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By maddog2020
#96753
I thought I’d start a favorite tool of the day thread. Lots of cool stuff out there and they don’t have to be expensive as long as they get the job done.

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This is a kit to be able to trouble shoot spark, and set ignition timing on cars with recessed spark plugs.
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It gives you the ability to get a timing light on a lead, and it also has a little light bulb in it to blink so you could trouble shoot coil on plug or plug wires.

Summit racing $25

https://www.summitracing.com/parts/sng-23970
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By worf
#96773
I have a lot of favorite tools.

I get a lot of use out of my Wera ratcheting screw driver with it's integrated "magazine" of bits.

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https://products.wera.de/en/kraftform_k ... b_sis.html
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By Bertrand Daoust
#96816
My favorite tool of the day is... You guys!
Actually, every day...
Thanks a lot for all the tricks, advices, inspiration... :thumbup:
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By worf
#96822
Haahahaha…. Sterling? Bertrand just called you a tool. :roflmao:

Wait… :cussing:

Might not mean exactly what you think it does in modern interweb speak.

https://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=Tool

Or maybe Bertrand knows exactly what he means. :roflmao:
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By worf
#96913
Really? I just did a search.

Don't be a tool. Post the URL to this solid cool tool thread.
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By Addlight
#96977
I just got an ozone generator in hopes of finally getting rid of the stale, faint cigarette smell from the previous owner of my son's car. It was a bit of a flier, since some people seem to believe they are miracle workers to the point they sound ridiculous.

It's not, but for $50 it is pretty damn good at demolishing old odors. The smoke smell was gone after a half hour of running. I ran it in the room my dogs sleep in and it got rid of old, dirty dog. Pretty simple to use, set it, leave the room and close it off, let it run for a while then let the ozone half-life itself into a negligible amount before going back in the room (or car).

Way better than all the sprays and air fresheners.

Matt
Last edited by Addlight on Mon Aug 09, 2021 7:45 pm, edited 2 times in total.
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By Addlight
#96978
N_Jay wrote: Mon Aug 09, 2021 2:56 pm I hope I am doing this right
Probably not if you're bringing politics into a thread that isn't about politics.

Matt
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By N_Jay
#96985
Addlight wrote: Mon Aug 09, 2021 7:43 pm I just got an ozone generator in hopes of finally getting rid of the stale, faint cigarette smell from the previous owner of my son's car. It was a bit of a flier, since some people seem to believe they are miracle workers to the point they sound ridiculous.

It's not, but for $50 it is pretty damn good at demolishing old odors. The smoke smell was gone after a half hour of running. I ran it in the room my dogs sleep in and it got rid of old, dirty dog. Pretty simple to use, set it, leave the room and close it off, let it run for a while then let the ozone half-life itself into a negligible amount before going back in the room (or car).

Way better than all the sprays and air fresheners.

Matt

$50 sounds like a deal.

Might be worth it to get eh musty smell out of my old Touareg now that I have finally fixed the roof leaks.
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By N_Jay
#96986
Addlight wrote: Mon Aug 09, 2021 7:44 pm
N_Jay wrote: Mon Aug 09, 2021 2:56 pm I hope I am doing this right
Probably not if you're bringing politics into a thread that isn't about politics.

Matt
Sorry, did not see it was in the 928 Forum.

Well in that case, I'll have to wait till I can get back to working on my car.
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By Hey_Allen
#97066
N_Jay wrote:
Addlight wrote: Mon Aug 09, 2021 7:43 pm I just got an ozone generator in hopes of finally getting rid of the stale, faint cigarette smell from the previous owner of my son's car. It was a bit of a flier, since some people seem to believe they are miracle workers to the point they sound ridiculous.

It's not, but for $50 it is pretty damn good at demolishing old odors. The smoke smell was gone after a half hour of running. I ran it in the room my dogs sleep in and it got rid of old, dirty dog. Pretty simple to use, set it, leave the room and close it off, let it run for a while then let the ozone half-life itself into a negligible amount before going back in the room (or car).

Way better than all the sprays and air fresheners.

