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    Hi,
    Pater @ Landyworx gave me an idea of what spare parts i should carry with me for Africa trips...Dont need to rebuild the thing just a 12 days Botswana trip.

    Fuses
    Oil Filter
    Then there was another filter, must be air-filter?
    Drive Belt (Think this is what it is called and think the car uses only one?)

    QBond
    Rubber tape
    5l Engine oil
    5l Castrol Premix anti Freeze

    Anything missing from the list?
    Where would be the best place to get the fuses and filters?
    What tools to i need to take with?Probably not necessarily to take everything if the puma uses mostly a few spanner sizes?

    Thanks

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    For a Landy.............take more oil,.........MUCH more

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    lol, maybe i must fill my water tank with oil...

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    Hi...

    When I first started longer trips, I put together a spreadsheet with a "few necessities". I have a seperate bin where most of these parts go into, which lodges itself nicely in behind the shelving system. As the parts bin is only needed when there is a problem, it doesn't matter really that it is a bit our of the way.

    Have a look at the attached list (refined with the help of a fellow 4x4'er and camper) and let me know what you think...it's generic and does not reflect any particular brand/model vehicle, even though I drive a Mazda/Ford Drifter/Ranger...

    Just a word of advice...the spreadsheet is built on references, so if you want to make changes to the number of an item, do it on the "RefTable" sheet otherwise it will not reflect the correct numbers.

    As for fuses and the sorts, if they are generic fuses you could get them at Midas, but if they're specific to your vehicle, I wouldn't go with anything other than original manufacturer.

    I also keep a full toolbox easily accessible in one of the boxes in my drawer system. One never knows when a particular tool is going to be needed.
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    Dankie Steven.
    Daar was n paar goedjies op jou lysie wat ek gemis het.

    As daar meer Land Rover Puma specifieke goed is wat iemand sal aanraai ek kry laat weet asb.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TheWall View Post
    Fuses
    Oil Filter
    Then there was another filter, must be air-filter?
    Drive Belt (Think this is what it is called and think the car uses only one?)

    QBond
    Rubber tape
    5l Engine oil
    5l Castrol Premix anti Freeze

    Anything missing from the list?
    Where would be the best place to get the fuses and filters?
    What tools to i need to take with?Probably not necessarily to take everything if the puma uses mostly a few spanner sizes?
    Fuel filter? Put it at the top of your list. Unless you are going to be doing an oil change (unlikely for 12 days in Bots) why do you need 5l engine oil? Take a couple of pints. Same for antifreeze.

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    there is 1000's of opinions on what to take

    never forget:
    duct tape
    cable ties
    wire
    pipe clamps

    some say take
    a spare fan belt
    a wheel bearing set

    any opinions on this?
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    Ok, so the list is growing a bit:

    Fuses
    Oil Filter
    Air Filter (This i dont think is needed?)
    Diesel Filter
    Drive Belt
    QBond
    Rubber Tape
    5l Engine Oil
    5L Castol Premix Anti-Freez
    Hose Clamps
    Draad
    Cable Ties
    Duct Tape
    Wheel bearings set

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    At the risk of sounding facetious and reckless, a thread like this will have so many opinions that you'll end up taking a warehouse full of spares with you (and leave no room for beer). You are going to Botswana, which isn't exactly the arse-end-of-the-world. For example, what are the chances of your wheel bearings giving up the ghost? Do you know how to fit wheel bearings on a Puma?

    Fuel filter, fuses, Qbond, jubilee clips, cable ties, duct tape, various nuts and bolts and a couple of pints of oil will be more than sufficient in most cases. For the rest someone else can help you, and if they can't then you've got bigger problems and a call to your friendly insurer will be the realistic solution.

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    Done bearings before but not on a landy...Got a workshop manual which should have it in.

    In another post Tuffstuff had to recover a car who's bearings went...Maybe i will leave the bearings.

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    Hi
    I just got back from a 6 week trip through Namibia and Botswana in a Disco 2 Td5.
    Spares required were fuses for tyre compressor and spare tyre. (BF Goodrich which just disintegrated) I did carry some tools including tape and wire etc but I don't think I could fix a major problem so I always have a check up from my indy before we go.
    Not sure why you would need the 5l antifreeze. I would just use water and when in a town replace ?

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    If you're worried about things like bearings etc (the big ticket items) do them before you go, or at least have them inspected - call it preventative maintenance. That way you'll feel more confident, and you don't have to lug around tons of stuff you're very unlikely to use.

    Reading Hylton's post reminded me. Puncture repair kit and compressor.

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    Oh yes... Luckily already have that.

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    about things like bearings etc (the big ticket items) do them before you go
    good one, that's why I ask if its a good idea to take it,

    Fuses
    Oil Filter
    Air Filter (This i dont think is needed?)
    Diesel Filter
    Drive Belt
    QBond
    Rubber Tape
    5l Engine Oil
    5L Castol Premix Anti-Freez
    Hose Clamps
    Draad
    Cable Ties
    Duct Tape
    Puncture repair kit
    compressor
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    O yes and I always take some Q20
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    Don't forget the poprivet gun!!

    Pretty much a combination of what was stated above. Then also (a bit off topic),

    1. Basic tool box
    2. Recovery gear, including a propper spade
    3. Basic first aid kit

    Ps. And brakefluid!!
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    Remeber to take tools the replace all the spares you carry, otherwise it will help you jack. ohhh and one of the most important tools - Multimeter !
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    If you overload your vehicle, you'll crack it up, so only carry the spares that are needed to get you to safety, ie, the ones that your vehicle can't move without. Most obvious is tyres, and a puncture repair kit. I may have missed it, but I didn't see whether your vehicle is petrol or diesel. Fuel supply and electrical supply are the next things you can't do without, so find a way to deliver both if they fail, whether it be via gravity feed for fuel, or green twigs for electrics.

    There are very few things that can go wrong on older vehicles that will totally immobilize you. On my 20-year-old V eight I carry coil, plugs, points, condenser, HT leads, fuses, fan belts, radiator plug, wonder tape, duct tape, fencing wire, cable ties, grease, Q20, a bunch of condoms and surgical gloves for river crossings, Q bond, Pratley putty, a rubber hammer and a three pound hammer, and a full tool kit with lots of assorted nuts, bolts and washers. That pretty much keeps me out of trouble.

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    and a crow bar and a set of tyre levers.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TheWall View Post
    Ok, so the list is growing a bit:

    Fuses
    Oil Filter
    Air Filter (This i dont think is needed?)
    Diesel Filter
    Drive Belt
    QBond
    Rubber Tape
    5l Engine Oil
    5L Castol Premix Anti-Freez
    Hose Clamps
    Draad
    Cable Ties
    Duct Tape
    Wheel bearings set
    pratley steel glue
    pratley steel putty

    remember in an emergency you can use engine oil in everything except an autobox.

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