Re: 156 V6 Battery change
Actuaslly those fiddly fancy jubilee clips are not too difficult once you've got the "knack", although I do worry that perhaps they aren't quite as tight as they should be.
I use a pair of finer adjustable long handled plier type thing (I think the one I use I knicked from the tool kit of the Merc A class I had as a company car - now there's a weird car nicve design but very definitely NOT a Merc)
They are usually sold in the plumbing section of DIY stores - adjustable by about 4-5 stops in nut width, the length and pincering type edges make it use to just squeeze the clip back together.
Has anybody ever tested the airtightness of these fancy clips new and used?
It worries me that they don't apply as much copmpression seal as perhaps a jubilee clip might (but they do look nicer!).. On my Saab 2lT there were similar clips. One day I decided to remove them all and apply thin thinnest smear of blue instant gasket (how many uses does that stuff have!) and reconnect on all the intake system - well the effect on power, especially low down was immediate and very noticable - all those years the turbo had just been blowing half its effect out of leaks in the piping!