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20 years - horrific abuse - RIP NSFW
« on: September 01, 2015, 10:33:26 PM »
About 20 years ago - I bought a Sealey Breaker Bar - approx 3 ft and I read on the package that the knuckle end was a consumable and designed to break first I thought well when I break it I'll buy an replacement......

I've abused it way more that any other tool I own - when I couldn't get the leverage needed I've assisted it with a GPZ600 fork leg and if that wasn't enough occasionally a scaffold pole.

It never gets to work on nice new stuff just rusty Opels, Mercs and BMW's

It's split my head open on a few occasions and it's cracked it's fair share of sockets.

But yesterday it was defeated (shattered) by a hub nut


















On a 6 year old Renault.............. (I said it was NSFW)

I think it was the shame of it ;) [/joke]

RIP knuckle - you've been a good friend and companion



Any recomendation for decent replacement knuckles that aren't made of cheese - guessing most are????
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Re: 20 years - horrific abuse - RIP NSFW
« Reply #1 on: September 06, 2015, 10:40:25 AM »
I'm going to go out on a limb here and say "SEALEY" ::).

The last one lasted 20yrs and maybe they've still got the original old stock replacements. :-X
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Re: 20 years - horrific abuse - RIP NSFW
« Reply #2 on: September 07, 2015, 11:07:54 AM »
Readily available
what would life be like if we all drove fwd cars? feckin boring that's what rear drive or bust

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Re: 20 years - horrific abuse - RIP NSFW
« Reply #3 on: September 07, 2015, 07:35:56 PM »
Readily available

OK perspective here and no offence intended - Yeah everything is readily available - just look on ebay and then wonder where it's all made (China) and if I'm going to be buying one a month because they are made of cheese........
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"The Lotus Carlton is not tail happy honestly - as long as you accept it has 377 bhp and 419 lb/ft of torque, is rear drive and has no driver aids, it's fine."

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Re: 20 years - horrific abuse - RIP NSFW
« Reply #4 on: September 13, 2015, 11:53:46 PM »
Hard luck with the breaker bar buddy. I bought a 2 foot and a 3 foot from Halfords professional and I am told because it professional then if you break it you get it replaced for free. I already have my receipt stored away waiting for that day. Lol

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Re: 20 years - horrific abuse - RIP NSFW
« Reply #5 on: September 14, 2015, 07:22:32 PM »
Ok I just checked today and it's Halfords "Advanced' have the lifetime guarantee.

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« Reply #6 on: September 16, 2015, 09:53:58 AM »
Do yourself a favor and photocopy the receipt and/or scan it onto computer.

THE INK FADES. :o
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Re: 20 years - horrific abuse - RIP NSFW
« Reply #7 on: September 22, 2015, 02:11:53 PM »
Yep. A lot of receipts do that. They are printed using a thermal printing process (iirc). Anyway a few weeks in a wallet in your back pocket and the body heat will largely erase the text. I have some that are completely blank pieces of paper in less than a year. Left in the sun or anywhere warm and your in trouble.

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« Reply #8 on: October 22, 2015, 01:00:00 AM »
P.S. Peter, Old age means you have to struggle to do ANYTHING! ;)
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« Reply #9 on: October 22, 2015, 11:45:34 PM »
So far the Halfrauds replacement appears to be made of substantial cheese
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« Reply #10 on: October 26, 2015, 10:54:34 PM »
P.S. Peter, Old age means you have to struggle to do ANYTHING! ;)

Well umm eh oh, what was that you said ?.
1993 2.0 CD(X)i Auto Estate (Rioja Red very little tin worm & reasonable paint).
RIP - 1992 2.0 CDXi Manual Estate (Spectral Blue with far too much tin worm, now only parts).

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