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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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2004 F350 6.0L Power Stroke Diesel
4.5" Lift
37 x 13.50 x 16 Pro Comp Extreme AT Tires
Mickey Thompson Classic II Rims
Power Tow Mirrors
Ranch Hand Front Bumper
Bully Dog RFI Intake
Bully Dog Outlook/Triple Dog Power Pup
ARP Studs
Blocked Off EGR Cooler
5" Exhaust Tip
Low Profile Toolbox
Prodigy P2 Brake Controller
Kenwood In Dash DVD Double Din Radio
HFCM Water Separator Drain Plug
Dieselsite Coolant Filter Kit

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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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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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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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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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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?

2004 F350 6.0L Power Stroke Diesel
4.5" Lift
37 x 13.50 x 16 Pro Comp Extreme AT Tires
Mickey Thompson Classic II Rims
Power Tow Mirrors
Ranch Hand Front Bumper
Bully Dog RFI Intake
Bully Dog Outlook/Triple Dog Power Pup
ARP Studs
Blocked Off EGR Cooler
5" Exhaust Tip
Low Profile Toolbox
Prodigy P2 Brake Controller
Kenwood In Dash DVD Double Din Radio
HFCM Water Separator Drain Plug
Dieselsite Coolant Filter Kit

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