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Recomend a good starter toolkit.

I was looking at this one but i don't know if it's any use. The tools are probably ****e.

Buy Challenge Xtreme 300 Piece Mechanics Set. at Argos.ie- Your Online Shop for .
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Barry I know Halfords do a very good set for about 100/120 has more or less all you would need for a novice mechanic. Also you can go into the shop and open it up and have a look, in Argos you cant
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I was looking at this one but i don't know if it's any use. The tools are probably ****e.

Buy Challenge Xtreme 300 Piece Mechanics Set. at Argos.ie- Your Online Shop for .
Whatever you do, do not buy that box from argos. I have it and its rubbish. Full of imperial sockets and never has the metric ones you need.

The halfords one is very good. I bought one 4 years ago and swear by it. Ive rebuilt most of my car with it, including 2 engines, and only needed 1 or 2 extra bits and pieces.

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My is similar to this but they seem to have dropped out some of the stuff. Still quite good though.
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Another vote for the Halfords professional range, all the kit you'll realistically need at a good price. I would go with Halfords Ireland | Halfords Advanced Professional 120 piece Socket Set and a scewdriver set. You'll always, eventually, come across something that you need that you don't have and will have to pick it up. But as a starting point, there's not much can't be done with a good socket set, spanners and screwdrivers. And a hammer.
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Cheers lads. I think i'll drop into halfords on the way home tomorrow. I need to get a few bits anyway. Gearbox oil and want some black paint to do a GTA headlight job (may aswell do one fun job).
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You don't need imperial stuff anymore these days, I would buy a completely metric set. I have a bluepoint kit and it is very good (Snap-on's budget brand).
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Just had a quick google and couldn't find any complete blue point kits. Got a link?
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nearest halfords to citywest is in Liffey Valley Retail park unless you know of one closer to home Barry
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This is the one I have:

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/blue-point-sna...item2c5ad573fa

I've only needed to buy a 5.5mm socket for the heater resistor & interior fan removal, and security torx bits for removing air mass meter sensors from their housings.

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Yes I reckon the Halfords is probably the best bet,although I think my grandson bought one from Argos, but he only repairs his bikes using it. Never had a ball pen hammer in my toolbox!
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the halfords stuff is good, i use it daily professionally speaking. it stands up to that treatment so will be more than capable of a home kit

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Bat your keeping the V6 I take it bud ya?
I hope so Damo, I've seen the so called "rust problem" that really isnt a problem its the other things that need doing will be worse
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Yeah man. Gona try get as much done myself as i can.

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I hope so Damo, I've seen the so called "rust problem" that really isnt a problem its the other things that need doing will be worse
It's a big enough problem. Just not for Shane! Some of the yolks he has worked on. I must give him a call tomorrow once i see what the credit union has to say to me.
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Ahh good man Bat, fair dues to you. You where kinda caught by the balls unfortunetly
 
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remember you can rent his ramp and its quite cheap, all of which is a big help
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And some torx sockets, male and female. Job jobbed.
 
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Ahh good man Bat, fair dues to you. You where kinda caught by the balls unfortunetly
I was unfortunately but what can ya do? I'm sick of being ****ed off about it. just going to get my head under the bonnet wit a box of stella this weekend. I'll get the stat done anyway.

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remember you can rent his ramp and its quite cheap, all of which is a big help
I have a garage literally 10 foot from my door that my neighbor said i can use.
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I have a garage literally 10 foot from my door that my neighbor said i can use.
jst pmd you re an exhaust system there is 2 going in monaghan and one in Dublin
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We have all been there you don't wanna know what i spent on my 146 it sickens me on the amount of money I spent on it.
 
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Good man Barry. If you need any help with the GTA lights or anything, give a PM anytime


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Halfords | Halfords Advanced Professional 120 piece Socket Set (the bundle with the screwdriver set)

Halfords | Halfords 127 piece Tool Set & Aluminium Case

And some torx sockets, male and female. Job jobbed.

Looks like it's halfords all the way.

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jst pmd you re an exhaust system there is 2 going in monaghan and one in Dublin

Nice one Mark. I'll get into them. The only thing with the exhaust is you need to weld it so i think i will leave that to a professional.

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We have all been there you don't wanna know what i spent on my 146 it sickens me on the amount of money I spent on it.
Stop man. The bills are mounting up big time.


@ Dan you weren't messing when you said you would need to spend double the car again to get it up to spec. oh how i laughed at that one!

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Good man Barry. If you need any help with the GTA lights or anything, give a PM anytime


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Did you ever get yours done? Did it take you long. Gee bag of a job or not?
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Looks like it's halfords all the way.
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I messed up one headlight.. I dropped it and broke a bit of plastic and I tried to put it back together but it just won't stay there. Neither the silicone sealant works and it lets water in. Have to source another one, but not really bothered at the moment.


One advice is to take it very slowly with lots of patience when doing this.
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