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    Basic Tool Kit

    Hello Everyone,
    I'm looking at putting together an basic tool kit for my next trip. I was wondering what size spanners, screwdrivers and sockets I should buy. I don't want to buy or carry a bunch of useless tools. I have a Series three Gu Patrol.

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    most of the stuff on my GQ (yes I know not a GU) is size 15 to 22, for both spanners and sockets.
    "Gunter" - 1993 Nissan Patrol GQ DX II, 6cyl 4.2L Diesel. 2" Lift EFS suspension. 33" Mickey Thompson MTZ (285/75 R16). Warn Winch

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    Hi mate, to start off (I'm sure there will be other people to add stuff here) but you can't go wrong with a crescent kit from Bunnings.

    Very cheap but good quality and packs up small.

    There will be some other items you will need such as a wrench or a larger shifter but the Crescent Kit is a good allrounder in my books.

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    wow AB, that is better than my set. Might have to get me one of those
    "Gunter" - 1993 Nissan Patrol GQ DX II, 6cyl 4.2L Diesel. 2" Lift EFS suspension. 33" Mickey Thompson MTZ (285/75 R16). Warn Winch

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mazodude View Post
    wow AB, that is better than my set. Might have to get me one of those
    I love it mate, best thing I have ever bought....Bunnings has them for around $130-$150.

    Mine has copped a punishment and nothing has broken yet, quality is good and very convenient to have it all together....Just remember to put things back!!!!

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    What size spanner does it go up to AB? A tomahawk in a case and a hammer will always be handy. And don't forget a lever bar of some type(jack handle, long socket ext bar etc) for tension alternator belt.

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    You will need a 22mm spanner and socket (or 2 spanners) for control arm and panhard rod nuts and bolts, 24mm for radius arm bolts
    both electrical and 100mph tape
    assorted cable ties
    The kit AB has posted
    A breaker bar (get the same size drive as the socket in the kit)
    pry bar (as Tim said)
    54mm hub socket
    Big tyre levers
    Pliers (as well as the ones in that kit)
    A pushbike tyre tube........ this can be made into a crude bush incase one sh!ts itself..... im not joking
    electrical crimps, lugs and cable.

    all this except for the cresent kit can be put into a simple tool bag that wont take up alot of room
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    Quote Originally Posted by Finly Owner View Post
    What size spanner does it go up to AB? A tomahawk in a case and a hammer will always be handy. And don't forget a lever bar of some type(jack handle, long socket ext bar etc) for tension alternator belt.

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    Only goes up to a 15m spanner mate. The sockets go up to around 21mm and the shifter is only a medium size too.

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    some more things to consider are fliuds, oils etc
    I take degreaser, inox, a bit of HTB grease and/or a moly based litium grease, thread sealant, 515 sealant
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    good point Ben, I take 1litre oil, brake and power steering , inox and belts (fan, a/c etc). Also, fencing wire has come in handy in the past..
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