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Old 01-16-2014, 02:20 PM   #43
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Favorite Tool

My favorite tool is a portable 12v jumper battery/compressor. I use it to adjust my suspension leveling air bags mostly. But last summer travelling in the middle-of-nowhere Montana (read: no cell coverage) all the F-150 dashboard lights went out but the engine kept running for a while, then it too gave out. Thought is was a belt or fuse, but not. I attached the jumper cables to the truck battery and low and behold, all the bells a whistles came on: dead battery. I was able to place the jumper (still connected to the battery) next to the motor and closed the hood. I the drove the final 25 miles to Lincoln, MT where a local garage diagnosed the problem as a failed alternator and replaced it, I might add, quicker and cheaper than a Ford dealer in Missoula would have.


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Old 01-16-2014, 03:12 PM   #44
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American Express card and a corkscrew are my two favorite tools for a long road trip.

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