Originally Posted by mayco
I remember that Dave, and didnt the shop have some catchy name like....Dixie Diesel or something?
Yup Dixie Diesel. 6 hr drive from here. I am gonna take the beast there for all her diesel work.
AS far as parts What you mentioned and:
Hydraulic filter (if so equip)
a complete change of oil, antifreeze brake and steering fluid. Not that you will do a change, but enough to keep it full if there is a slow leak till you can get somewhere.
At least 3 spare primary and 2 secondary fuel filters if going remote or if you use special filters. The NAPA Gold for my engine are actually bad since they are too fine and clog very quickly... Not recommended by the manufacturer for that reason.
A torque wrench. I carry a 1/2 for the wheels.
A 1/4" torque wrench
feeler gauge (so you can set intake and exhaust clearances) Normal maint on a diesel.
Emergency repair tape.. for fluids
shark bite fittings. End cap and 2 junctions. So you can replace a pice that is leaking or just cap it off.
A few feet of pex (enough to do a bypass) I slid a length between the water tank and the wall
spark plugs for gene
Engine starter (with solenoid) The biggest killer is old wires and heat from a diesel. We have both! Ask me how I know....
small battery charger/minder. I keep it hooked up if I am parked for a few days since the locks and steps work off the start battery.
Various size rivets with pop rivet gun
a tube of tempro/sikloflex
a bottle of Capt Tully's creeking crack cure
spare primary fuel pump if you haven't replaced uours in last 10 years (rubber diaphragms rot ) This can always be kept at friends house and fedex'd
spare cork screw
spare fuses (bussman or equivalent) Inventory every fuse you have.
Spare belts for everything.
Can of either... Starting fluid....etc.
Box wrenches to bleed fuel system if need be.
Good Sam Roadside assistance card. I would never leave home with out it!
spare fuel line.