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RX7 Tool Kit
« on: September 15, 2012, 12:12:36 PM »
I decided it would be a good idea to put together a dedicated RX7 tool kit to keep in the car instead of always pulling tools out of my tool box and needing to search for them later. Also usually when I pull tools out of the box its right before I am leaving and I usually forget things.

So I put together a set including 3/8 drive sockets 8mm, 10mm, 12mm, 14mm, 19mm and a spark plug socket. Also included a 3" and 6" extension.

For wrenches I included an 8mm, 10mm, 12mm, 14mm and 2 adjustable wrenches one standard and one large.

I threw in an assortment of pliers including wire strippers/crimps.

I did a single screwdriver with changeable tips, a box cutter, a key for the wheels a DZUS screwdriver a couple allen keys I need, a flashlight, a multimeter, gloves, safety glasses and a rag.

I will also carry, duct tape, PTFE tape, electrical tape, epoxy, RTV, a length of wire, fuses, relays, butt splices, zip ties, a tire plug kit and various connectors.

All this fits in a tool bag that fits nicely into my drivers side bin.

If anyone has any suggestions let me know. Currently I am considering a hammer and some sort of pry par, but they are kinda large so I will need to think about it, plus I need to draw the line somewhere.

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Re: RX7 Tool Kit
« Reply #1 on: September 15, 2012, 09:09:24 PM »
that is a great kit.  I need to make me one similar, save from always grabbing a ton of tools then findingg out mising something i need.
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Re: RX7 Tool Kit
« Reply #2 on: September 17, 2012, 07:55:25 AM »
Your missing a few things:

Compression tester
wire brush
starting fluid
17mm socket/wrench
21mm socket
24mm socket

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Re: RX7 Tool Kit
« Reply #3 on: September 17, 2012, 04:53:01 PM »
I'd add a selection of stainless steel ty-wraps, a $10 tire puncture repair kit, and some lengths of wire with insulated alligator clips on both ends.


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Re: RX7 Tool Kit
« Reply #4 on: September 17, 2012, 05:20:38 PM »
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Your missing a few things:

Compression tester
wire brush
starting fluid
17mm socket/wrench
21mm socket
24mm socket

Is the compression tester just so I can cry on the side of the road?  What are those sockets for?
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Re: RX7 Tool Kit
« Reply #5 on: September 18, 2012, 06:09:19 AM »
the tester is the "do I need to call AAA gauge" lol

17mm and 19mm does suspension bolts for the most part and 21 is lug nuts and a few misc things

24mm is for oil cooler banjo, 24mm wrench would be ideal for the block and 24mm is ideal for at the cooler.

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Re: RX7 Tool Kit
« Reply #6 on: September 19, 2012, 05:37:09 PM »
In general, I keep the following in a milk crate in the trunk:
metric 3/8" drive ratchet set
metric box/open-ended wrenches
vice grips
3 sizes of pliers
small & large phillips & flathead screwdrivers
Allen key set
3/8" extensions & U-joints
Deep-throat spark plug socket
spare nuts & bolts in a couple common sizes & lengths
coolant - 1 gal
oil - 2 qts
brake fluid - at least a cup
brake & bearing greases
dielectric grease
PB Blaster
gasket-maker
wire
zip ties
a 18" length of tubing that slips over any of the wrenches or ratchet handle
shop towels
a spare T-shirt (to put over whatever I'm wearing in case I need to crawl underneath, which i've def. used before)
a towel (never go anywhere without your towel!)
12V air compressor
spare fuses
I really should keep a multimeter in there, but I end up using it in the house too often so it's found a new home.  Plus, i'm sure I could improvise a test-light if I really needed to.

I wouldn't worry about a compression tester.  For side-of-the-road repairs, pulling a plug & listening or holding your hand in front of the plug hole will tell you enough about whether the rotor is "good" or "bad", and whether its consistent on all sides & with the other rotor.

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Re: RX7 Tool Kit
« Reply #7 on: September 19, 2012, 07:05:13 PM »
Extra T Shirt is a great idea.
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Re: RX7 Tool Kit
« Reply #8 on: September 20, 2012, 06:51:58 AM »
MRE's lol

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Re: RX7 Tool Kit
« Reply #9 on: October 11, 2012, 07:11:32 AM »
I beleive the kit should include extra bolts, drill and tap out set.  Maybe its just me but i seem to find a way to break bolts.
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Re: RX7 Tool Kit
« Reply #10 on: October 12, 2012, 07:03:13 PM »
It's your massive strength.
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