My Tool Collection & DIY Adventures With Them


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@mayankdixit, Being Doc you have very good collection of professional tools and you have done many jobs in professional way. I too love DIY I own a personal workshop, tools include ECM programming.
First of all Thanks for your nice appreciation.Yes I am keenly interested in your workshop tools.Please do post pics of the same (if it's alright with you).

Yes I am MBBS.MD in MEDICINE.and i am practicing successfully in my private clinic near my home.Other than medicine ,my passion lies around cars and bikes and scooters.But mostly cars. I try to do the things(repairs,replacement etc)the right/correct way.And you already know there is only one right/correct way ,ie the OEM specified way.
Despite of the best tools available in ASS workshopsall over India,many times they ruin the car,because of callous and careless attitude.They simply will never love your car the way you do.And I have personally witnessed the same happening in front of my eyes,with my car. And I was so hurt. Slowly I started collecting tools and reading and gaining basic automotive knowledge.What all I have,has been collected slowly-slowly over many years.
 
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@mayankdixit, well said. I am a Mechanical engineer and postgraduate in industrial management currently chief technical officer in my company. Once rolled out from showroom my cars never go to ASS for service including free services too. Drive shafts change, clutch assembly, wheel bearings, suspension change, Brake booster assembly change, brake and brake cylinder change, water pump, some ECM and Immo works etc are the some works I carry in regular intervals in my personal workshop.
 
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Today I am posting pics of my circlip plier and tin cutter plier.
Whenever I have to work on the various circlips/hoses used in the engine bay eg coolant change,petrol filter change or heater- core hoses removal,these come very handy.Tin cutter is used universally.It even works on thick rubber and hard plastic.


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brilliant collection of useful tools doc ! great to see you tenderly caring for your drives [clap].do you have anybody at home to lend you a hand during your DIY "procedure".And i wonder how you are able to stash away all these tools?Home minister should be very understanding or should have given up hope[glasses]
 
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Hi friends just adding on my tools collection ;few more will be added in the days to come [:)]
 

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This thread has become sort of museum of tools!
Not just pics of tools but now we have properly labeled descriptions too!
I believe in future we will also have guides on them.
Keep it up.
 
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brilliant collection of useful tools doc ! great to see you tenderly caring for your drives [clap].do you have anybody at home to lend you a hand during your DIY "procedure".And i wonder how you are able to stash away all these tools?Home minister should be very understanding or should have given up hope[glasses]
Thanks for your kind and inspiring words.I simply love your tool collection,and the way you described them and labelled them.

At present there is no one to lend me hand in my DIYs. My son is keen to help but he is small in age.Yes my wife is so far showing patience(finger crossed).But I can not expect her to understand the true joy of working on a car/bike,cleaning it and getting hands dirty with oil etc.I simply have no ans at all, and I stare at her blankly whenever she says"why do you do the work of a mechanic,and invest time on your car?Why can't you pay and get it done at the ASS?
 
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Thanks for your compliments !my daughter is 4 and she lends me a hand when i Am under the vehicle.Even i as a kid used to admire my dad wrenching away on the fiat and yezdi .Probably the bug bit me back then.[;)]She can identify most of my tools and can even wrench on them with some effort [clap].I have the Bosch rotary drill with drill bits for wood,concrete and metal .And safety gloves,eye wear and ear plugs .Pics not needed i suppose .
And with what your wife says i can relate . My wife sometimes says that i should have been your car !!you care more about it than me buhahahaha. What can i say !
 
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When You maintain and service the car,sometime or other you have got to clean it too!!I am lazy in that department.So here are the pics of my various types of detailing polishes, paint and wood and plastic protectors, and underbody sealants. Also there are touchup job paints, shiners , lubricants and sprays.
This much is more than enough for me.As is obvious I am not too fond of cleaning the car all the time,rather I would prefer changing the engine and gear oil and various filters in the car (when its required/scheduled).

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All my DIYs require some sort of safety precautions.For the drill part I have my 3M safety glasses.I use my rubber gloves to protect my hands from engine oils and other chemicals.I also have a Taparia spirit level with magnet.It was very handy when I installed my washing machine,and my table tennis table.

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I got these today from Paytm and thought to share here. They help to remove clips used to secure trims, panels, upholstery carpets, bumpers and etc. Made of light weight metal and plastic but quality feels good. Cost 850 (Effectively) and it ships from china via SFC. Link to product listing: Here In aliexpress it costs little less but have to wait months for delivery.

Anyway, I intent to use these for removing door panels, bumpers, pillar panels and etc without damaging. I hope it works as expected.

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