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Recommended Basic Tool Kit to Carry

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16 Nov 2019 15:13 #215691 by Soeley
Just after recommendations of what tools to carry in the car. This is mostly for when out off-roading as I have the RAC for on road.

It got me thinking at the BigJimny Meet as tools were being asked for and Martin commented that everyone that has a Jimny should carry a #10 Torx (?) socket for the front hub covers.

Any small socket sets to recommend that will have enough in it cover most emergencies?

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16 Nov 2019 16:27 #215694 by Riccy
Something like this is enough to get you out of basic problems:

www.screwfix.com/p/bahco-s330-mixed-driv...al_details_container

The torx 10 bit is only for the vac hubs, but handy if you have them still :whistle:

Would add that self-amalgamating tape, duck/duct tape, tie wraps and electrical tape all have their uses as well as a big breaker bar and pruning saw.

For serious trips I have a big box which has things like circlip pliers, wheel bearing tool, ball joint splitter, drill & bits, grinder, impact tool, spare front bearing assembly, spare manual hub, spare rear shafts & bearings, pipe of various size, airline couplers, bits of wire & electrical connectors, all sorts really. That box is left somewhere nearby if possible as its heavy!

Goes without saying, but i will say it, fire extinguisher and 1st aid kit are a must too.

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16 Nov 2019 17:38 #215695 by RainerK
I use a Proxxon Industrial 23650 and in addition a small multimeter and a 1/4 bit set, a saw and tapes. It all fits into the Proxxon box.

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17 Nov 2019 21:28 #215724 by Soeley
Thanks Riccy, plenty to think about there. By the way is your real name Hannibal Smith? B)

RainerK thanks, never heard of that make before, I'll look into them.

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26 Nov 2019 13:14 #215977 by Max Headroom
A charged-up mobile phone ;)


IF IT AINT BROKE, KEEP FIXING IT UNTIL IT IS

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26 Nov 2019 14:12 #215978 by Soeley

Max Headroom wrote: A charged-up mobile phone ;)


Lol, never without!

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26 Nov 2019 16:32 - 26 Nov 2019 16:32 #215979 by Max Headroom
:)

Its the same question often posed by the vintage car crowd - problem being that its hard to know what eventualities can occur and those old cars have very limited space to carry anything compared to a Jimny.

I ALWAYS carry a basic kit consisting of various screwdrivers spanners, hammer, mole-grips, socket set along with plenty of tie-wraps; locking wire; and any parts that are good for roadside fixes such as fan belt, plugs and points etc but its a bit different with a 'modern' car.

I also learned on the Jimny convertible that its worthwhile carrying a spare header-rail clamp; not long after I first bought the car, one of the clamps let go and broke in torrential rain at 50mph - it almost ripped the Targa-roof off!
I literally had to drive to work holding the roof down with one hand, at a very slow speed.
The broken clamp was less than useless and couldn't be repaired as its overcomplicated for what it does.
At work I secured the roof shut with locking wire, but I now carry a spare clamp


IF IT AINT BROKE, KEEP FIXING IT UNTIL IT IS
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27 Nov 2019 15:41 #216019 by treps
The Proxxon kit looks really neat and just about right for my limited mechanical capabilities. Thank you.

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28 Nov 2019 07:11 #216034 by kirkynut
I have a Halfords 200 piece toolkit and a small tool box with grips, screwdrivers, circlip tools etc.

The Halfords kit has all the sockets you will need on a Zuke and torx bits. It also has ratchet spanners, which are really useful for tight spaces or doing things up quicker. Get it when it's on offer rather than full price, which is often!

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29 Nov 2019 20:41 #216072 by jackonlyjack
+1 on the Halfords 200 piece i got mine for £135 a good few years back
When you break bits just take it in store and walk out with a replacement for life :)
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29 Nov 2019 23:05 #216073 by Soeley
Halfords currently have two 200 piece sets. Which is it you guys have?

This one

Or

This one?

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30 Nov 2019 09:28 #216077 by Daniel30
I have the top one it's still very shiny as I'm to scared to use it as I normally tend to make things worse when I get the tools out :whistle: :whistle: :whistle: :woohoo: :woohoo: :woohoo: last time I tinkered with the mini it went away on a flat bed AA lorry :laugh: :laugh: :laugh:

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