The ultimate portable T25 tool kit

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For most of those standard sizes I carry a combi spanner, a ratchet spanner and at least one socket.
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plus all the other 'essentials' like a new CV joint, accelerator cable, spare engine etc :)
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i carry a spare alternator brush pack, a CV joint, a starter motor, the last set of plugs , leads and dissy cap from the last service, 1 lire of oil, a oil filter and some DOT4 brake fluid and various rubber pipes and clips and joiners, and gaffer tape, self amalgamating tape and the AA card.
mostly end up putting them on other folks vans who don't bother to carry spares !
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CovKid wrote:plus all the other 'essentials' like a new CV joint, accelerator cable, spare engine etc :)

Just the one spare engine? Taking a bit of a chance aren't you?

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Mocki wrote:i carry a spare alternator brush pack, a CV joint, a starter motor, the last set of plugs , leads and dissy cap from the last service, 1 lire of oil, a oil filter and some DOT4 brake fluid and various rubber pipes and clips and joiners, and gaffer tape, self amalgamating tape and the AA card.
mostly end up putting them on other folks vans who don't bother to carry spares !

A spare starter surprises me?!
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Yep but it is too heavy to. BUmp start on n me own
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Did anyone finally put together something vaguely definitive?
Something for the Wiki maybe, we could link to it from this thread.
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My offering.

Keep it together:
gaffa tape, wire + cutters, hammer.. tow rope.
Antifreeze, plusgas..
lighter, water, sunglasses, insect repellent.

Ok not the hammer.
But always axe, and silky saw.

And more technically:
Spare, brace, jack, nutcracker bar,
fuel, shovel, wipe paper,
tie downs, net
tin of fish, salt.

Electrystery detection:
Headtorch, rubber gloves, screwdriver,
sunglasses, (always a spare pair)
spare battery, jump leads.
(no multimeter, no idea)

The going gets tough:
Slasher, lopper, thick gauntlets,
flouro vest and hat,
refreshment, phone and map.
Bail.

Cover Story:
Epic journey.
Thriller, heroic adventure,
romantic narrative,
risky rescue,
bringing home, happy ending.

Most important not to forget:
The tools are there when needed!
Where to go, and the way home.
Have fun.
Dont lose the kids!
Key.

Ps:
Always a pump,
as spare is to big for its stash,
it gets deflated.

Remember:
Breakdown leads to breakthrough.
Thrive.
Get there.
Find the way.

Wise advice:
Keep it clean,
respectively oiled and watered.
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I’ve been watching this thread with interest as it’s what we are trying to do for our van.
Our approach has been to start with anything we might need for basic repair and pare down the tool not practical to take or use in the field.

We are still learning what we need, so the list below is not complete.

So here is what we’ve come up with so far.
The items in green are available but heavy so maybe paired down further as we find which ones are not needed, likewise any other items we find not needed, will be left at home.
Items in the mauve are still on our wishlist or taken from home ( so not yet permanently in the tool kit) but I think I need to get them ASAP.
The items in brown are specific to fit the engine & suspension I have fitted.

The Tool kit.

1/4″ drive socket set, 3 to 13mm.
3/8″ drive socket set, 8 to 24mm.
1/2″ drive socket set, 24 to 36mm.

Socket drive adaptors, (3/4” to 1/2” to 3/8” to 1/4”).
Socket extension bars.
1/2″ drive 10 – 200 N-m, digital torque wrench.
3/4″ drive 100 – 1000 N-m, digital torque wrench.
3/4″ drive 46mm socket, (for rear hub nut).
3/4″ drive 19mm socket, (for front hub nut).
1/2″ drive long 8mm torx socket, (for CV joints).
3/8″ drive glow plug socket, ( to fit Subaru EE20 engine).
1/2″ drive injector plug socket. ( to fit Subaru EE20 engine).
Box / tube spanner 50mm, (for fuel filter).
Hook wrench, (for adjusting suspension height).
Torx bit set.
Hex bit set.
6 to 19mm spanners open end & ratchet type.
6 to 19mm double end ring spanners.
6 to 19mm open-ended spanners.

A range of screwdrivers.
Pliers squaire ended x3, (larg, small & compound).
Pliers needle nose x3, (straight, curved & compound).
Multi-function circlip pliers.
Mole grips x2, (parallel & curved jaw).
Adjustable pipe wrench.
Oil filter strap wrench, (1/2″ drive).
Strap wrenches, (100mm & 150mm max diameter).
Small crowbar.
Ball pen hammer, (small).
Hacksaw, (and blades).
Junior hacksaw, (and blades).
Files, (flat, round, squair, triangular & convex).
Wire brushes, (stainless-steel, brass & nylon).
Multimeter & test leads.
Gas soldering iron, (and solder).
Crimping tool, (and crimps, Including fuse holders).
Wire cutters, (compound).
Wire strippers.
Insulated spanners, (for batteries, may be stored in the van).
Insulated screwdrivers.
Small pliers & cutter set.
Precision screwdriver set.
Stanley knife, (and blades).
Telescopic magnetic pick-up tool.
Telescopic inspection mirror / light.

