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Old 12th March 2010, 20:56   #16
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Need to buy an adjustable beam/click type torque wrench in Mumbai. Any suggestions?
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Sorry about the offtopic, but I was really surprised & happy to see Sears shipping their products to India; its a great news for me & people who want quality investments on tools & thought of sharing it. Need to compare with 20north & see which shipping works out cheaper.
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Ive hunted on TBHP to find an interesting thread on Car Tools.
No success so far. Hence thought I would start this one.

I just bought a Hydraulic Jack of 4 Ton capacity at Reliance AutoZone. This is much much easier to use that the traditional Jack which comes as OEM with most cars.I have yet to try it on my Scorpio but am sure it will work.

There are 2 models available - one of capacity upto 2 Tons and this costs about Rs. 849/- which becomes 711 after discount according to the chap at the shop. the other is of upto 4 Tons capacity and costs 1345/-which becomes 1111/- (after discount)

Will post photos of it soon and of it in operation as well.

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Old 17th January 2011, 16:01   #19
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Nice thread Shankar, do you have any info about the air pump, during the long trips, it is safe to have one. isn't it ?
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Old 17th January 2011, 16:15   #20
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I would also love to have that Air Pump - but am not sure how reliable it is.
I do have my own tyre gauge though which I use to cross check the pressures when required.
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Old 17th January 2011, 18:24   #21
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Foot pumps are mostly hit/miss. I've owned two in the last fifteen years - the guage on the first one stopped working within days but the pump still works.

The second pump is still working fine for five years now. One should periodically examine the pump - especially the rubber in the hose that forms an airtight seal with the tyre valve and the inner moving diaphragm of the foot pump. Some oil should (periodically) be put into the barrel of the foot pump.

Quality varies because they are made by small time manufacturers but at less than 200 each, one can take a chance.

They are good for an emergency - you can re-inflate a tubeless tyre that has a minor leak with a foot pump in a five minutes if you are upto the physical exertion.

Also, IMO - the humble foot pump is more reliable than the electric ones.
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All.... First of all, my apologies for posting this query in this section. But, I tried to open a new thread in the "Advice" section and the site would not let me. Hence I decided that this was the next best place to start this thread.

Question 1.) My question is what are some of the key emergency equipment that all of you keep in your cars? I think one would need a spot / flash light, and a capable toolkit.

Question 2.) Does anyone know where (in Mumbai) I can get hold of a product such as the life hammer (http://www.lifehammer.com) which helps break the window glass in case of an emergency?

Question 3.) My Ritz comes with a tool kit. But, it looks very basic. I don't think that there is a jack in there that one would use to prop up the vehicle. So, where can I get a good solid toolkit?

Question 4. ) More important than having a good toolkit is having the knowledge to use it. So, where can I sign up to learn to do some basic stuff on my car in case of emergencies?

Thanking all responders in advance.
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All.... First of all, my apologies for posting this query in this section. But, I tried to open a new thread in the "Advice" section and the site would not let me. Hence I decided that this was the next best place to start this thread.

Question 1.) My question is what are some of the key emergency equipment that all of you keep in your cars? I think one would need a spot / flash light, and a capable toolkit.

Question 2.) Does anyone know where (in Mumbai) I can get hold of a product such as the life hammer (http://www.lifehammer.com) which helps break the window glass in case of an emergency?

Question 3.) My Ritz comes with a tool kit. But, it looks very basic. I don't think that there is a jack in there that one would use to prop up the vehicle. So, where can I get a good solid toolkit?

Question 4. ) More important than having a good toolkit is having the knowledge to use it. So, where can I sign up to learn to do some basic stuff on my car in case of emergencies?

Thanking all responders in advance.
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Q1) It depends on which terrain you plan to navigate. If you are planning hardcore offroading and camping at remote sites, equipment list is long and available on TBHP Iteself. If it is just the highway, the basic tools that come with the car and a list of service stations enroute would be more than sufficient.

Q2) A similar model is available at Home Town Vikhroli on LBS Road (Near Godrej Company), Else, any harware store would stock a similar hammer.

