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Alaric.H
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 29, 2009 6:33 pm    Post subject: Spare Parts Kept In the Van Reply with quote

I keep a 930 cv
A front Cv boot
1 Oil filter
Gloves
Grease gun with needel point (For CVs)
Locking diff vacum thingy
The deal is when I need to do a repair on the road the parts store says we can order it so what else should we keep in the van.
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 29, 2009 6:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

2 diesel filters
misc electrical bits
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 29, 2009 6:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

kd4yor wrote:
2 diesel filters
misc electrical bits
What bits
Light bulbs fan switch?
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 29, 2009 6:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

bulbs, wire- 10g and 16g, misc connectors. A glow plug relay, fuses. I have a 3ft piece of 6g with alligator clips to force the glow plugs if I have to.
A cheap pair of stripper /crimpers, a lighter and some heat shrink.

and I forgot I have spare belts.
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 29, 2009 6:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

all used except for oil filter and belts, fuel pump, CPU, idle control, afm harness, and fuel injector, all that does not take much space and not available from local FLAPS, ducktape is a must to put it all together Wink

and also Bentley, although the most useful tool on the road I think would be laptop with internet to give you access to this great website
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 29, 2009 7:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

kd4yor wrote:
bulbs, wire- 10g and 16g, misc connectors. A glow plug relay, fuses. I have a 3ft piece of 6g with alligator clips to force the glow plugs if I have to.
A cheap pair of stripper /crimpers, a lighter and some heat shrink.

and I forgot I have spare belts.

You know what I could have used some stinkin wire and alligator clips a few weeks ago. I have to get over to sears a get a set.
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 29, 2009 7:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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You know what I could have used some stinkin wire and alligator clips a few weeks ago. I have to get over to sears a get a set.


clips are at Radio Shack.
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 29, 2009 7:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Does anyone else carry one extra plug wire, or is that just me?
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 29, 2009 7:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I carry a spare key in a super secret spot in case I ever lock the keys in the car. Shocked
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 29, 2009 7:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

fuel pump
alternator
hoses radiator & 5/8ths heater
bulbs
some switches
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 29, 2009 7:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

the longer you drive vanagons, the more spare parts you carry.

my newest addition after almost getting stranded, the broken shift lever welded up now as a spare. other wise (and some are missing right now) axle, head light switch, belts, misc electrical goodies like wire and spades, fuses and bentley. i actually carry less with a subi conversion vs WBXer, with exception of axle (currently missing)
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 29, 2009 8:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Cell phone, credit card, tool kit. I believe in Murphy. If I carry it it won't break. So I choose to carry nothing but spare fluids a little AFT for the PS pump, some coolant in case I break a hose, and oil. If the fuel pump goes, I get to be all I can be. If the alt. goes, it goes. I choose to fill the space with camping gear instead. I do carry a set of jumper wires on 10 gauge copper figuring if the headlight switch, start switch or some other do dad goes I can jump it to get home. Very Happy Hopefully if I break down one of you drive by with the right part! Almost forgot FUSES. I always have them. saved my bacon many times.
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 29, 2009 8:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Oh wait, I carry some fuses. I also carry some jumper cables to help out some unlucky person. I do a lot of preventative maintenance and replace more parts than the average driver though- at least that is what the guys at VanCafe tell me. Confused
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 29, 2009 8:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

last weekend i carried a huge toolbox in the back with the sleeping bags with the intent of doing some tinkering while we camped. my wife was concerned it would be a hazard if i flipped the van! i told her that would the least of her worries...
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 29, 2009 8:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Besides a few neccesary tools I carry a spare alternator, fuel pump, AFM, ECU, idle control valve and idle control stabilizer, all belts, temp II sensor, and fan switch.

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PostPosted: Tue Sep 29, 2009 8:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Spare plug wires, spark plugs, just put in a coil(mines getting hot when its running), Qt. oil, oil filter, all my tools, fuel filter, whole set of belts, rear hatch shocks, gorilla tape, misc. electrical, breaker bar, jumper cables, fuses, Bentley, light bulbs(tail lights, head lights, and some interior), and super glue.

But the majority of this stuff was in there when I got it from the PO just over two years ago now. Only things I've used in sticky situations were headlights(got me out of a fix it ticket), fuel filter, jumper cables, and fuses.
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 29, 2009 9:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Nobody has said spare accelerator cable? Valve cover gaskets?
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 29, 2009 9:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sheesh wrote:
Nobody has said spare accelerator cable? Valve cover gaskets?


Yep, Yep and Yep to a lot of whateveryone else totes around.
No-one mentioned plugs did they?
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 29, 2009 9:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

MAF, ECU, fuel pump, alternator, accelerator cable, relay assortment, belts.....shew! Probably some mo stuff under there. Guess I should look, now and then............
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 29, 2009 9:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

RCB wrote:
Sheesh wrote:
Nobody has said spare accelerator cable? Valve cover gaskets?


Yep, Yep and Yep to a lot of whateveryone else totes around.
No-one mentioned plugs did they?


AH! I new I'd forget something. Embarassed But I carry plugs, as stated...
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