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Old 01-25-2005, 08:16 PM
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Diesel Mechs (or others that may know) help me out with this one please.

I am rebuilding a CAT c12 for my diesel engines class, and a couple days ago I had to pull the injectors out of it. I didn't have the tool to do it so I borrowed one off a kid in class. He says their called heel bars but matco calls them lady foot pry bars, I think i saw a different name for them at snap on too. What is the proper name for this tool? this is the picture from matco. Any help would be appreciated as I would not like to feel like an idiot asking for a lady foot bar if they're not usually called that at sears or somewhere.

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Old 01-25-2005, 09:03 PM
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Pry bars??

Well that is what I have called them for 40 years or so..dunno..might be some kind of local name for those things..anyway harbor frieght has them as well..



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Old 01-25-2005, 09:25 PM
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Yeah I thought they were just prybars too but your right maybe it is just local...Thanks
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I've always known it as a heel bar!
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Cool

I have always heard them called lady fingers
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Old 01-27-2005, 02:23 AM
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They are also called a Rolling Pry Bar.
Check Harbor Freight, Sears, Tractor Supply, even Napa...you can get a decent set cheap, without going the high $ route of Snap-On.
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Old 01-27-2005, 07:34 AM
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Thanks for clearing that up for me guys. And thanks for the suggestions Weimer I will have to check those places out.
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If you are going to ask the Snap on guy, or any real tool guy, not some monkey behind a counter, he will know all the terms for the same tool.
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Old 01-27-2005, 06:52 PM
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I buy snap on from my college store because they offer it at a 50% discount, so I dunno who I'd be dealing with there, hopefully it'll just be on the shelf.
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Rolled head pry bars. You can use them for so much more than yanking an injector. On any diesel engine I use the to remove front oil seals. On some International DTs they will work on removing the rear main on the Old Style DT,the one that does not incorporate the rocker cover and intake in one piece. On the truck itself,use them to remove drive or steer axle wheel seals.Remove Pinion and Output shaft seals also..Several uses,Snap-On seems to make the best ones,I shopped all the trucks and theirs is a lot more taperd and quite strong. The Matco are fatter and tend to be harder to remove front cover seals with.
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Old 01-29-2005, 05:16 AM
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Lady fingers

I'm from South Carolina and have always called them lady fingers.
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ive always heard them called heel bars or line up bars
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My two cents---Around the mines here in the Tennessee-Kentucky area almost every mechanic has them in his tool box in various sizes and all we ever called them was "lady foot bars" and if that is what you ask for around here I guarantee everyone will know what you want
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Old 01-29-2005, 02:20 PM
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Thanks once again for everyone's responses, my teacher says around here they're refered to rolled head pry bars and he reccomends the set from snap on which is where I will probably be buying them. Thanks again everyone
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No matter what they are called you will be getting top of the line in quality if you get them from Snap-On.
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