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HI all,

my mate is taking his jeep to Normandy, is there any spares he should take,

i have already got contact breakers, condenser, coil, spark plugs, fuel filter and fan belt.

Thank you,

 

Rob.

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That's a fair start Rob,

I'd add the following:

spare fuel pump, carburetor float ( I had one sink in the middle of Carentan once) you will need to have spares for all your lights (French requirement) red breakdown triangle (ditto), high vis jacket/vest, roll of copper wire, roll of insulated electrical wire, length of rubber fuel pipe, bike pump (useful for blowing out blocked jets), roll of gaffer tape,

selection of split pins a few spare nuts and bolts (various sizes), short length of rad hose, tube of instant gasket, tube of plastic metal(good for plugging up leaking tanks or rads), a couple of short wood blocks for jacking, couple of electrical crocodile clips.

 

That sounds a lot but will all easily fit into one tool box locker.

 

Pete

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That's a fair start Rob,

I'd add the following:

spare fuel pump, carburetor float ( I had one sink in the middle of Carentan once) you will need to have spares for all your lights (French requirement) red breakdown triangle (ditto), high vis jacket/vest, roll of copper wire, roll of insulated electrical wire, length of rubber fuel pipe, bike pump (useful for blowing out blocked jets), roll of gaffer tape,

selection of split pins a few spare nuts and bolts (various sizes), short length of rad hose, tube of instant gasket, tube of plastic metal(good for plugging up leaking tanks or rads), a couple of short wood blocks for jacking, couple of electrical crocodile clips.

 

That sounds a lot but will all easily fit into one tool box locker.

 

Pete

Hi you require more than that, by law you are now required to have a high viz jacket for every person in the vehicle, if you brake down it must be put on before leaving the vehicle, you must have your own breatherlizer kit in the vehicle. illegal not to, you must have 2 warning triangles now not one, if you were glasses then you must have a spare set in the vehicle. A replacement set of bulbs for all lights so do not get caught out the fines are WHOOOOOO.

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Good advice, I'd also add two breathaliser kits, French requirement, I kid you not !! :nut:, plus a head gasket which lives under my rear seat cushion on my jeep plus maybe a dizzy cap.

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A few years ago I was in a local Land Rover agents when a chap came in and said " I'm travelling around Europe in my Land Rover what should I take with me ? The bloke behind the counter with a dead straight face looked up from his paper and said " A Toyota". I creased up but the Landie owner was not best pleased :-D It's the sort of thing that makes British humour the best.

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One warning triangle is all thats needed in France....you need two for Spain also no current fine is in place for not carrying

a breathalysler.

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The law changed for the breathalyser, is not any more a required part of the kit in France.

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Hose repair or rescue tape. That a gallon of water and cable ties, instant repair to most things, our 'Enginners' swear by them (Or at them!):D

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Ear protectors for everyone in case of foul language when something goes wrong.:D

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