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Old 03-28-2020, 08:42 AM
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While Steve's recommendation is VERY helpful for putting water into the system. the pressurized tester can also tell you if there's a leak because it won't hold pressure, either. The nice thing about the pressurized tester is you can often find the leak by seeing where the water is coming out. Nice when you can squeeze the water out without the engine running, fan blowing, and leaking water escaping as steam.
....and it is much easier if you find the leak before you fill it with water.
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I got a new tool this week and wasn't sure whether to post here or in the fail thread.

Needed to make a small brake line for the Eurovan didn't have an ISO/bubble flare tool so I bought this: https://www.ecstuning.com/b-bav-auto.../b8800083~bav/

The tool works really well, especially with the Cunifer copper-nickel alloy tubing. This stuff is as strong as steel, rust-resistant like stainless, but bends and shapes nicely. I would recommend both if you need to make flared tubes.

It's been a long time since I made hard lines, though. Mistakes were made...

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At least you put the fitting on first. Some of the best plumbing flare and brake line bubble flairs I have ever made were before I slipped the fitting on. You know the little slot on tubing cutter wheels? That is there so you can cut a flair off without citing a lot of tubing.
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We did some engine overhauls a few years ago. Part of the overhaul was to replace the rod stuffing boxes with a newer style from MAN BW. After all the work was done I came around and picked up an uninstalled oring seal that seals the scav space from the crankcase. It never got installed while dropping the piston/rod assembly back in the liner. Rod was reattached to the crosshead and cylinder head already torqued down. Lets just say a long day became an very long day.
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A nice little dirty trick pulled long ago. Was helping a friend do the case and head torque down tea party on a well crafted 356 motor. It involves passing the wrench back and forth click click nut by nut slowly increasing the torque values. Right near the end I held up a wrist pin circlip and asked if it was an extra. His face went beet red. I then let him know I found it in my pocket.
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Its finally time to stop borrowing and a buy a ball joint press. Anyone happy with a specific model/manufacturer? This job is a honda but would be nice to have enough adaptors to do most.

HF has a 14pc set, quality?
OTC (7996) is honda specific adaptors

most available presses look the same, same metal? Not interested in stripping it or bending, btdt with some HF crap years ago.

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