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Thread: Trunk Tool Kits.

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    Trunk Tool Kits.

    Picked myself up a roll up tool bag to keep in the trunk, with its design, which essential tools would you keep in it? Iím looking for a basic emergency kit to help me limp home in an emergency.

    And no, telling me to get AAA is not a valid answer.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Delorean3610 View Post
    Picked myself up a roll up tool bag to keep in the trunk, with its design, which essential tools would you keep in it? Iím looking for a basic emergency kit to help me limp home in an emergency.

    And no, telling me to get AAA is not a valid answer.
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    Collin,
    On the electrical side, I would carry some spare fuses, an inexpensive multimeter (or test light), and jumper wire with spade connectors so you can jumper your otterstat, cooling relay, or other relays. A small headlamp or light with magnetic base would be helpful.

    Ron

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    AC & Alt belt (and the tools necessary to change them out).
    Big trash bag (to lay on dirty ground and/or put flat tire in for ride home).
    Rags, old TShirts (to clean off dirty hands and other areas if you don't have a large trash bag)
    Zip ties, duct tape (they fix things better than new :-)

    ... and others but these are the items I used most.


    PS. a cell phone to call AAA
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    Quote Originally Posted by ssdelorean View Post
    AC & Alt belt (and the tools necessary to change them out).
    Big trash bag (to lay on dirty ground and/or put flat tire in for ride home).
    Rags, old TShirts (to clean off dirty hands and other areas if you don't have a large trash bag)
    Zip ties, duct tape (they fix things better than new :-)

    ... and others but these are the items I used most.


    PS. a cell phone to call AAA
    I agree with this. If I take a long trip, I carry an extra alternator and starter. (Plus tools to change em)

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    It's a good question.
    There are at least two other DMCTalk threads on this topic that have 45 posts between them so far.

    Check out this one and this one.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Helirich View Post
    I agree with this. If I take a long trip, I carry an extra alternator and starter. (Plus tools to change em)
    I would change out the starter for a fuel pump, those go out more often than starters (the stock pumps don't take up any space). I don't think I have heard of a DeLorean starter going bad.
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    Consider that there are 2 separate but coordinated lists, one is what spare parts you want to bring and one for the tools necessary to change them and do other minor repairs. Both lists are also dependent on your skill level, how far you are going, and the condition of the car. Some other things to consider carrying especially if you are with other Deloreans, (they might need it) a pivot bolt for the shift linkage, a headlight switch, a battery pack with an air compressor and flashlight. At least several jumpers to jump out relays, and an assortment of fuses.
    David Teitelbaum

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    This should just about cover it:


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    Starting Fluid for: cold starts, checking air/fuel/vacuum leaks, cleaning...
    Spark plug to check ignition...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mark D View Post
    This should just about cover it:

    Pretty much my thinking. No matter what parts/tools you carry, there will always be something you might not have. If I go any distance, I'll take
    some wrenches and whatnot, but it's more security theater than anything. Something serious, likely I'll be calling AAA.

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