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Recommended Basic Tool Kit to Carry

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30 Nov 2019 14:30 #216086 by kirkynut
Mine is much older but is closer to the too one.

I'd not worry too much about allen keys in it as a better set would be much more useful and they're cheap on Amazon etc.

Just do as I have and have a small seperate tool box with a anything else you need in.

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30 Nov 2019 22:27 #216099 by Foxtrot
I have an old MGB, I carry the most common tools that I use for the car,. Just like the Jimny the MG has limited space and I will never be able to carry all the tools for every eventually, however I use one of these tool rolls which disciplines me to just carry the essentials.

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01 Dec 2019 00:29 #216100 by yakuza
I think it is not as important what you brought, it is more important what you did not bring.
Murphy's law dictates that whenever something bresks, you will need whatever tools and spares you left at home.

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01 Dec 2019 00:32 #216101 by RainerK
The Halfords look nice with a lot of different sizes. I would recommend them for home. If you use them to carry there are a lot of tools missing, e.g., hammer etc.

Regarding the canvas This may not so practical if you are in the dirt somewhere.

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01 Dec 2019 06:32 #216102 by Lambert
I carry enough tools to change a wheel and a green flag card. If not then you'll start to get mission creep and before you know it you're not going to be able to fit a take away in the car for all the what if tools.

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01 Dec 2019 07:19 #216106 by Scimike
I have ODB reader and recovery membership card, plus my phone. That's all folks.
Breakdowns in the past (other vehicles I have owned) have all been beyond a roadside repair, so I now try to roll into a pub and phone a very nice man, they can have a go at fixing while I have a coffee / beer depending upon severity of fault.
Works for me.
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01 Dec 2019 08:02 #216109 by kirkynut
I carry lots of tools as the RAC/AA etc won't recover you from a green lane and I've been out to get friends cars going again or to drag them home.

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01 Dec 2019 09:34 #216111 by Lambert
That's different, if someone gets into difficulty and rings up for my help then I can bring all sorts. Alternatively if I know I am going remote for the day again I will have all sorts with me but under normal circumstances less is definitely more.

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01 Dec 2019 09:39 #216112 by Foxtrot

kirkynut wrote: I carry lots of tools as the RAC/AA etc won't recover you from a green lane and I've been out to get friends cars going again or to drag them home.
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My mate had the same problem, he broke down whilst off roading at Cown quarry. His mate dragged him to the main road and then they called out the recovery service. When they turned up and saw the car covered in mud he refused to help him as he said he had been off roading which invalidated his breakdown cover.

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03 Dec 2019 16:46 #216209 by Riccy

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If you think my list is mad you should check out Bosanek's above. I particularly like the 'sawn off shotgun' in the list :laugh:

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