The '80/20 Toolkit' (for trackdays and road trips)

Discussion in 'General Chat' started by temeeo, Jun 9, 2019.

  1. temeeo

    temeeo Gold Member

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    Location:
    Dublin
    Car:
    Clio RS 197, Mitsubishi FTO
    Planning on doing a month long road trip next month that includes 7-10 days in Nürburgring, 10-14 days in around Alps plus some bits here and there.

    I don't feel like leaving for the trip without any tools but also don't want to bring with me 'all' my tools so I come up with the idea of having '80/20 Toolkit' that I could bring with me and also use for trackdays.

    The idea is that I should be able to accomplish with 20% of tools 80% of jobs on the car (or the common ones anyway) more about the 80/20 rule/principle here for anyone interested.

    Any feedback/suggestions would be really appreciated - remember the idea is to keep the list short enough.

    So far I have the following in my list:

    Breaker bar
    Torque wrench
    Impact wrench
    Stanley knife
    Assorted cable ties
    Duct tape
    Assorted screwdrivers
    Hammer
    Punch
    Windscreen wiper arm puller

    1/4 inch Drive / ratchet
    3/8 inch Drive / ratchet
    1/2 inch Drive / ratchet

    1/4 inch extension bar
    3/8 inch extension bar
    1/2 inch extension bar

    8mm square socket
    16mm spark plug socket

    Torx: T20, T30
    E-Torx Sockets: 16mm

    Deep sockets:
    1/4 inch drive: 8mm
    3/8 inch drive: 10mm

    Metric sockets: 8, 10, 13, 16, 18, 21, 36mm

    Hex bit sockets: 12mm

    Spanners: 10, 14, 15, 16, 18mm

    Flare nut wrench: 11mm
     
  2. temeeo

    temeeo Gold Member

    Messages:
    37
    Location:
    Dublin
    Car:
    Clio RS 197, Mitsubishi FTO
    Here are some jobs that I have vaguely in my memory or done recently that made me to choose the above:

    Battery & Airbox
    10mm spanner
    10mm socket
    13mm socket battery tray

    Oil and filter
    10mm socket + ratchet
    8mm square drain plug key

    Spark plugs
    8mm socket + extension + ratchet
    16mm spark plug socket

    Brakes
    Punch & hammer
    11mm flare nut wrench for caliper bleeding nipples?
    12mm hex bit socket
    14mm for banjo bolt?
    14mm & 15mmm rear caliper
    18mm spanner / socket
    36mm socket


    Timing belt & wp
    13mm
    16mm spanner and socket for upper timing belt cover
    18mm spanner
    18mm socket
    19mm for locking tool
    8mm socket water pump and lower timning belt cover
    6mm hex for tensioner
    16mm e torx? (crank timing pin plug)

    Engine mounts
    18mm spanner
    18mm socket
    21mm socket
    16mm socket (gearbox mounts)

    rear shocks and springs
    16mm spanner
    18mm spanner / socket + ratchet

    Suspension top mounts
    13mm socket + ratchet
    windscreen wiper arm puller
     
  3. temeeo

    temeeo Gold Member

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    37
    Location:
    Dublin
    Car:
    Clio RS 197, Mitsubishi FTO
    I wonder would this make more sense in Clio General Chat than here? If so could an admin move the post pretty please?
     
  4. Foxspeed

    Foxspeed "the new red baron" Moderator

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    Location:
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    Car:
    ford mustang shadow gt v8
    instead of 1/4 3/8 1/2 ratchets what about 3/8 1/2 with 1/4 adaptors instead or 1/4 & 1/2 with 3/8 adaptor?
     
  5. temeeo

    temeeo Gold Member

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    Location:
    Dublin
    Car:
    Clio RS 197, Mitsubishi FTO
    I've in past used adaptors out of laziness and managed to cross thread and snap some bolts so now I'm all about picking the right tool for the job but I guess this is sort of an emergency toolkit so 3/8" with adaptors could do.
    Would also have 1/2" breaker bar so possibly 3/8" might be sufficient, only issue could be thickness of the stack in some cases I imagine.
     
  6. Foxspeed

    Foxspeed "the new red baron" Moderator

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    Location:
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    Car:
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    its nice to have but having 3 of every thing isnt if trying to fit in the boot i would ditch the 1/4 & just use an adaptor off the 3/8
     
  7. temeeo

    temeeo Gold Member

    Messages:
    37
    Location:
    Dublin
    Car:
    Clio RS 197, Mitsubishi FTO
    Yeah, not many uses for the 1/4 either. Got a Sparco mechanic tool bag and intend for all of the tools to fit inside (except for the large stuff like breaker bar)
     
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