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ross kowalski
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Username: cdfpw

Post Number: 365
Registered: 11-2015
Posted on Monday, 17 April, 2017 - 11:53 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IP

While the toolkit in my car is largely supplied from the dollar store just so that if I ever break down and someone stops to help I can pull out the worst tools known to man. On the other hand, I do have three things in the toolkit that are "limp home" items.

1. A 15A fused 14 gauge wire with alligator clips
2. A condenser with alligator clips
3. mechanics wire

The theory is that no matter what I should be able to fire the coil and tie up anything dragging.
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ross kowalski
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Username: cdfpw

Post Number: 366
Registered: 11-2015
Posted on Monday, 17 April, 2017 - 12:08 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IP

Heres my shot at the super RR limp home tool kit

1. 15A fused 14 gauge wire with alligator clips
2. condenser with alligator clips
2.5 replacement coil
2.6 point file
3. mechanics wire
4. fire extinguisher
5. fencing pliers
6. 4 wago 221 connectors
7. wd 40
8 flat / plus screwdriver from volvo tool kit
9. EIFEL plierswrench
10. 1' 5/16 hose and clamps
11. 1' 7/16 hose and clamps
12. 1 rectorseal magnapatch
13. 1 stick quick steel epoxy
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David Towers
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Username: xtriple

Post Number: 133
Registered: 6-2010
Posted on Monday, 17 April, 2017 - 08:49 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IP

Good idea, here's my take on it:

AA card,

Mobile phone!

:-)
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Patrick Ryan
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Username: patrick_r

Post Number: 1424
Registered: 4-2016
Posted on Monday, 17 April, 2017 - 09:18 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IP

Great list Ross.
Do you actually carry that with you?

Here is my limp home mode.



The abov pic, is actually one of my factory prepared trucks I put together for the launch of this new range of UD's from Japan.
Special spec for Australian conditions.
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ross kowalski
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Username: cdfpw

Post Number: 367
Registered: 11-2015
Posted on Monday, 17 April, 2017 - 10:38 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IP

Patrick,

What I actually have is

Eifel gearwrench
Fencing pliers
Mechanics wire
Wago connectors
Dollar store screwdriver
Dollar store needle nose
Dollar store pliers
Dollar store adjustable
Test condenser
Fused test wire
Fire extinguisher
Points

And a rear bumper mount located tow hook because I was through that when I got the car towed home

Nice looking tow rig. Special Australian conditions? Dust?
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ross kowalski
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Username: cdfpw

Post Number: 368
Registered: 11-2015
Posted on Monday, 17 April, 2017 - 10:45 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IP

David,

Good call.

I keep the tools for other people mostly. I never used a fire extinguisher on any of my cars, but twice put people out at the roadside.
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Patrick Ryan
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Username: patrick_r

Post Number: 1428
Registered: 4-2016
Posted on Tuesday, 18 April, 2017 - 12:17 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IP

That's a good set of gear Ross.

I used to carry heaps, but only cleaning gear now.
My car must have weighed an extra 400kg (880lb) I had that much crap with me.

Yes mate,
This new range fully imported from Japan medium duty trucks are designed by us here with the following items
Legal sleeper cab
6x4 drive
Inter axle diff locks
Driver controlled diff locks
Allison automatic transmission
FUPS bar
Double air cleaners
Double fuel filters & water ejector
Large capacity sump
Heavy duty oil to coolant transmission cooler
Larger surface area brakes
Truck specific sat nav

A great set up.
Some more pics below from our dealer & media launch.


Here is a video done by one of our Aussie truck journos.
I spent the day with him while doing the video.

https://www.fullyloaded.com.au/truck-reviews/1612/test-drive-ud-pw-24-280







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ross kowalski
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Username: cdfpw

Post Number: 370
Registered: 11-2015
Posted on Tuesday, 18 April, 2017 - 01:02 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IP

Patrick,

Nice video, sounds like a lot of thought went into just the right specs for the market. UD and an Allison, must be low running costs too.

The Allison should make for less fatigue. The Ryder rent-a-trucks that are used around here at harvest time are automated manuals. Good trucks, but they seem to always be in regen. Must be just the right combination of conditions for the ECU to call for one.
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Jim Walters
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Username: jim_walters

Post Number: 104
Registered: 1-2014
Posted on Tuesday, 18 April, 2017 - 04:33 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IP

Better than a fused lead is one with a circuit breaker with long alligator leads. Carry one long enough that will reach the fuel pump from the engine compartment.
In addition to coil and condensor carry a spare distributor rotor.
Self vulcanizing rubber tape is good too for hoses.

SRH8505 SRC18015 SRE22493 NAC-05370
www.bristolmotors.com
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Patrick Francis
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Username: jackpot

Post Number: 76
Registered: 11-2016
Posted on Tuesday, 18 April, 2017 - 05:59 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IP

Patrick R
I want to drive one of those trucks over difficult roads!
Ross
Go to electronic ignition and lighten your emergency kit!
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Patrick Ryan
Grand Master
Username: patrick_r

Post Number: 1430
Registered: 4-2016
Posted on Tuesday, 18 April, 2017 - 07:32 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IP

Ross & Patrick.

Yes mate,
a lot of thought and testing here in Aus for these trucks.
They are good for Australian conditions and don't fall apart LOL

There is no regen on these trucks as they use SCR.
So no DPF in the system.
In Australia the EGR trucks are down to 8,000k oil change intervals, where our range utilising SCR are up to 30k for medium duty & 60k oil change intervals on the heavy duty product.

In Japan, they take them to 100,000k's between oil changes.

We have found automated manuals in medium duty trucks to be to unreliable, thus the Allison. Australia is the only market to use the Allison automatic transmission in the UD truck.
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ross kowalski
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Username: cdfpw

Post Number: 373
Registered: 11-2015
Posted on Tuesday, 18 April, 2017 - 01:25 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IP

Patrick F,

I got to thinking about what you said. The Pertronix ignition doesn't use a condenser.

I wonder how it makes AC? Hmmmmm. Curious.
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Patrick Ryan
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Username: patrick_r

Post Number: 1441
Registered: 4-2016
Posted on Tuesday, 18 April, 2017 - 01:28 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IP

Patrick,

Come to Australia and I can let you drive any one of them over any roads we have here.

They are actually very good off road.

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