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fmorelli

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So Ebay is running a 15% off deal today only (Code PRONTO15). One adds the item to one's cart, then in the checkout process one can add the promo code and see if discount applies. Guys ... go to town.

So on my list is the Hakko FX-951 w/ 1.6mm tip. I have a nice Pace lab soldering iron, and I use a 45W Weller for grounds ... but I've had the opportunity to play with my buddy's FX-951 and it is the cat's meow. I don't need an iron, so I've had this in cart waiting for a deal. Today is that deal day. $256 for the station with 1.6mm tip, $38 off from eBay. Not getting any better than that. Among other things this goes to full temp in like 5 seconds from picking up the wand, and no more need to fire up the second ground soldering iron as the Hakko packs the punch necessary for that job. I do a lot of work on amps and guitars since I'm in that business, and heat dissipation on ground contact surfaces can be an issue. Automotive-wise, not so much an issue in my experience.

If you are looking for a high-end, non-rework soldering station, this product is consider to punch well above its weight class, $-wise. Typical Japanese quality.

On Hakko ... be careful of China watch replica versions. I'm buying from an authorized dealer.

Filippo
 

fmorelli

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Sweet car, I dig the spoiler.

Good heads up on the 15% off. Now I need to buy something...
 

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Here's the thing ... I tried...I really tried to find something to buy for my car...and after go ing down a list...I literally could not find a thing that had already been upgrade oe replaced. Wow...

I need to start investing instead of throwing money into a black hole money pit.
 
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I picked these up: Jack stands

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And this axle puller:


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That Axle Puller is the bomb. I got a set and now I don't even blink at bearings and axle work.
I was gonna order a zf 6hp21 trans filter/pan but it's almost the same price at FCP euro with free shipping and lifetime replacement no questions asked. That would be so dope for yearly trans fluid filter changes.

Congrats.

I still need the tool to push the axles out. @dyezak demo'd one from Harbor freight I think
 

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"this is working ..." damn we don't get to say that too often! lol ...

Filippo

I had literally spent a week beating on that axle with sledge hammers, dead blow hammers, axle pullers, you know... When this finally started working with so little effort I was shocked.
 
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I had literally spent a week beating on that axle with sledge hammers, dead blow hammers, axle pullers, you know... When this finally started working with so little effort I was shocked.

I didn't any problems getting the axle out with the kit.