When in the throes of an automotive project there are many things that can hang you up, like not having the best tool for the job. Having to “make do with what you got” is the hallmark of every
DIY mechanic out there. There are times, however, when it’s worth the dough to just shell out and buy the tool that’ll make your project a bit easier — like when you’re messing with fuel, oil, and transmission fluid.
Sooner or later it’s gonna get messy, and there’s nothing you can do about that. But why not speed up the process with the right tools.
A set like the one pictured here from Astro Tools can save you some time and perhaps a few busted lines. A simple kit like this consists of a few couplers and a disconnect tool or two. The end result is you are now ready to disconnect fuel lines, release the fingers on the transmission-to-radiator oil cooler lines, and disconnect any quick connectors you might run across.
A set like this works on most American vehicles and can diffuse a mangled line problem before the action with screwdrivers or a horror story begins. Simple, yes — but effective.
Street Pricing starts at $25