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Old 03-17-2004, 16:27   #1 (permalink)
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Trip Preperation

I'm gonna have a trip (around 300km) later on, what stuff should I prepare before leaving? And what should I carry just in case of any minor break down?

Here is my current check list:
5L engine oil
1L ATF
1 bottle of brake fluid
5L coolant
1 bottle of distilled water
1 can of tyre weld
2 pair of spare headlight globes
1 pair of wiper blade refill
1 radiator cap
1 air filter
bunch of fuses and indicator globes

Any more suggestions?
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Re: Trip Preperation

If you don't already have the lot then:

A stocking to make a fan belt in case one breaks, unless you got 1 of each.

air filter not required worst case 300 k's without one will be fine, use stocking over the inlet to stop bugs if really stuck.

100mph tape in case of leaks wrapped tight can get you out of trouble.

a roll of electrical wire, you may need to bridge a wire to solve a problem.

Spark plugs, leads - you could carry a whole spare car ......... LOL

That should give you enough piece of mind, i think you are going a little overboard, but as they say, "Better SAFE then SORRY"

Have a good trip.
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Dont forget a full set of hoses, Ive been broken down in the middle of nowhere due to a bloody tiny heater hose.... Gotta love that
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Old 03-17-2004, 16:39   #4 (permalink)
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Also maybe just some of that tape you can wrap around your radiator hoses in case of a little pin hole. I know there is some special tape, not sure what its calld but. Spewing if you had all this stuff and then your radiator hose shat itself!!

If not tape, then a few hoses would be sweet
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Re: Trip Preperation

um do you mean a trip to autobarn?

You serious pack all thta stuff for just one trip? 300k's isn't that far. I dont live out in the bush but I do drive alot of k's and ive never taken any of that stuff other than some water.
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Ohhhhh 300k's, over here mate we drive up to 1500+k's
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Old 03-17-2004, 16:49   #7 (permalink)
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A set of head bolts, socket kit and a head gasket.
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im still not sure if this post is at all serious..
made me laugh tho
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300k's. That's not too far, that's like driving to Hobart for me and even then there's a town every 10 to 20 kilometres. I just make sure my spare is at the right air level and have a full tank of fuel. I always keep 10 litres on water on board, just incase, but i think everyone keeps water onboard.
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Mate, you need all that just to drive 300 clicks? For ****'s sake! Forget the mechanic's supply warehouse you wanna take, and invest the money on a decent car. Strewth!
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