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Discussion Starter · #1 · (Edited)
So, as AutomotiveSpecialtyTool.net progresses along, we'd like to get a running tally of all of the tools in which people are interested for borrowing/lending purposes.

We plan on incorporating something similar on our site to help users prioritize which tools to post up, etc...

We encourage those who have any combination of these to post them up, at no charge, on AutomotiveSpecialtyTool.net

We will be checking this thread periodically for updates, etc.

Oh, and if it is a model or make specific tool, please indicate that. Thanks!

Currently, the wanted tools are:

- stubby, ratcheting 21mm wrench
- RTAB bushing pullers and press -> BMW
- Differential carrier bushing pullers and press -> BMW
- Differential bushing puller and press -> BMW
- Fender roller
- Wideband O2 sensor
- Sir Tools B90 or similar wheel bearing puller
- Piston ring filer
- Shallow swivel E-torx sockets...money when trying to remove your bell housing bolts on BMWs.
- E-torx sockets (E10 to E16)
- 6 speed clutch alignment tool (22 spline???)
- Master tool set to remove all of the busings/mounts in an E46
- Removal/Install tools for the Meyle HD control arm ball joints
- Stubby T60 socket, 1/2" drive
- BMW M3 S54 Valve Adjustment Kit
- BMW 5346 Power steering fitting removal tool
 

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RTAB bushing pullers and press.

Differential carrier bushing pullers and press.

Differential bushing puller and press.
 

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Thanks for the feedback, guys. Keep it coming.... Those of you that have seen the site itself and navigated around a bit: what do you think? easy to use? not user friendly enough? what would make things easier?
 

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How do you prevent scamming? I am thinking of several ways to rip off the tool owner. I think there is a lot of risk for anyone owning the tool.

Suggest: you need to tie BMW tools to the BMW part number and tool number, also a tie rod ball joint tool
 

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Good suggestions on the part numbers. Currently, we only have one field for part number, but we can include other associated numbers in the item description field until we can incorporate a second part number field.

Per your concerns, please read below:

1) I rent a good tool from the renter, I send the lender back my old broken one. I claim thats the condition I got it. I get a new tool for a few bucks. (bad for tool owner)

We advise lenders and borrowers alike to document the condition of the tool and take photos during the transaction at the following points: about to ship from lender to borrower, just received by borrower prior to use, about to ship from borrower back to lender after use, just received by lender. We currently have an email system set up to accept email messages w/ corresponding transaction IDs, tool IDs, photos, and descriptions so that if a dispute arises, as much information as possible is available.

2) I rent a tool, renter damages it, and claims damage was there. (bad for tool owner)

Similar to above situation. If the two parties don't agree, there will be a paper trail of sorts which will point out who is at fault. Now, if a user thinks that skipping any of the steps dealing with documenting the tool is OK, then it is his/her own fault if there is no evidence backing up their side of any potential dispute.

3) I rent a bad tool, charge a huge deposit, then renter gets a bad tool and I keep deposit (bad for renter)

The deposit is held in a third party account managed by us to protect both parties. Both parties must agree to a successful transaction before the deposit is refunded. If there is a dispute, we have two layers of arbitration which will govern what happens to the deposit.

For more information on how we would handle particular situations, take a look at http://www.automotivespecialtytool.net/faqs.php. Thanks!
 

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added to the list! And yeah, after doing some checking, it really would be awesome to be able to rent that for the few times it is actually needed...
 

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M3 valve adjustment shim kits like this; http://www.ecstuning.com/BMW-E46-M3-S54_3.2L/Maintenance/Engine/Inspection_2/ES1893848/ are always being passed around because the entire kit is rather expensive while the individual shims are pretty cheap. You would just have to find a way to replenish the shims as they are used. Either you would have to restock the kit and charge the renter extra for each shim they use. Or you could have the renter replace what they use and send it back complete.
 

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1. Shallow swivel E-torx sockets...money when trying to remove your bell housing bolts.
2. E-torx sockets (E10 to E16)
3. 6 speed clutch alignment tool (22 spline???)
4. Master tool set to remove all of the busings/mounts in an E46
5. Removal/Install tools for the Meyle HD control arm ball joints
6. Stubby T60 socket, 1/2" drive...to remove the flywheel bolts while minimizing the likelihood of rounding out the bolt
 

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Hmmm... who might have this kit on the board here? Anybody?
I've got one. :hi: But I'm not trusting the USPS with it. :thumbdwn: At first glance I thought you were looking for ideas for tools for you to purchase to rent out. After looking at your website it looks like you are more in the escrow business protecting borrowers and lenders. Cool service but it won't work as well for me being overseas.
 

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1. Shallow swivel E-torx sockets...money when trying to remove your bell housing bolts.
2. E-torx sockets (E10 to E16)
3. 6 speed clutch alignment tool (22 spline???)
4. Master tool set to remove all of the busings/mounts in an E46
5. Removal/Install tools for the Meyle HD control arm ball joints
6. Stubby T60 socket, 1/2" drive...to remove the flywheel bolts while minimizing the likelihood of rounding out the bolt
Good call on the E-torx sockets. I had to order a set for my diff bolts. I think it was an E-14.
 
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