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New tools added to Blue Print range

Blue Print understands that needing a specific tool for a particular job is becoming more and more common in modern vehicle servicing and repair.

The company has just added seven new tools to its range which are clearly listed next to the vehicle and part that its intended to be used with, along with a description and usage instructions where necessary, thus informing mechanics and technicians that tool is a required and available before a job is started.

The new additions are as follows:

GEN 2 Wheel Bearing Tool – ADC45502

This is an essential tool for removing and installing ‘Generation 2’ type wheel bearings on the Mitsubishi Colt and Smart ForFour 2004> due to the need to remove and replace the whole drive flange assembly.

Mini Oil Filter Removal Tool – ADG0551

Due to the propensity of the aluminium oil filter housing to seize or become damaged during removal, this tool is essential for replacing Blue Print oil filter ADG02124 on the Mini Cooper, Cooper S and One 2001>2006, quickly and efficiently, without damaging it. It is also necessary for replacing the oil filter on VAG 1.9 (ASY) engines, Ford and Jaguar 2.2D, Mercedes Benz Vito, Ford Dura Torque diesel engines and the new Transit vans.

Glow Plug Socket – ADG05512/3/4 ADG05520

Extra long 8mm, 9mm, 10mm and 12mm glow plug sockets designed to grip and extract the glow plugs on all applicable vehicles.

Glow Plug Socket – ADG05518

This solution combines a 12mm deep socket with a reinforced adaptor, enabling the removal of glow plugs in difficult to access locations.

Oil Filter Removal Tool – ADG05521

This tool is essential for replacing Blue Print oil filters ADV182107 and ADN12121 on nearly 40 Audi, Nissan, Renault, SEAT, Skoda, Suzuki and Volkswagen, petrol and diesel applications.

Wheel Bearing Socket – ADK85503

This tool is essential for replacing the front wheel bearings (Blue Print part number ADK88223C) on the Suzuki Jimny 1.3i 1998> due to the bearing being held in place with lock nut, which needs this special four pin adapter to remove it

Nissan Navara D40 Seal Fitting Tool – ADN15502

This fitting tool allows for easy installation of new rear axle oil seals on the Navara D40 2.5DT 2005>, 3.0DT 2010> which are a high failure item and due to their location in the half shaft, incredibly difficult to replace without it.

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