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MUST have spare parts

Discussion in '80-Series Tech' started by CDN_Cruiser, Oct 6, 2003.

  1. CDN_Cruiser

    CDN_Cruiser

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    A few questions based on my experience wheeling this weekend with some friends (one fuel pump failure) and general inexperience

    Aside from the 'usual' stuff you should carry (fluids, belts, hoses, fuses, etc) but not on the extreme expedition level (new ECU, drive shafts), what are some absolute must have's to get out on your own power?

    - Fuel pump seems to be one of them. How much are these?
    - Starter - can you bump start without one?
    - Alternator - can you still run (eg no lights)?
    - If birf blows, can you just remove everything, stick a sock in it (the one holding the beer), flip on the center diff lock and drive to the trail head?

    How would you rank first to last what you should buy/bring?

    Cheers, Hugh
     
  2. sleeoffroad

    sleeoffroad Supporting Vendor

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    [quote ]
    - Fuel pump seems to be one of them. How much are these?
    Only know of 1 that failed on the trail. However have heard of the fuel sock being plugged up.

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    - Starter - can you bump start without one?
    Again, never heard of one fail, other than contacts. I would do preventative maintenance and replace the contacts and cary a spare set.

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    - Alternator - can you still run (eg no lights)?
    Depends on how good your battery is.

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    - If birf blows, can you just remove everything, stick a sock in it (the one holding the beer), flip on the center diff lock and drive to the trail head?
    Yes, but I can bet you that when you broke it, you were in a bad spot. Now you are in a bad spot with 3 wheel drive. Try to drive it out in 3 wheel drive and you will brake the other side. Now you have 2 wheel drive. Been there, done that. And that was with 315's on the SchoolBus.

    I carry

    Front and Rear Driveshaft.
    All axle shafts
    2 birfields
    seals for axles
    both side steering arms.
    complete bolt set for front and rear axle
    2 spindles
    1 front hub
    tie rod
    relay rod (just for you CDan :D)
    set of rod ends
    spare rear control arm
    on-board welder




    How would you rank first to last what you should buy/bring?

    Cheers, Hugh
     
  3. CDN_Cruiser

    CDN_Cruiser

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    Great:

    Thanks Christo - I think I'll just drive along behind you! I think you should move to Ontario.

    Cheers, Hugh

    PS I'm getting ready to buy the sliders (probably in the new year after bonuses ar paid ::)) - too worried this weekend about banging the sills. I need to look into shipping? When you shipped stuff to MTN, who was the carrier?
     
  4. cruiserdan

    cruiserdan SupportingVendor Emeritus Moderator

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    Christo,


    It wasn't me boss, ;)