Car Tools: Where to Start | Episode 012
Last Updated on October 3, 2019 by Tim Harman
Featured image: 1966 Ford Bronco, © Ford Motor Company
Want to start doing your own car repair and maintenance, but don’t know what tools you need? We’re here to help! On this week’s show we discussed which basic tools are needed to get your ride back on the road. We also did a special car edition of You can, man. TRIVIA (see bottom of post)! This episode was the same format as Episode 002.
We began the conversation with two non-negotiables…
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We then took turns adding to what we thought should make the cut.
This CRAFTSMAN set includes adapters which we didn’t even mention on the show. Winning.
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You can, man. CAR TRIVIA
Tim was inspired by Dave’s You can, man. TRIVIA and ended the show with a special car edition. Do you know the answers??
- In what year were disc brakes invented? (multiple choice given)
- What does the PCV in PCV Valve stand for?
- What was the first model year for the Ford Bronco?
- What does each one of the numbers in an oil’s grade refer to? For example, the 10W in 10W30? Bonus if you know what the W stands for.
- What is the purpose of “bleeding the brakes”?
- “In 1902, the Lanchester Motor Company designed brakes that looked and operated in a similar way to a modern disc-brake system even though the disc was thin and a cable activated the brake pad.” Read more HERE.
- Positive crankcase ventilation. “…a crankcase ventilation system (CVS) is a one way, pressure-sensitive passage which allows the natural build up of gases to escape from the crankcase in a controlled manner.” “The PCV system thus became the first real vehicle emissions control device.” It started being installed on cars in the 1960’s. Read more HERE.
- 1966 with 23,776 sold. Read more HERE.
- The first number is its low temp viscosity grade and the second is the high temp viscosity grade. The W stands for winter. You can read up on it HERE.
- To remove air bubbles in the brake fluid. Read more HERE.