Acura Coupes and Sedans 1986-1993 Repair Guide

Tools

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The tools required for an engine overhaul or parts replacement will depend on the depth of your involvement. With a few exceptions, they will be the tools found in a mechanic's tool kit (see Routine Maintenance ). More in depth work will require any or all of the following:



a dial indicator (reading in thousandths) mounted on a universal base
 
micrometers and telescope gauges
 
jaw and screw-type pullers
 
scraper
 
valve spring compressor
 
ring groove cleaner
 
piston ring expander and compressor
 
ridge reamer
 
cylinder hone or glaze breaker
 
Plastigage®
 
engine stand
 

Use of most of these tools is illustrated in this Section. Many can be rented for a one-time use from a local parts jobber or tool supply house specializing in automotive work.

Occasionally, the use of special tools is called for. See the information on Special Tools and the Safety Notice in the front of this guide substituting another tool.

 
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