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Join Date: Jul 2001
Location: Perth West Oz
"Specialty Tools" not needed
Being new here im not sure if this has been done b4 but anyways.. this subject is for those that know "other"ways of doing mechanical work on vehicles without the" ford specific special tools" to help others needing ideas... me included do you have any tips/hints/tricks??...
Fuel rail quick connect fittings - rather than buying the ford "special" tools cut a strip of plastic coke bottle about 5cms by 4cms wrap it around the fitting & push it in to release the garter spring once inserted pull rails apart & bobs ya uncle few$$ saved
6cyl tensioner removal- ( torx screw kit needed about $10 from autopro also get about 20 bits in kit good for other jobs)
unscrew innerplug pull out mesh filter & insert 2.5/3mm bit on screwdriver end insert into hole & gently push inwards whilst turning clockwise, releasing spring tension then ya can remove the retainer
Clutch pilot/spigot bearing- for those at home without a puller pack the inside hole with grease, grab ya 1/2dr extension & wrap the end of it up with electrical tape until its a firm fit inside bearing, drive it in with a hammer, the hydraulic lock pushes the bearing out you might have to add abit of grease as ya go!! ALSO wear ya sunnies as ive already been squirted in the face:rolleyes: :eek:
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