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Splat last won the day on June 13 2017

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    Massey Ferguson/John Deere/Ford/Vintage Ruston Hornsby and Lister Engines/Steam and Stationary Engines.

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  1. " cheap for a reason " Yes they do. I will check the norbar brand at ACP. Thank you...:)
  2. Thank you Crosswind i will try "New Lanka" Thank you for your kind reply...
  3. Greetings AL members, I am on the hunt to buy a “ Torque Wrench and a Dial Gauge Indicator” that I will be using for an engine rebuild. Is there anything I should be aware of, what type should I go for ? any place you may recommend??? To be honest I have never used any of these instruments before ….. Please be kind enough to share your info and experience. Thank you..
  4. Wonderful MrCat, elbow grease is the best way ..... and by using only water; its very economical to thank you for your kind post. your much appreciated.
  5. Thanks Fiat fan for your reply I will be ware of that now , I am not surprised withe the cheap fluff trick's our people come up with these days...he..he..he.... I am thank full to Auto Lanka forum for creating a platform for awareness so we can inform one another be a step ahead and be aware.
  6. Thank you TT I will sure consider that.... Have a wonderful day...:)
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    Lifespan of Radiator Hose

    Splendid, Rumesh88 and davy thanks for shearing your educational information. so "wire clamps" it is then.... Hey Twin Turbo.... make a DIY post on the new hose replacement..... Have a good day..
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    18W Spot Lights For Each Side

    Brilliant Nishan.dj that's a wonderful upgrade . Its good minds like you that make the world turn easier . Thanks for shearing and keep up the good work
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    Lifespan of Radiator Hose

    Yes Davy you are right... kerosene is the main killer for all rubber parts and packing's also oil seals. And our local car wash and service lads use kerosene openly or in secret, diluting it with the recommended chemical (I don't know what its called). Regarding the hose clamps there is a debating issue Screw band ( A ) or wire clamp ( B ). some say wire clamps cut the hose but originally Japanese vehicles come with wire clamps for the radiator hose???
  10. Does anyone know the chemical or detergent used at service stations, to remove greasy grime and mud under vehicles???? I see them spraying this wonder stuff and with a wash off its all clean.. I want to stay away from kerosene a secret ingredient used by most service stations. So I plan to wash my vehicle by myself. Thanks in advance
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    Chain Blocks

    Wonderful Maersk, that was very informative. Yes the 2ton chain bloc is very bulky and heavy. The one ton (1 Ton) chain bock may be manageable. I hope to work on a Toyota 3L, Perkins 3A.125, Nisan LD20ii, engines tat are heavy ones... I got to know that a chain block can also be used to winch out vehicle in “stuck in the mud “situation… I wonder are the Made in China ones good? Thank you Maersk for our kind reply NOTE to other readers SWL means “Safe Working Load (SWL)”
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    Chain Blocks

    Greetings AL members, I am on the hunt to buy a “Chain block hoist” this hoist will sure be helpful to lift the engine I plan to rebuild. Is there anything I should consider any buying tip you could share? In the local market I came across Chinese chain blocks that are brand new; and Japanese ones that are used in Kurunegala (too far far away.....) I hope to go for a two ton (2T) chain hoist??? Any one experienced in using Chain Blocks ???? Please be kind enough to share info. May I know where about in Colombo I could buy one??? Thank you..
  13. Hi, there's a chrome aerosol spray available at a leading Sri Lankan online marketing website (MD.lk) brand name "GETSUN" has anyone used this product???? "jdnet" thank you for sharing this wonderful project. That's a marvelous job. Well done and keep up the good work.