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

asked by on October 19, 2016

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.

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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