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Tech Questions and How-To Articles => Mitsubishi Related => Gen 3 Montero => Topic started by: Davis_664 on April 02, 2018, 05:40:15 PM

Title: Vehicle specific tool bag contents?
Post by: Davis_664 on April 02, 2018, 05:40:15 PM
Have been mulling over the idea of keeping a tool bag in the vehicle for those "just in case" situations that arise at the least convenient times.

So instead of hauling around a 200 plus piece socket set and multiple various pliers, wrenches, screwdrivers etc, has anyone compiled a list of the common use size tools?

Like 1 each of 10mm through 15mm wrenches and sockets in 3/8 and 1/4" drive. Various visegrips, wire cutters, needle nose, channel lock, etc pliers. (Not worried about listing zip ties, tape, bulbs, etc)

Being new to the Mitsubishi lifestyle, I've noticed there aren't a whole lot of SAE sizes needed...

Figure there's no point in bringing tools along that will never see daylight....
Title: Re: Vehicle specific tool bag contents?
Post by: Crumb on April 02, 2018, 06:57:08 PM
8, 10, 12, 14, 17, 19, 21, 24mm wrenches and sockets pretty much dissassemble the whole thing.
Title: Re: Vehicle specific tool bag contents?
Post by: Davis_664 on April 02, 2018, 08:59:14 PM
8, 10, 12, 14, 17, 19, 21, 24mm wrenches and sockets pretty much dissassemble the whole thing.

Best thing I've read today. Thanks for that. Much appreciated!!!
Title: Re: Vehicle specific tool bag contents?
Post by: ThePug on April 02, 2018, 09:16:45 PM
That's great! I've thought about it and will now be doing just this sorta of "Grab bag" this week. :)
Title: Re: Vehicle specific tool bag contents?
Post by: haolepinoy on April 03, 2018, 04:51:59 AM
36mm (rear) and 32mm (front) sockets for the axle nuts.

Most of the rear suspension parts have 22mm bolts, and the rear trailing arm is 24mm (I think the crank bolt is 24mm too, iirc).

Since it's a Gen3, I'd include a multimeter and some sort of OBD2 scan tool in the bag.

After seeing the OEM tool kits that used to be in the back door, I'd had a similar idea for this too.
Title: Re: Vehicle specific tool bag contents?
Post by: Davis_664 on April 03, 2018, 11:09:23 AM
Cool. Yeah, I have my BT OBDII as well as a cable unit that reads ABS codes too. That stays in the "trunk" with my multimeter.

 Damn, I have a 30mm from my GMC days. Always nice to have a reason to buy tools though 😀
Title: Re: Vehicle specific tool bag contents?
Post by: Davis_664 on April 15, 2018, 11:47:34 PM
The only things I need now are the  larger 3X mm sockets/wrenches (although I don't see me changing axle shafts yet...*knock on wood*). I really should snap a pic... Even tossed a mini-hacksaw, extra fuses, electrical tape, pair of work gloves, anti-sieze paste & OBDII w/ABS scanner in for good measure.