Matt

$50 sounds like a deal.

Might be worth it to get eh musty smell out of my old Touareg now that I have finally fixed the roof leaks.
Just a quick word of warning on ozone generators, and the ozone that they produce.
You don't want to be breathing any significant quantity of it, as it will degrade your respiratory system just as easily as it will eliminate odors.

I bought a couple of small battery powered ones, normally intended for refrigerator deodorizing purposes.
One went in the fridge, the other I decided to use in my room, since the central heating blower hasn't been on this summer, and the room was a little musty due to lack of air flow.

I didn't think anything of it when I went to bed a few hours later, until I woke up in the early morning, nauseous, itchy eyed, and hoarse in the throat. I heard the ozone generator turn on again (timer based operation on the battery powered ones I purchased) and turned it off.
The next morning I thought to do a check on symptoms of ozone inhalation, and I had most of the list, at least at low levels, and a slight cough that is still around a couple of weeks later.

Don't take this as a "don't buy or use them" warning, just as a caution about using them in inhabited spaces. They work wonders when used appropriately, and I'll likely be using mine in the 928 once I get it out of the garage and moving again.
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By N_Jay
#97072
Hey_Allen wrote: Tue Aug 10, 2021 11:14 am
N_Jay wrote:
Addlight wrote: Mon Aug 09, 2021 7:43 pm I just got an ozone generator in hopes of finally getting rid of the stale, faint cigarette smell from the previous owner of my son's car. It was a bit of a flier, since some people seem to believe they are miracle workers to the point they sound ridiculous.

It's not, but for $50 it is pretty damn good at demolishing old odors. The smoke smell was gone after a half hour of running. I ran it in the room my dogs sleep in and it got rid of old, dirty dog. Pretty simple to use, set it, leave the room and close it off, let it run for a while then let the ozone half-life itself into a negligible amount before going back in the room (or car).

Way better than all the sprays and air fresheners.

Matt

$50 sounds like a deal.

Might be worth it to get eh musty smell out of my old Touareg now that I have finally fixed the roof leaks.


Don't take this as a "don't buy or use them" warning, just as a caution about using them in inhabited spaces. They work wonders when used appropriately, and I'll likely be using mine in the 928 once I get it out of the garage and moving again.
Anyone used these on the musty/mildew odor often found in older cars that have sat closed?
I know they work on chemical odors and "bio" odors, but wondering if it is going to help much.

And thanks for the reminder, I know not o breath ozone that but never hurts to be reminded.

You also don't want to drink or inject bleach. ;)
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By Addlight
#97124
Hey_Allen wrote: Tue Aug 10, 2021 11:14 am Just a quick word of warning on ozone generators, and the ozone that they produce.
You don't want to be breathing any significant quantity of it, as it will degrade your respiratory system just as easily as it will eliminate odors.
This is really important. It is not something you can use while in the same space or even in a space you will occupy right after using the ozone generator. The generators have times for exactly this reason, and some even have a delayed start to let you get out of the room. You need to run it, then leave the space alone until the ozone has dissipated. For a car, I ran it for a half hour and then left the car alone for about five hours. After that, I opened it up let it air out. For a room in my house, I ran it as I was leaving for the day and then opened the room up later. I still didn't spend time in there but just opened it up to air it out.

From what I've read, ozone has a half life of 30 minutes. So, an hour after running the ozone generator, only a quarter of the ozone is left, after two hours, only a sixteenth. It may deplete even faster if it is attacking strong odors, dust, etc. I don't know what level is dangerous, but I would always err on the side of caution and never be in the room while it's running and always wait several hours to open a space up, and then air it out before occupying it.

For a car, it might be good to run it in the early evening. Open all the car windows at bedtime, and by morning you should be safe.

One other thing to be careful with is overusing it around plastics. I have heard that too much ozone will make plastic brittle. So, given the advanced age of our car interiors and the mediocre quality of the plastic to begin with, I would use it only when really needed.

