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Archive for September, 2009
Battery powered impact guns, ratchets, die grinders, and drills are getting more and more popular as the battery life is getting longer and more powerful tools are coming on the market everyday.
Ingersoll Rand makes a series of wireless battery powered tools called the IQv Series which are quite impressive looking. The torque on the 1/2 inch drive impact gun is 360ft-lbs which is really good for a battery powered tool and weigh’s at only 6.2lbs. I like that fact that battery powered tools are so handy when working on a car as you don’t have to worry about the air line getting in the way of things.
Here is a link to Ingersoll Rand battery powered tools section so you can check them out yourself. Click Here for more info.
My recent issue with my CV Joint was actually loose lug nuts on one of my front wheels which was surprising but at the same time educating. From now on I will always have to double check and torque down my lug nuts as they seem to have gotten loose over time. And as far as the heater core I’m a bit confused, because the issue seems to have disappeared and no more smell of antifreeze is present in the car anymore and I’ve been driving everyday since the smell became present. I will keep my eye on this issue but so far it seems to be OK.
So 2 days ago I was driving with a friend and noticed a funny smell in my car and at the time I didn’t think of it and let it go. Well next day which was yesterday I was driving my car again and realized that the odor that I was smelling was antifreeze my Civic’s cooling fluid. I checked the engine bay and nothing leaking was visible and I couldn’t smell anything so I poked my nose inside the car again and guess what, ewwwww it stunk. So yeah it’s definitely my heater core as I have replaced the radiator already and most of the hoses were replaced when I did the engine swap. Oh and also while driving last night, I started hearing a scrubbing loud wheel noise. I thought it was just my tires but later noticed it got louder and louder. So today I looked into it and yeah my drivers side driveshaft outer CV-Joint is gone and making a whole lot of noise.
I will try to fix the CV Joint in the next day or so and after that look at the heater core issue. From the reasearch that I have done it’s not easy to replace the heater core as you have to pull the whole dash out to get to the heater core which is behind the blower.