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Essential Spares List

Postby cleagarr » 10 Feb 2013, 12:35

Hi

No doubt this has been asked before but I have tried searching and can't see anything so here goes...

I'm travelling round France for a month this summer (July-August) in my 26 year old 1.9 petrol (hopefully by then LPG) water-cooled T25 Syncro; what spares do people suggest I take with me?

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Re: Essential Spares List

Postby 1664 » 10 Feb 2013, 13:09

cleagarr wrote:I have tried searching and can't see anything

think you need to practice your technique :wink:
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Re: Essential Spares List

Postby cleagarr » 10 Feb 2013, 13:24

1664 wrote:
cleagarr wrote:I have tried searching and can't see anything

think you need to practice your technique :wink:


Interesting.... I typed in Spares and that top one didn't appear.... hey-ho, thanks very much!
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Re: Essential Spares List

Postby 1664 » 10 Feb 2013, 13:37

The top one is in the club Wiki
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Re: Essential Spares List

Postby cleagarr » 10 Feb 2013, 15:13

Thanks!

Ok. At the risk of sounding like a doofus; I'm going to book her in for a service at a local garage before we go away - what, specifically, should I ask them to check/ change (assume 18 months since last service)?
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Re: Essential Spares List

Postby 1664 » 10 Feb 2013, 15:49

cleagarr wrote:what, specifically, should I ask them to change?

Owner? :lol:




Only joking, usual stuff is air filter, oil/filter change, gearbox oil if it's never been done, ditto fuel filter, plugs, dizzy cap, rotor, coolant with fresh antifreeze in, check (possibly change) brake & clutch hydraulic fluid, check tyres and spare (including walls), brake pad wear, fuel lines.
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Re: Essential Spares List

Postby Ian Hulley » 10 Feb 2013, 15:58

Check wheel bearings, CV joints, brake pad and sho thickness, waterpump and alternator for bearing noise, check for leaks and fraying hoses near the clips, check the underside of the stat>pump steel pipe, check the back of the t'stat housing. I have posted a very comprehensive list of what I carry (especially when we go abroad) ... it was on the 'engine lid' thread in Gen Chat.

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Re: Essential Spares List

Postby cleagarr » 10 Feb 2013, 16:05

1664 wrote:
cleagarr wrote:what, specifically, should I ask them to change?

Owner? :lol:


LOL! :rofl Make me an offer???!!! (My kids would kill me though..!)

Seriously though, cheers for the help - I am learning (slowly). Not had the van long and not been to any shows/meets yet to get any ideas.
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Re: Essential Spares List

Postby ghost123uk » 11 Feb 2013, 14:16

Hi cleagarr

I am only up the road from you in Malpas and I go to Ellesmere quite often (flying model aeroplanes :))
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Re: Essential Spares List

Postby cleagarr » 11 Feb 2013, 21:57

ghost123uk wrote:Hi cleagarr

I am only up the road from you in Malpas and I go to Ellesmere quite often (flying model aeroplanes :))
Shout out if you need a hand with owt :ok


Hey that would be great- need all the help I can get! Let me know when you're around - I see from another thread you've been taking pictures of the mere!
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Re: Essential Spares List

Postby harvey » 14 Feb 2013, 19:15

Ian Hulley wrote:Check wheel bearings, CV joints, brake pad and sho thickness, waterpump and alternator for bearing noise, check for leaks and fraying hoses near the clips, check the underside of the stat>pump steel pipe, check the back of the t'stat housing. I have posted a very comprehensive list of what I carry (especially when we go abroad) ... it was on the 'engine lid' thread in Gen Chat.

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Thanks Ian :ok

Trying to my spares list together and your suggestions are ace: viewtopic.php?f=1&t=112354&hilit=engine+lid
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Re: Essential Spares List

Postby Cruz » 15 Feb 2013, 09:45

What about towing a spare T3 just in case? :wink:
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Re: Essential Spares List

Postby Ian Hulley » 15 Feb 2013, 14:39

Cruz wrote:What about towing a spare T3 just in case? :wink:


Let's just try to be helpful shall we ? :lol:
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