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The light bulb finally came on this morning after buying my first snowblower 2 years ago.

Since I'm not as mechanically inclined as most of the folks here, I decided to create a small cheat sheet and tape it to the underside of the lid to my tool chest in the garage. Information includes;
1) Socket sizes to the oil drain plug, spark plug, shoes, gear box cover, etc.
2) Oil capacity and weight
3) Spark plug gap & part number
4) Tire Pressure

I think probably most of you have all of this stuff memorized or have the ability to eyeball things, but this was exactly what I needed!

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Pretty smart idea....!
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Nope. I usually use touch up paint to record the oil drain plug size on my fan shroud.
So many cars, so many wrenches ...

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Nope. I usually use touch up paint to record the oil drain plug size on my fan shroud.
So many cars, so many wrenches ...
Looks like he has only one snowblower, it should work very well for him.
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The light bulb finally came on this morning after buying my first snowblower 2 years ago.

Since I'm not as mechanically inclined as most of the folks here, I decided to create a small cheat sheet and tape it to the underside of the lid to my tool chest in the garage. Information includes;
1) Socket sizes to the oil drain plug, spark plug, shoes, gear box cover, etc.
2) Oil capacity and weight
3) Spark plug gap & part number
4) Tire Pressure

I think probably most of you have all of this stuff memorized or have the ability to eyeball things, but this was exactly what I needed!
I have the info in a notebook

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Garage wall with felt tip marker is where all my detail is kept.

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Notes and specifications Word doc (in my case WordPerfect).
One per vehicle.
Record date of brake pad replacement, oil changes, etc.
One file folder per vehicle.
Pictures, owner's manuals, part schematics, invoices converted to pdf all contained in the file folder.
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Oh yah. Like E350 I have a word doc on everything!!

Date and miles and or hours and what was done. It's invaluable for keeping track of warranty stuff and just general what I did when.

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No matter where you write the stuff down, the important thing is that you DO write it down. That shows that you CARE about what you're doing, which is at least half the secret of most good mechanics.
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It's a great idea. Here's a couple of forms that Brad from MTF created a long time ago to help keep track of your Equipment inventory and maintenance intervals that you can print out and put someplace you can find later.

Equipment Inventory.pdf

Maintenance Intervals.pdf

I'm pretty much retired from the forum thing, but I check in every now and then.

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