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 Post subject: spares and tools
PostPosted: Sun Aug 10, 2014 4:44 pm 
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does any one have experience of taking their 101 abroad. next year we are looking to sail to spain and travel in the Pyrenees off the beaten track , advice on what spares to take and special tools would be most welcome.truck seems fairly reliable up to now running lpg,petrol tank off for sealing,[been using it daily for work since march, gardening] what do you take? cheers mick and paula.

 Post subject: Re: spares and tools
PostPosted: Sun Aug 10, 2014 6:12 pm 
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Hi there. I took mine to the Alps a few years ago. Here's the link.


I can remember taking a fair few spares and tools. I keep all my tools in the truck anyway so I knew I had everything I would want. Full socket and spanner set pliers, hammer etc.

Take all fluids so you can do your daily top ups. So that's oil for gearbox and transfer box. Engine oil. Axle /diff oil.

Check everyday and you will have a good time.

I would also take

Spare fan belt (remember to change the new for the old before you go. You know your spare, the old one will fit and you are less likely to break a new one.)
electric wire
chocolate blocks
multi meter
electrical tape
jump leads
inner tube
gasket in a tube

I took rear half shafts because I had them and there was room but no real need.

The only issue I had was over heating with my new 300tdi. I didn't have the kenlow set up right. Now I've got a manual on switch so I know it's on now.

I hope that helps. The list is endless. And no matter how much you pack you are likely not to have the right part so I took stuff I could do repairs like sticky tape, exhaust putty, rad repair, wire and connections, string, bungees.

You'll have a great time. I'm sure others will come along with some words of wisdom.


 Post subject: Re: spares and tools
PostPosted: Sun Aug 10, 2014 9:13 pm 
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See SixStud back issues for the comprehensive list of kit Rich, Graeme and I took to Iceland in 2004. We ended up not using much at all, but it was quite reassuring to know that we could if necessary get out of remote regions ourselves in the event of breakdown.

Think of those parts that are unique to the 101 that if they fail will leave you stranded. For example, steering box.


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