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Q: What tools do I need to rebuild my engine?

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what basic tools would you need to take a engine out and rebuild it? metric or imperial sockect etc.

My car has 200000 miles.
My car has a manual transmission.

A: The list of the tools (both basic and speci...

The list of the tools (both basic and specialized) that would be needed to remove and completely overhaul this engine should be listed in a repair manual or you can read our comprehensive article on how to rebuild a car engine. Besides the basic metric wrenches and socket sets you will need many other tools, including:

  • Air compressor
  • Engine assembly lube
  • Basic set of hand tools
  • Blow gun and air hose
  • Brass punch
  • Camshaft bearing tool
  • Cylinder bore honing tool
  • Cylinder bore ridge reamer
  • Electric drill
  • Engine hoist (to remove engine)
  • Engine stand
  • Engine rebuild kit
  • Fender covers
  • Flashlight
  • Jack stands
  • Masking tape
  • Oil drain pan (at least 2)
  • Permanent marker
  • Plastic sandwich bags and boxes (to store and organize hardware and parts)
  • Piston ring compressor
  • Rod journal protectors
  • Service Manual
  • Silicone gasket maker
  • Timing gear puller
  • Torque wrench
  • Wheel chocks
  • Water displacement lubricant
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