Spares & Tools in the van.
Tyre pump, (stored in the van).
Jump leads, (stored in the van).
Tow rope, (stored in the van).
Jack, (stored in the van).
3/4″ drive breaker bar, (stored in the van).
3/4 drive wheel nut socket, (stored in the van).
Inspection lamp, (magnetic & rechargeable, stored in the van).
Overalls, (taken from home).
Leather gloves, (stored in the van).
Goggles, (stored in the van).

Tool kit consumables.
Disposable gloves.
Wire, (assortment).
Cable ties.

Crimps, (a range Inc. fuse holders).
Heat shrink tubing.
Jubilee clips, (various).
Hose clips.

Gaffer tape.
Electrical tape.
Self-amalgamating tape.
Electrical contact cleaner spray.
Penetrating oil, (WD40).
Three in one oil.
Graphite spray.
Grease, (white, silicone, lithium, moly, copper & red rubber grease).
Loctite thread-locker, (222, 243 & 263 – low, medium & high strength).
Superglue.
Stanley knife blades.
Hacksaw blades 12″.
Junior hacksaw blades 6″.
Solder.
Soldering iron gas refill.


This is the basic tool kit and should be read in conjunction with http://www.thebeast.blog/?page_id=1573 as the items on this list are expected to be stored permanently in the van or taken on most if not all trips.
If there’s an essential tool I have missed I would like to know before I need it so please let me know, (the kitchen sink is already fitted and part of the van).

Putting the tool kit together was the easy bit, just need to learn how to use it now.
Web-Site link to tool kit here http://www.thebeast.blog/?page_id=1639.

Hope this of some help

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Great list.

I would probably add a couple of wheel chocks to that list, and a jack stand if you can find somewhere to put it
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clift_d wrote:Great list.

I would probably add a couple of wheel chocks to that list, and a jack stand if you can find somewhere to put it

Thanks for the reply, helpful additions.
We’ve got some wheel chokes that came with our levelling wedges but I'm not certain how strong they are, need to do a bit more research there, we are hoping to store the levelling wedges under the font of the van eventually.
The jack stand we also have, (a bit of waffle board) for the High lift, but hadn’t thought about leaving it in the van permanently.

Both items now added to our "Spares & Tools in the van" list, full list below.
Link to "Spares & Tools in the van" https://www.thebeast.blog/?page_id=1573 as the page has a few extra links to individual items, more to follow there when I get time.

The items below plus the basic tool kit are what we expect to be carrying on most of our trips for van maintenance. see earlier post (or link below) for the basic tool kit contents.

Spares & Tools in the van.

Water, (fresh for each trip, 12L to 72L dependent on the type of trip).
Fuel, (spare 5L or 10L until the second fuel tank is fitted).
Oil, (for the engine).
Screen-wash concentrate, (with antifreeze depending on the type of trip).
De-icer, (dependent on the time of the year or type of trip).
Spare fuses, (circuit breaker type).
Fire extinguisher, (old, need a new one).
Jack, (bottle or high lift depending on the type of trip).
Waffle board Jack stand.
Wheel chocks.

3/4″ drive, breaker bar
3/4" drive, wheel nut socket.
Tyre pump, (manual until electric one is fitted).
Short single jump lead, (for a quick connection between batteries, earths already connected).
Long jump leads.
Tow rope, (old, need to splice eyes in a new one).
Reflective warning triangles, (available quickly).
Reflective waistcoats, (available quickly).
Inspection lamp, (magnetic & rechargeable).
Overalls, (taken from home).
Leather gloves.
Goggles.
Hand cleaner.
AA card, (need to print numbers and laminate).

Basic tool kit, (kit not complete yet). https://www.thebeast.blog/?page_id=1639
Recovery kit, (In part or all dependent on the trip).https://www.thebeast.blog/?page_id=1572
Snow chains, (dependent on the time of the year or type of trip). https://www.thebeast.blog/?page_id=5717



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bat wrote:The jack stand we also have, (a bit of waffle board) for the High lift, but hadn’t thought about leaving it in the van permanently.

Sorry, crossed wires - I was thinking more about one of the tripod style axle stands rather than a jack base. You need to have some way of propping the van up so you can work underneath it safely, and I wouldn't recommend you go under anything that's only supported on a Hi-Lift jack.
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clift_d wrote:
bat wrote:The jack stand we also have, (a bit of waffle board) for the High lift, but hadn’t thought about leaving it in the van permanently.

Sorry, crossed wires - I was thinking more about one of the tripod style axle stands rather than a jack base. You need to have some way of propping the van up so you can work underneath it safely, and I wouldn't recommend you go under anything that's only supported on a Hi-Lift jack.


I did wonder whether you meant axle stands, although I have some at home they are very heavy and bulky so not suitable to go in the van (certainly not on a permanent basis).
However I do have a cunning plan, but I'm keeping it under my hat (in case it’s a complete failure) until I have some time to work on it, more on this if it works.
Can’t do much until the van is back and running, soon I hope as the parts are all due back in the next week or so, then it just needs to be put back together, more on this when it happens as well.

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Christ! Some of these lists are huge! I regularly service my van so I don't expect to get much go wrong but I do carry some spanners and screwdrivers, tape, wire, cable ties and the like. Any breakdown needing more complex tooling and its the RAC for me! If I was travelling abroad I would take more though.

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Yes, they are our starting point and will certainly be paired down as we learn what is really needed.
For local trips and weekends away, most of it will probably be left at home.

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