“A spare glass sed­i­ment bowl makes an ex­cel­lent tot glass”

Land Rover Monthly - - Dunsfold Diaries -

jacks and you can get alu­minium rac­ing jacks from the likes of Snap-on or Sealey that are half the weight of a reg­u­lar trol­ley jack.

Aside from the ob­vi­ous stuff like fan belts and fuel pumps, I never travel with­out four spe­cific items. Num­ber one is a gear lever. They do break and you’re ab­so­lutely bug­gered if you don’t have a spare. Same with the glass sed­i­ment bowl in the fuel line: if you drop it and it shat­ters, you’re ban­jaxed. The spare also makes an ex­cel­lent tot glass. A set of ex­tra wheel nuts is al­ways handy. Yes, you can bor­row a few from other wheels in an emer­gency, but it’s safer not to. And fi­nally, I carry a spare sump plug. Los­ing all your oil can be ter­mi­nal – we once had a case where the oil pres­sure switch vi­brated off and the first thing we knew about it was when the en­gine started knock­ing.

Oth­er­wise, it’s amaz­ing what you can do with a bit of in­ge­nu­ity. Need a bolt? Your Land Rover was built with a rich se­lec­tion of nuts and bolts, some of which can be robbed in an emer­gency. You don’t need two bolts to hold a bon­net hinge on. How­ever, I al­ways carry a bag of as­sorted fas­ten­ings, plus a se­lec­tion of elec­tri­cal con­nec­tors and so on. For car­ry­ing bits and pieces like th­ese and some ba­sic tools, I use the cubby bag from a Dis­cov­ery 1. You can stick your pa­per­work in the outer pocket and it’s just the right size for car­ry­ing into the ferry lounge or ho­tel…

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