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Going on Holiday Tool Kit and Spares

Post by miles » Sun Jun 19, 2016 6:25 am

I will be going on holiday in Hector to France, and want to make sure that I have the correct spares with me :)

Can you all please post what spares you take with you.

I will amalgamate, once there are a few replies ;)

So far, I have:

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Tools
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Small 12v impact wrench
Torque Wrench 1/2" square drive
Metric sockets and spanners
Socket, 46mm
Pliers
Long and Short mole grips
Straight and Phillips head screwdrivers
Foot pump
Bottle Jack.
Wheel Brace.

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Spare Parts
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Fan belt
Spark Plugs
Spare bulbs
Oil
Fuses
Points
Condensor

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Material
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Wet and dry paper
Gaffa tape
Electrical Tape
Aluminium tape
Bentley manual
Selection of spare nuts, bolts, washers, and split pin.
Insulated wire
Length of rubber fuel pipe

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Misc
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Bentley manual
First aid kit
Warning triangle
Gloves to protect hands
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Re: Going on Holiday Tool Kit and Spares

Post by type21f » Sun Jun 19, 2016 6:29 am

Miles..
Need to sort your list into

Tools
VW TOOL kit
VW jack n jack brace
12v electric tyre pump
Foot pump
Tool kit metric spanners
Petrol can
Oil can

Spare Parts

Spark plugs
Fan belt
Ignition lead set
Rotor
Set of bulbs

Material

Length of wire
Engine Oil
Gaffa tape
WD40
Nuts bolts jubilee clips
Fuel pipe length
Loctite
Fine iron wire
Coat hanger

Etc.

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Re: Going on Holiday Tool Kit and Spares

Post by miles » Sun Jun 19, 2016 6:35 am

Doing that just now :)
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Post by VWayne/Camionetas72 » Sun Jun 19, 2016 8:28 am

Cable ties, crimps and a length of electrical cable are useful to carry.
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Re: Going on Holiday Tool Kit and Spares

Post by Sjtw » Sun Jun 19, 2016 8:58 am

For France you will need 2 hi viz jackets, 2 breathalysers, warning triangle, first aid kit and a GB sticker, spare
Bulbs, fire extinguisher- that's by law.
http://www.europeandrivingkits.co.uk/co ... _need.html

These are the extra bits I've added over the years as I've broken down and gone "...., why didn't I bring x"

dizzy,
coil,
fuel hose clips.
Timing gun
Battery jumper (the small pocket size one you can get now)
Or jump leads.
Clutch cable
Accelerator cable
Small can of WD40
Torque wrench for you wheels
AA card of similar
Mirror/light on extendable stick (this is awesomely useful)
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Re: Going on Holiday Tool Kit and Spares

Post by miles » Sun Jun 19, 2016 10:14 am

Great tips. Please keep them coming.

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Post by e m p i » Fri Jul 01, 2016 10:57 am

Pair of overalls and either a bit of carpet or a rubber mat to kneel/lie on in case the ground is wet or muddy. I have an old rubber car mat that I keep behind the spare wheel.
Block of wood to either use as a chock or to roll the bus on to so you can get underneath without having to chance it on a jack. I have a bit of 4"x4" that's ideal for both.
12v voltmeter/multimeter.
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Re: Going on Holiday Tool Kit and Spares

Post by Nocky » Sat Dec 28, 2019 9:54 am

My two penneth worth, mainly from Latebay ownership days, but still relevant to add to the above.

Fuses
Extended reach magnetic retriever
Bulbs
Stubby hammer (Really useful for tapping starter)
Angled socket wrench
Crimping / stripping tool
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Re: Going on Holiday Tool Kit and Spares

Post by henk » Sat Dec 28, 2019 10:12 am

Have a look here for ideas.
These guys show what they carry.
One movie for parts,one for tools.
https://youtu.be/kiSu9Y8I0lE
https://youtu.be/IxV9YsiS8A0

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Re: Going on Holiday Tool Kit and Spares

Post by eliotc » Tue Dec 31, 2019 3:00 am

We started travelling through South America 9 months ago in our 59 Kombi. We started in Cartagena, we're now in Lima. Unless there's a change of plan, we should arrive in Montevideo in May/June. We've done about 15000km and haven't broke down once yet. We're carrying a load of spares and tools.

I understand coils can fail in the heat so we have two of them. We have 5 sets of points and condensors, dizzi caps and rotor arms etc. Two sets of plug leads and a fuel pump. We have about 4 or 5 alternator belts and a couple of spare pulleys. We have about 2 sets of plugs, 5 oil strainers and gaskets. A bag of about 20 sump plug crush washers. Although prob. not necessary we have a set of rear shoes and front pads (CSP brake upgrade). A spare rear brake shoe mounting kit proved helpful when one of the spring/cap/pins that hold the shoe in place came dislodged and started making a screeching noise. I was also grateful at that moment to be carrying a bit socket for the rear hub nut and a breaker bar.

Take a small 1L bottle of oil but don't stress, you'll find 20W-50 at every gas station. I've changed oil 6 times in 15000km.....it's a new engine and I want to keep it that way. I've changed oil in campsites, side of the road, filling stations and hostal and restaurant carparks 👌

Take a length of fuel hose and jubilee clips. Various electrical cables along with terminals, bullet connectors, fuses etc. Electrical and Gaffa tape and cable ties can save your arse. I think I have about 4 or 5 accelerator cables. Also take something that allows you to join two ends of a broken accelerator cable, so that you can fix one quickly on the side of the road without taking it out. Electrical connector blocks are good for this.

About the only thing that I can imagine would leave us totally stranded would be an Alternator, which are just to big to carry as a spare, so we fitted a new one before leaving as part of an engine upgrade.

A Strobe light and an understanding of how to adjust mixture on your carb is essential. Everytime you adjust points you'll need to retime the ignition. We've met so many travellers (usually in Brazilian Kombis) who put up with travelling at walking pace, or slower, at 4000m up in the mountains because they didn't know about making adjustments as the altitude changes.

Finally, if you do break down, you'll have roadside assistance as part of your insurance, I'd imagine. That's not the case in South America, but everyone's really friendly and you'll always find someone to help. You can never be totally stranded here.

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