Q3) Nope - Ritz comes with a jack. My friend;s Ritz came with a jack. check with your dealer on why the jack was not delivered. else, you may buy your self a jack kit for 2000/-. It is avaialable at any auto parts store / Online store.

Q4) Most Driving schools teach you how to use the jack, which is most basic. your FNG or even your friendly A.S.S can help you with tricks of using tools. It is common to see Bullet enthusiasts doing DIY cable changes and other minor repairs on their own.

Google for thoeritical knowledge, an FNG for practical knowledge.
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Some Items I think is a must:

-OBD Readers: This can be used to check and clear error codes. If your cars halts in middle of no-where, you can clear the error and safely reach nearest service station.

-Hydraulic Jack: Not everybody can easily do normal jacks.

-WD40

-Electric Air Pump & puncher repair kit with extra Tube

-Multipurpose Emergency Light, flash light, glass break, lighter, etc.

-Some amount of Engine Oil, Brake Oil, Headlight bulb, Water for radiator.
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Thank you Bharath. It's interesting that you know about items available at Home Town @ Vikhroli while living in Chennai :-)... I say this because I live right next to the store and had no idea... :-)
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Thank you Bharath. It's interesting that you know about items available at Home Town @ Vikhroli while living in Chennai :-)... I say this because I live right next to the store and had no idea... :-)
Hi Mohan - My native is Chennai but my job has kept me in mumbai for more than 2 years now. I frequent R City Mall Ghatkopar.

I checked out Hometown and they have a good list of collection DIY Tools and other automobilia handy items. I noticed lot of power tools, Torque wrenches and screwdriver sets. They had a pressure washer if I remember correctly. Hammers, Seat belt cutters, windshield break-hammers, jump start kit were also there.
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Time to visit hometown then. By the way, I am a Chennaiite ()born and raised. But, I never got to live there. :-( ....
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Hi,

Nice to see this thread.

Any online sites which offer these tools ?

I need to buy a Car jack and hate to go to JC/SP Road. If there is nothing will probably walk into Reliance Autozone.

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Bumping this old thread as could not find a comprehensive list. I am in the process of building such a kit which can outlast my car upgrades, so not necessarily looking for the cheapest available alternative. Please post your suggestions on any specific tools and their usefulness.

Basically, I want to be prepared for uncertainties while travelling to places with little or no help available. These tools may also be a part DIYs, but nothing too serious.

A good list I picked up from another thread. Posted by D-Bhpian Sankar -

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1) A good spark plug spanner.
2) A good impact screw driver.
3) A good torque wrench (remember to get one in the range of use to you).
4) Small short flat head and star head screw drivers. To use in tight areas.
5) Big long ordinary flat head and star head screw drivers (magnetised would be better)
6) Pliers - ordinary and nose.
7) Wire stripper.
8) Medium size hammer and mallet.
9) A set of allen keys.
10) A telescopic magnetic nut & bolt retriever.
11) An oil can.
12) WD40
13) An oil tray of the required capacity.
14) An overkill but nice to have - A good compression gauge with the right adapter.

Since you have the wrenches and the brushes I'm not listing them. But you might want to buy some extension rod for your box kit if the situation needs a bit of extra leverage.

Nice stuff you bought from Wurth
I have seen 2 kinds of wrenches,
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Which ones should I opt for and in what sizes?
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Bumping this old thread as could not find a comprehensive list. I am in the process of building such a kit which can outlast my car upgrades, so not necessarily looking for the cheapest available alternative.


I have seen 2 kinds of wrenches,
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Which ones should I opt for and in what sizes?
A is an open ended spanner and B shows a ring spanner.
Open ended spanners are easy to use in a narrow space but the flip side is it may slip and maul the head. Ring spanner is safer but needs more space to handle.

You could start by buying a set of Open ended spanners - from 6 to 22 size. Don't go with cheap Chinese make. I have a Taparia set which was bought in 1980s.

Rarely you may need a socket spanner for a stubborn nut. You can add more tools as you go along. Start with a basic tool kit - of the best quality you can afford.

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