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Old 01-11-2007, 02:05 PM   #1
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I have listed tools for an in car tool kit for long trips. There are severl parts that we may need, but I would like this topic to be about the tools only please. Look over my list. And add anything that may be missing. And why everyone should carry that tool. I may have missed alot of things so help me out. thanks

Miata in car Tool bag

Wrenches and sockets;
10mm
11mm reg and deep wall
12mm
14mm reg and deep wall
16mm
17mm reg and deep wall
21mm
Phillips and flat head screw drivers
Medium hammer
Metal file
Point nose pliers
Allen wrench set
Wire splicer
Electrical tape
Multi-meter
Zipties
Flashlight

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5/16 nut driver (for worm hose clamps)
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Old 01-11-2007, 02:21 PM   #3
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Spare fuses
Credit Card
Cell Phone
List of Miata 'friends' that may help you on the way--whether it be a shop, local club or someone here, that has the time and expertice...

My BMW had a cool factory tool kit built in (but thet needed it) it was a slick little box that mounted to the inside of the trunk lid, it was never in the way-- and saw plenty of use...I should look around for a couple, they would be perfect for our little trunks.
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Hammer? Is that to beat on the car with after it breaks down?

I'd add a multi-meter to your list.
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Old 01-11-2007, 02:32 PM   #6
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Don't forget a nice flashlight of some sort. A little light when it's dark can make all those other tools useable
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ditch the 11, 16, and 21 and get an adjustable wrench. there's not many 11 or 16mm heads to wrench and the 21 is big enough that if something that size breaks, you aint gonna wanna fix it.

add also some bailing wire and zip ties. maybe trade electrical tape for duct tape.

towel.
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5/16 nut driver (for worm hose clamps)
Ahem, 11 mm deep socket for t-bolt clamps.
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Ahem, 11 mm deep socket for t-bolt clamps.

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Old 01-11-2007, 03:03 PM   #10
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I keep thinking about making a tool kit, but fortunatly every time my car has broken its been in my driveway or very, very close to home. But you're list isn't that bad.

Don't forget some mechanics gloves and maybe some towels to wipe things down, it can get HOT and messy in some situations.
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Old 01-11-2007, 03:10 PM   #11
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Where you gonna put all that stuff??
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Old 01-11-2007, 03:19 PM   #12
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Good additions, I will add them. I keep these tools in a small craftsman tool bag they fit in the trunk on the side away from the battery. Next to my can of fixaflat. And the 11mm is a must for my S/C intercooler tube clamps. and the 16 is what I have on my exhaust.
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I'm pretty sure this is the kit that olderguy carries in his trunk. I'm almost not kidding. :gay:



On a serious note, a paper clip near the diagnostics box in case you need to jumper leads in the box to check things out or limp home.
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haha, bruce has that and then some. he also carries spare parts.
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...and the 21 is big enough...
plus the stock "tire iron" (lug wrench) is 21
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fire extinguisher
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Ahem, 11 mm deep socket for t-bolt clamps.
7/16"
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fire extinguisher
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DOT3
paper towels
blanket (in case you get stranded)
disposable gloves
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i have a bad *** led flashlight that you crank to make run, basic hand tools, a quart of oil, various hoses and clamps, disposable gloves, and zip ties. Most of i fits in the trunk in front of the spare tire. If you've never pulled your spare out, do it and check out the cavity in front of the spare to the side of the gas tank.
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small air compressor - cigarette lighter powered
T-handle tire plug kit
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