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Re: What tools to carry - just in case

Postby ailwyn » Sun 21.09.2008, 11:28

mnemonix wrote:Spare fuses ? I guess the paperclip could also function in this capacity though.

:shock: On yours if you like, but I think I'll rely on Mr AA/RAC/There are other rescue services man to supply any that might blow while out & about.
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Re: What tools to carry - just in case

Postby GeoffSmith » Sun 21.09.2008, 14:40

Scary! :shock:

Fuses usually go for a reason and do not often just wear out. To replace with a paper clip/6" nail or similar is risking serious damage, e.g. melting your wiring loom. By all mean carry spare fuses, but usually you can find the same rating on non-essential equipment in an emergency. Just remember to replace like with like - if it blows again, you know you've got a serious problem that needs to be fixed.
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Re: What tools to carry - just in case

Postby mnemonix » Sun 21.09.2008, 21:02

I was joking about the paperclip (honest) and do actually carry spare fuses !
spare plugs, wd40, a reasonable assortment of tools, oil, water & and a torch.
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Re: What tools to carry - just in case

Postby GeoffSmith » Sun 21.09.2008, 21:51

Glad to hear it, but just in case anyone read it and sometime in the future thinks about trying it........ DON'T!
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Re: What tools to carry - just in case

Postby GeoffSmith » Sun 21.09.2008, 22:05

To replace the heater matrix valve when it rusts through (problem is well known to Jag XJ owners):

~3" of 15mm pipe and 5 litres of water.
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Re: What tools to carry - just in case

Postby alan e » Mon 06.02.2017, 20:28

Picked up a tool today from Lidl that's worth keeping in the boot its a 8-in -1 ratchet wrench for £9.99 you can see it on the Lidl web site also got a exercise mat for £4.99 not to do any exercises but good to put on the floor of the garage when working under the car.
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Re: What tools to carry - just in case

Postby Saltire » Tue 07.02.2017, 09:34

alan e wrote:Picked up a tool today from Lidl that's worth keeping in the boot its a 8-in -1 ratchet wrench for £9.99 you can see it on the Lidl web site also got a exercise mat for £4.99 not to do any exercises but good to put on the floor of the garage when working under the car.


Looks good, but AFAICS you have to physically go to Lidl to get one.

And I don't have a convenient Lidl :(
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Re: What tools to carry - just in case

Postby Bern » Tue 07.02.2017, 15:44

Looks tempting! Some of the Lidl tools are actually quite good, I've got a well used set in the back of the Discovery - so far nothing has broken.

Jonanthan - if you are still coming to the classic car show on Sunday, did you want me to pick one up for you (that's if I get time to go myself)? Or alternatively go to Lidl in Wells on Sunday, it's a only a few miles from Shepton!

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Re: What tools to carry - just in case

Postby alan e » Tue 07.02.2017, 16:53

For £9.99 its not bad at all the way it works is in the middle of the 13 mm socket is the 10mm socket which is spring loaded so when you put it on a 13mm head the 10mm moves in to fit the 13mm head and returns when you remove the tool from the head of the bolt, but if you have a 10mm head it stays in place and its the same for rest of the sizes. Why did i not think of this years ago :banghead:
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Re: What tools to carry - just in case

Postby Artaban » Tue 07.02.2017, 18:50

Well I just ventured out to Lidl and I managed to get the very last one in the store :D I can confirm that its a good quality item and a bargain at £9.99 which is probably why they've all gone. I've not seen anything like it before but if you want one this looks almost identical but without the rubber handle. Bit more expensive though.
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Re: What tools to carry - just in case

Postby Saltire » Tue 07.02.2017, 21:54

Bern wrote:Jonanthan - if you are still coming to the classic car show on Sunday, did you want me to pick one up for you (that's if I get time to go myself)? Or alternatively go to Lidl in Wells on Sunday, it's a only a few miles from Shepton!

Cheers,

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That would be brilliant, Bern, please, if it's no trouble. Still planning to be there, although the forecast today is for snow on Sunday :shock:
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Re: What tools to carry - just in case

Postby Bern » Tue 07.02.2017, 22:15

No worries, hopefully I'll be able to get there tomorrow evening - hope there's some left!

For some reason, at the showground it always seems to be a few degrees colder than everywhere else nearby!
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Re: What tools to carry - just in case

Postby Bern » Thu 09.02.2017, 09:10

Jonathan - happened to go past 2 Lidl yesterday, neither had them, sorry :-(
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Re: What tools to carry - just in case

Postby Saltire » Thu 09.02.2017, 14:47

Ah well, thanks anyway, guess it's a popular item :(
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