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onboard auto tool kit #5191982 08/20/19 10:24 AM
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Have had a Craftsman for decades that I carried in my 88 Bronco ll till now in my 2008 F 150.....any advice for a current carry on kit to replace it, most of the sockets and wrenches are rusting.....thanks

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Re: onboard auto tool kit [Re: phillyFX4] #5192019 08/20/19 11:25 AM
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Harbor Freight is great for this kind of situation.


Whatever's on sale...
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There is not a lot you can fix on a modern car that breaks down on the road unless you have a scan tool with you as well. Why not just derust the set you have?

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I ordered a Bluetooth dongle and got car scanner from app store. Highly recommend if you travel then this will at least tell you what is going on with your engine. You can then repair it or get it to a shop which in turn will help you from getting ripped on a trip.


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Re: onboard auto tool kit [Re: phillyFX4] #5192061 08/20/19 12:27 PM
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Gorilla tape and ratchet straps... For a scenario where you are in a minor accident and you need to strap down a dragging bumper cover or side skirt while you limp home. This has happened to me several times, haven't ever done a roadside mechanical repair yet though.

Re: onboard auto tool kit [Re: phillyFX4] #5192064 08/20/19 12:28 PM
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I would focus more on safety than repairs. So flashlight, flares, first aid kit, water, candy bar. Blanket in winter. Jumper cables and tow strap.

One of those glass busting hammer combo seat belt cutter in driver door storage.

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Re: onboard auto tool kit [Re: phillyFX4] #5192065 08/20/19 12:28 PM
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AAA membership with 100 or 200 mile towing.

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AAA membership with 100 or 200 mile towing.

Re: onboard auto tool kit [Re: E365] #5192086 08/20/19 12:50 PM
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Originally Posted by E365
Harbor Freight is great for this kind of situation.

I agree, although it shouldn't be too hard to piece together one's own kit from garage sales or the like. But those cheapo kits make it easy to have one in a nice (albeit short lived) blow molded box.

I have a toolkit in each vehicle. It's been used, if not on my own vehicles then in the parking lot at work or at other random places. Having both SAE and metric can be great for some random repair. Few times I've visited say the inlaws and wound up fixing a lawnmower or wheelbarrow or what have you.


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I have a small Army tool pouch with all kinds of tools for emergency repairs.

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Originally Posted by supton
Originally Posted by E365
Harbor Freight is great for this kind of situation.


I have a toolkit in each vehicle. It's been used, if not on my own vehicles then in the parking lot at work or at other random places. Having both SAE and metric can be great for some random repair. Few times I've visited say the inlaws and wound up fixing a lawnmower or wheelbarrow or what have you.



sounds like me LOL …..have most of the stuff Donald is suggesting, required with my beach buggy permit when I surf fish NJ AND I do have the AAA membership .

have 2 large bungee cords that hold the old Craftsman plastic lid on.....maybe I'll try to derust the current kit, thanks

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Harbor Freight has a 301 piece set that I paid $160 for. Has pretty much everything to totally disassemble a car, and it’s relatively compact.


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I got my AAA card.

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Originally Posted by tiger862
I ordered a Bluetooth dongle and got car scanner from app store. Highly recommend if you travel then this will at least tell you what is going on with your engine. You can then repair it or get it to a shop which in turn will help you from getting ripped on a trip.

I put mine in during driving. With Torque you can customize the screen. like to look at stuff in real time like fuel trims, coolant temp, current drive cycle.. during long trips.

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The 528e had a tool kit of open ends a plug wrench both flavor screwdriver. 17 mm crank for lug bolts ,a neat liitle jack and a folding chock. I hardly ever needed any of them, but I kept an extra 8-10 mm open end on top of the radiator. I had a small tool box and a tub of known good spares for road trips. Never needed any of it on the Borman 6. My son's '86 got some TLC in a rest stop in VA and more in Greenville SC. I lost the R side running lights in the headlight sw.. and the fix was to jump them off the left side fuse, I had terminals a crimper and some 16 awg MTW. Typical meet stuff. grin2


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