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I ordered a vp44 gear puller off the snap-on truck the other day. Wondering what other tools you guys think I should pick up. I have plenty of tools. Im asking more about specialty tools I will need for working on a cummins. Thanks.

All you need is a 10 dollar steering wheel puller to pop the drive gear, no need for any special tools at all.
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What about tools for pulling the injectors? And snap-on has a tool for turning the engine over. Is that usefull?

I just use a grid heater bolt just screws right into the top of the injector. Great pull handle...

As for pulling crossover tube just hook the threaded area with a small flatblade screw driver...

So far the only special tools I've bought for my 2 trucks is...

[*]Ball joint press

[*]VP44 gear puller

Everything else has been just standard old hand tools...

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I have line wrenches so im set there. I will have my vp puller friday. Geno's has the tools to pull the injectors and tubes. But I will try the bolt method before I waste money. Do you guys know the tool for turning the engine over that I mentioned? It looks like a big torqs bit. But I have no clue where it goes. At $58 I wont buy it until I know its needed. Thanks for the input guys.

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Yep that tool goes through the fly wheel housing and you turn the engine over via the flywheel. IIRC there is a plug on the front passenger side of the flywheel housing that it fits into. I have a couple of them from when I worked at a CaseIH and Komatsu which used mostly Cummins engines about 10 years ago.How much was the vp44 gear puller? I think I paid about 10 bucks for my steering wheel puller many years ago.

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:spend:I have an estimated 60K in my tool collection over the past 20 years of being a diesel tech. Glad I have worked at coal mines for the last 10 years where they supply tools for the techs. No telling how much more I would have invested otherwise.:ahhh::broke::stuned: Reason I have so many is I worked out of a service truck on heavy equimpent and when you are working in the middle of nowheres its best to have everything you need on hand.Best personal tool investment I have ever made was buying a used vehicle hoist for my shop.Was 2K installed, my bad back thanks me every time I use it.:)

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