Date: 21 Nov 2003 13:14:37 GMT
From: Adrian <>
Subject: Re: Essentials?

Grunff ( gurgled happily, sounding much like they were saying : >> We're starting to consider packing for the trip. >> >> What would you guys consider *essential* parts and tools to take, for >> a 900i 8v non-turbo? Remember, the more we carry, the heavier and the >> less space in the car, plus we don't want to spend a fortune, as the >> car, tools and parts won't be coming home with us. > This is what I'd take: > # Socket + spanner set > # Assorted tools (hammer, mole grips, water pump pliers, that > kind of stuff) So nothing "specialist" needed at all for anything we're likely to come across? Good news! > # Set of plugs, cap, rotor arm New plugs, cap, rotor going on, so the old ones going in the boot. > # Couple of reels of gaffer tape <grin> But of course! > # Spare belts (alternator + ps pump) New ones going on, so old ones going in the boot. > If I had the money/space, I'd also take: > # Clutch master + slave cylinders > # Ignition amp (s/hand) > # Fuel pump (s/hand) Ta! Nothing else? That should be it? Anybody fancy donating usable ones to us? Remember, the more money we spend on this, the less we can top the charity donations up with. -- Adrian dakar - at - chapmanconsult - dot - co - dot - uk Team Desert Vikings, Plymouth-Dakar 2004

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