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New tool Tuesday.  Autel MaxiBAS BT608.
09/15/2021

New tool Tuesday. Autel MaxiBAS BT608.

New tool Tuesday. Autel MaxiBAS BT608.

Nissan CVT fluid change. Drain & fill 2 times in a row 50 miles drive before 2nd D&F to mix up.  #1 original BLACK#2 aft...
09/08/2021

Nissan CVT fluid change. Drain & fill 2 times in a row 50 miles drive before 2nd D&F to mix up.
#1 original BLACK
#2 after 1st change Still black but slightly translucent.
#3 New fluid
No sample after 2nd change of course

Nissan CVT fluid change. Drain & fill 2 times in a row 50 miles drive before 2nd D&F to mix up.
#1 original BLACK
#2 after 1st change Still black but slightly translucent.
#3 New fluid
No sample after 2nd change of course

My HF tool creeper item 56155. Tekton impact Sockets have not failed.
09/07/2021

My HF tool creeper item 56155. Tekton impact Sockets have not failed.

3 wheel bearings this week.
09/07/2021

3 wheel bearings this week.

3 wheel bearings this week.

I make my own air tool oil with these ingredients.  The amount in the mustard bottle is Lucas. Then fill the rest with D...
09/02/2021

I make my own air tool oil with these ingredients. The amount in the mustard bottle is Lucas. Then fill the rest with Dexron VI. It might be a 1:5 or 1:6 ratio.

I make my own air tool oil with these ingredients. The amount in the mustard bottle is Lucas. Then fill the rest with Dexron VI. It might be a 1:5 or 1:6 ratio.

Here's the wheel bearing from the other day and what the big .498 shank air hammer had to do to break it loose. Also had...
09/01/2021

Here's the wheel bearing from the other day and what the big .498 shank air hammer had to do to break it loose. Also had to drag out the torch and put the heat to it. Fu**er was stuck. My worse one to date.

09/01/2021
Shop supplies 20oz cans
09/01/2021

Shop supplies

20oz cans

Started out the be a wheel bearing job and turned into a caliper rebuild sorta. Someone accidentally applied the brakes ...
08/31/2021

Started out the be a wheel bearing job and turned into a caliper rebuild sorta. Someone accidentally applied the brakes while the caliper was hanging and over extended the pistons to the point where they woukd not compress. Had to disassemble and reinstall pistons. No one had a rebuild kit in stock and coukd not wait a week for one. Lucky everything looks ok except for the torn boot. That can be another day.

The wheel bearing was no picnic either. People online saying they pounded it with a hammer for 5 hours. I believe it.

My Snap-on 3050 went tapping tap tap on it. I had to bring put the
498 shank air hammer and it was 30 minutes before I brought the torch out and threw some heat at it. Definitely the worst one to date for me.

08/25/2021
Midnight tune up. Bank 1.
08/25/2021

Midnight tune up. Bank 1.

Midnight tune up. Bank 1.

08/21/2021
08/01/2021
07/31/2021
Ever since that one free web site went down that used to provide auto wiring diagrams no one else stepped up to fill in....
07/04/2021

Ever since that one free web site went down that used to provide auto wiring diagrams no one else stepped up to fill in.

I found this app that has free wiring diagrams. Not sure if it has every car but it's better than nothing. The app is free and they have an upgrade version.

Call Carmin lite and carmin standard.

Ever since that one free web site went down that used to provide auto wiring diagrams no one else stepped up to fill in.

I found this app that has free wiring diagrams. Not sure if it has every car but it's better than nothing. The app is free and they have an upgrade version.

Call Carmin lite and carmin standard.

06/28/2021
06/23/2021

Stand by for new hours and open days. Just text first and we will figure out the fastest way to get your stuff done.

Brake job 2012 Mercedes benz E350 and a quick paint job.
06/22/2021

Brake job 2012 Mercedes benz E350 and a quick paint job.

Astro 4980 .498 shank air hammer. New addition to the arsenal.
06/20/2021

Astro 4980 .498 shank air hammer. New addition to the arsenal.

13 inch drums off a 3/4 ton GMC.
06/19/2021

13 inch drums off a 3/4 ton GMC.

69 mustang valve cover stud busted. Successfully welded a washer and nut and extracted. Three attempts  first drill hole...
06/15/2021

69 mustang valve cover stud busted. Successfully welded a washer and nut and extracted. Three attempts first drill hole and broke an easy out inside second attempt welded but twisted off. Third attempt welded was sucess. It had red loctite on threads the welding heat helped with that.

69 mustang valve cover stud busted. Successfully welded a washer and nut and extracted. Three attempts first drill hole and broke an easy out inside second attempt welded but twisted off. Third attempt welded was sucess. It had red loctite on threads the welding heat helped with that.

BIG NASTY.
06/14/2021

BIG NASTY.

BIG NASTY.

Tonights rotors
06/12/2021

Tonights rotors

The new blank shaft on the air hammer bit working good for what i bought it for.
06/07/2021

The new blank shaft on the air hammer bit working good for what i bought it for.

The new blank shaft on the air hammer bit working good for what i bought it for.

Lets try some magnets.
05/20/2021

Lets try some magnets.

Rear brakes 2013 chevy
05/18/2021

Rear brakes 2013 chevy

When to use the different brake greases.
05/12/2021

When to use the different brake greases.

When to use the different brake greases.

Where was this when I paid $35 online.
05/10/2021

Where was this when I paid $35 online.

Where was this when I paid $35 online.

Picked up a Morgan Chicago 140 vise last week. I stole it for $50. Looks just like my blue Parker 974.
05/09/2021

Picked up a Morgan Chicago 140 vise last week. I stole it for $50. Looks just like my blue Parker 974.

1998 Lexus LS 400 upper control arm.
04/26/2021

1998 Lexus LS 400 upper control arm.

1998 Lexus LS 400 upper control arm.

04/13/2021

Address

1034 Piccadilly CT
Bolingbrook, IL
60440

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Monday 10am - 11pm
Tuesday 6pm - 11pm
Wednesday 6pm - 11pm
Thursday 6pm - 11pm
Friday 6pm - 11pm
Saturday 6pm - 11pm
Sunday 6pm - 11pm

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+16303037930

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