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Old 07-15-2010, 12:31 PM
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Essential Tool List for PSD's

I have a tool box in the bed of my truck and I was thinking that since I tow a trailer often, I would put together a kit of essential tools that could be used for emergency repairs etc on my beloved PSD. I am sure that I am not the first one to think of this idea. Can any fellow forum members give me some ideas on what tools to keep on board?

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Old 07-15-2010, 12:33 PM
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Carry some coolant. That way if you start losing coolant you can get it back home or to the shop without overheating the engine.
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Old 07-15-2010, 12:38 PM
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1/4 and 3/8" socket set especially 8, 10, 13 and 15mm sockets including deep well sockets. Various extensions and swivels. Torx socket set. Socket for Oil filter, fuel filters. 7/16" deep well socket for CAC boot clamps. 8 & 10, 17, 18 & 19mm wrenches (6 point where possible). Screw drivers, hammer. Hydraulic jack, can of liquid wrench & never seize.

The above tools are what you need to remove an oil cooler which you need to take off a lot of the top of the engine. In addition, anything for changing tires, checking transfer case / differential fluids. Tools for changing light bulbs, heck maybe even spare light bulbs and fuses.

And a bottle of Jack!
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Old 07-15-2010, 01:20 PM
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Old 07-15-2010, 01:30 PM
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Here's what I have in my oh SH*T kit:

tool box with various hand tools - 1/4 in drive, 3/8 drive SAE and metric sockets, wrench, pliers, screw drivers etc.
spare oil
coolant
2 gallons of water for the motor, me, the dog
12 ton bottle jack
2 big T wrenches one for teh truck one for anything else
ropes of various lengths and strengths
J hook with 15 ft of chain
Bits of wood 2x4s and 4x4s
extension cords
WD-40
3 20K rachet straps - 2 short one long one
towel
gloves
etc

When I leave for a longer trip I have
Spare filters
Spare CPS
Spare IDM
floor jack
etc
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Old 07-15-2010, 03:09 PM
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I carry a 175pc (approx) tool kit with a ton of various tools. A couple pairs of pliers. Some stainless hardware. Jug of oil. Jug of coolant. Tow straps. Tie down straps. Sea-Foam Deep Creep. Few other things. I also have tow insurance though.
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Old 07-16-2010, 04:14 AM
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Thanks everyone for their input!!!! I started gathering stuff last night. I need to get a floor jack though. Maybe a 2 1/2 ton?
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