Thread: DS Tool...Does it work ???
02-28-2015, 03:55 PM #1
DS Tool...Does it work ???
I am always having a problem compressing the boot to install the clip on the 4tecs...does this tool actually work ??
Opinions & experience Thanx
02-28-2015, 04:22 PM #2
It did for me.. Picked up a brand new oem one on eBay a while ago for $50.. It worked well for me, although I had no rust or corrosion anywhere on the shaft/hat/c-clip
02-28-2015, 04:46 PM #3
I tried that contraption on my 2010 T-X and it sucked terribly. One hand to hold the tool in place and the other to reach down and remove the c-clip was impossible for me.
I use the combination of these two tools and it is MUCH easier IMO. Install the PTO Support tool and simply install the floating ring tool and turn the bolt with an allen socket. Then you can let go of the tools and use both hands to remove the c-clip. C-Clip re-installation is just as easy.
02-28-2015, 05:11 PM #4
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02-28-2015, 09:56 PM #5
The trick to installing a clip with the Lever tool is to use a pair of needle nose vice-grips to hold the c-clip then u can just press down and it locks on the shaft, then just simply unlock the vicegrips makes things alot easier if your doing the job your self with that tool. If your have a hard to moving the floating ring you may need to soak it and add some heat prior to attempting removal.
02-28-2015, 09:57 PM #6
If the ski has seen plenty of salt water its not uncommon to have to cut the ring off and replace.
03-01-2015, 12:44 PM #7
Its usually not removeing that is the problem its installing. LOL
03-01-2015, 12:47 PM #8
I just bought that tool and used it I thought it made the job a breeze. Worth every cent imo
03-01-2015, 03:42 PM #9
That is the tool I use her at the shop for about 5 years now. Works just fine for me.
03-02-2015, 10:16 AM #10
I used Gaddis`s advice and just "manned up". Grunt and pull back by hand. I wouldn`t eat beans the night before though.
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