Matt
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By N_Jay
#97137
To get to where I bet the remaining mildew is worse will require more than just stagnant air. (Under the seats, and around the standing fibers of the carpet, etc.
My thought was to put it and fan in the car and run them for 30 to 60 min.
Then open the windows and for a good while before taking for a drive with the windows open.
I won't be doing it more than once, so I am not too worried about the interior decomposing that much more than that last 17 years have done.
Just figure it might sell faster if it does not smell like a locker room.


By the way, anyone want a 2004 V8 Air Suspension, Center and real locker Touareg?
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By Addlight
#97151
I think most of them come with a fan built in. Mine does, so you can just set it in the car. I would go 30 minutes, see where you're at and whether it is necessary or worthwhile to go 30 more. It definitely won't make the car smell worse.
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By N_Jay
#97155
Addlight wrote: Tue Aug 10, 2021 4:51 pm I think most of them come with a fan built in. Mine does, so you can just set it in the car. I would go 30 minutes, see where you're at and whether it is necessary or worthwhile to go 30 more. It definitely won't make the car smell worse.
Yep, I saw they had little fans and if I was dealing with an open room, and typical home furnishings, it would be a different story. This is a car with lots of nocks and crannies.

Why have the dash get 80% of the exposure when 80% of the smell is under the seats.
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By h2pmr
#97322
tool of the day, and the next and the next etc is a torque wrench.
and knowing what to set it to helps.
otherwise the below can happen
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By Gregs04.5
#97339
N_Jay wrote: Tue Aug 10, 2021 4:18 pm To get to where I bet the remaining mildew is worse will require more than just stagnant air. (Under the seats, and around the standing fibers of the carpet, etc.
My thought was to put it and fan in the car and run them for 30 to 60 min.
Then open the windows and for a good while before taking for a drive with the windows open.
I won't be doing it more than once, so I am not too worried about the interior decomposing that much more than that last 17 years have done.
Just figure it might sell faster if it does not smell like a locker room.


By the way, anyone want a 2004 V8 Air Suspension, Center and real locker Touareg?
Maybe interested, p.m. me with details/price/and where it is.

Greg
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By maddog2020
#97375
N_Jay wrote: Tue Aug 10, 2021 4:18 pm
By the way, anyone want a 2004 V8 Air Suspension, Center and real locker Touareg?
The irony of someone trying to sell a car on a thread about tools, is not lost. :hiding:
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By N_Jay
#97380
maddog2020 wrote: Wed Aug 11, 2021 7:27 pm
N_Jay wrote: Tue Aug 10, 2021 4:18 pm
By the way, anyone want a 2004 V8 Air Suspension, Center and real locker Touareg?
The irony of someone trying to sell a car on a thread about tools, is not lost. :hiding:
I wasn't trying to sell it on the thread, I was asked about it on the thread.
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By maddog2020
#97433
N_Jay wrote: Wed Aug 11, 2021 8:09 pm
maddog2020 wrote: Wed Aug 11, 2021 7:27 pm
N_Jay wrote: Tue Aug 10, 2021 4:18 pm
By the way, anyone want a 2004 V8 Air Suspension, Center and real locker Touareg?
The irony of someone trying to sell a car on a thread about tools, is not lost. :hiding:
I wasn't trying to sell it on the thread, I was asked about it on the thread.
Don't be a tool. :nono: You specifically posted "By the way, anyone want a 2004 V8 Air Suspension, Center and real locker Touareg?" If that's not pimping a car on a forum I don't know what is. :banghead:
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By N_Jay
#97434
maddog2020 wrote: Thu Aug 12, 2021 8:46 am
N_Jay wrote: Wed Aug 11, 2021 8:09 pm
maddog2020 wrote: Wed Aug 11, 2021 7:27 pm

The irony of someone trying to sell a car on a thread about tools, is not lost. :hiding:
I wasn't trying to sell it on the thread, I was asked about it on the thread.
Don't be a tool. :nono: You specifically posted "By the way, anyone want a 2004 V8 Air Suspension, Center and real locker Touareg?" If that's not pimping a car on a forum I don't know what is. :banghead:
I meant it more as a quip.
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#97635
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