem is while climbing the bricks rotate and violent turning action of bricks actually...
1) Damages and breaks the bricks into pieces(done that)
2) Damages car underbody and yanks the mudguard(done that)
3) Damages the costly tiles and cracks them.(yet to do so scared about it)
So I use trolley jack here,which lifts the car front like a baby, in 5-6 seconds only with little effort.Then I put the bricks neatly,and then I Lower the jack and withdraw the jack.This I have done numerous times in XUV too.
This is not tiring at all.And I have two of them.You can have a look at them here if interested: My trolley jacks and also here : Also my trolley jacks
 
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