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  1. IanF

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    Just wondered if Funsters generally carry a mechanics tool kit with them or am I kidding myself that given modern vehicles have engine management systems which I know nothing about and not particularly interested in interfering with - would I be wasting my time as a DIY enthusiast, as well as wasting carrying capacity? Look forward to your advice
     
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    I find this fixes most problems :Smile:

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    and if that doesn't work he uses this...[​IMG]
     
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  4. Dolomite Pete

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    I do carry a few tools; a socket set, some spanners, pliers, screwdrivers etc. Some electrical stuff like a small digital multimeter, some wire, fuses, to sort any possible electrical problems in the van. You're not likely to be able to do much to the engine but you never know what might happen on a long trip. I've used mine a few times (mainly on my old van which I've now replaced), and its been useful.
     
  5. johnp10

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    I think it was Geo who some time ago detailed the contents of a MH tool kit as:

    Duct Tape
    WD40

    The thinking being:
    If it moves when it shouldn't.......Duct Tape
    If it doesn't move when it should....WD40.

    Good advice, methinks.
     
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    This is what you mean John...[​IMG]
     
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  7. jhorsf

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    You are asking people who are mostly old and although probably have enough knowledge to sort out a breakdown call the rescue service now as they "are not as young as they use to be".
    I know that is not all of you but I bet its quite a large number :Eeek:
     
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    Define old please.
     
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  9. IanF

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    Very fair point I'm nearly 68 myself fortunately very fit -Think your suggested solution is the one I'll probably use too:Blush::Blush:
     
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    dont be fooled.....I've seen Geo's tool locker :Eeek:
     
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    Buy a small toolbox, and put one of these in. :winky::winky:
     

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  12. Terry

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    I carry a heavy duty socket set and long bars,12 t bottle jack for changing a wheel / not sure if I would be able to get b, jack under van if tyres flat ::bigsmile: a ajustable spanner (2) along with a couple of screwdrivers, tape, fuses etc, a set of 18v drill jigsaw and grinder simply because it's only slightly larger then the drill set on it's own :winky: used for drilling holes in ground for windbreaks,a small 12v compressor in case the one on the van breaks and fails to blow up rear suspension.After all that I don't intend using any of them, but they are there just in case ::bigsmile: more likly to use moby phone for RAC :thumb:
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    i always carry a SMALL TOOL BOX and i include , duct tape, wd 40, cable ties, and an array of bits and pieces. you'd be surprised what ingenuity you have when the chips are down.:Blush:

    but

    i also have a list of telephone numbers & contacts:thumb:
     
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    Er, could you let me have your phone number?? Just for emergencies, of coarse.......:winky::winky:
     
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    I carry all sorts of tools and repair items and know how to use them......

    I also pay a fortune for RAC arrivals breakdown cover.

    Why have a dog and bark yourself ! :roflmto:
     
  16. IanF

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    Think it must be an attitude not a number because after all with the expected onset of senility I might not recall the number!:Doh::Doh:
     
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    We are in the CSMA so use Britannia Rescue and are both covered in any vehicle with personal membership
     
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    !!!!!

    Some would say I am overdoing it :Eeek:
     

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    my tool kit.

    compressor (capable of blowing up the tyres)
    Battery charger
    1KW generator to power above & for EHU
    pliers, hammer, zip ties, large/medium adjustable spanner, plumbers grips, multimeter, various screwdrivers, torx /allen keys, socket set, wire, rope, hose, water pump, various hose adaptors, screws, split pins, PTFE tape, Dremmel mini drill, & bits , self amalgamating tape, various jubilee clips, wire brush, saw, spanner set, razor blade cutter, funnels, bits of water pipe etc ...and lastly duct tape & wd 40 and spray grease.

    Brittania rescue aint gonna fix your plumbing or leccy, and if you are abroad these kind of problems are more difficult to deal with and will burn up your holiday time.....best get it fixed straight away by having the right tools there and then.:thumb:

    I am also setting up a wireless ODB scan system so I can keep an eye on engine management issues via android & pc software.
     
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  20. johnp10

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    I have too, John.
    F1 race teams aren't as well equipped.::bigsmile:
     
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