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A look at five basic pieces of shop equipment to help breeze through at-home car repair

Whether you’re new to the world of at-home car repair, or you’re a DIY veteran looking to expand your home repair capabilities, adding a few affordable and effective products to your car repair toolkit can help make a wide range of tasks easier and faster.

Is car repair your hobby? Passion? A way to save a few bucks? In any case, you’ll find no shortage of options to add convenience and efficiency to the mix when it’s time to wrench on your ride.
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Been meaning to pick up a set of ramps like that. I get tired of working underneath my vehicle, those would make it alot easier.
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Been meaning to pick up a set of ramps like that. I get tired of working underneath my vehicle, those would make it alot easier.
I have 2 sets. A shorter, plastic set for use in the shop (no damage to the floor), and a taller metal set for use out on the driveway. I use them for oil changes, washes, and pretty much anything else where the wheels stay on but I need to get under the FJ.
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anyone use one of those Fluid Transfer Pumps for the oils on their FJ?
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I've had this set of steel ramps for over 20 years. Makes getting under a 4x4 easy.
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I would add a good multimeter.
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anyone use one of those Fluid Transfer Pumps for the oils on their FJ?
Yes, although I use the kind that screws onto the lids of single quart bottles usually for gear oil. That front diff fill is nearly impossible to access without.
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Geez Dude, why didn't ya get the big set?
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Re: 5 Pieces of Shop Equipment to Simplify At-Home Car Repair

That's pretty funny, I took the picture of that tool set. It's a Crescent 170 pc mechanic's toolset. It's a nice set for $100.

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