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    Tools to keep on hand?

    I'm a new H1 owner and still trying to outfit my rig. What would you experienced owners say are the "must-have" tools to carry? Common socket sizes for the H1? Fluid types to carry? General tools that are good to have (I'm thinking BFH types of things)?

    It'd be even cooler to see pics of your toolkits or what you keep in your rigs.

    I'm sure I'll have lots of questions moving forward, so I will thank you all in advance for sharing your knowledge and experience. Thanks!

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    I only carry the tools required to fix the issues I can fix on the trail. ( change half shafts, remove drive shafts, tie rods, ball joints, etc. ) I have a list somewhere of what to carry for each repair. I will try to dig it up.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 3Hummers View Post
    I only carry the tools required to fix the issues I can fix on the trail. ( change half shafts, remove drive shafts, tie rods, ball joints, etc. ) I have a list somewhere of what to carry for each repair. I will try to dig it up.
    Thanks! That'd be great

    What about specific fluids? I haven't gone through my owners manual yet to learn exact weights for engine oil, gear oils, etc.

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    If your 2000 hasn't had a remote mount kit installed for your PMD on a heatsink I would do that as well as carry a spare as PMD failure is fairly common. Setup I would run for remote PMD is 2 mounted on a heatsink, that way if one fails, it's less than a minute to change out.

    Blue Hummer makes some good field repair kits:
    http://www.bluehummer.net/field-repair-kits/

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    I usually check fluids before I head out rather than carry them. The less volume and weight you carry the better.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 3Hummers View Post
    I usually check fluids before I head out rather than carry them. The less volume and weight you carry the better.
    And that's all well and good until something breaks on the trail and dumps all its fluid. You may be able to make the fix on trail, but then you need the fluid to fill it back up.

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    I have never seen an H1 break anything on the trail, that could be fixed on the trail that required fluids. We have lost a Tcase on the trail but you don't carry a spare T case with you. I have seen people hit the trail with leaky hub seals where they added fluid on the trail but they went wheeling with a known issue because they did not have time to fix it. The most I carry is some 50/50 and a bottle of DOT 5 because it can be hard to find.
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    Fair enough. You've got a lot more trail time than I do so I appreciate you sharing your experiences. Thanks!

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    Kitty litter..

    Don't know anything about Hummers, but I do speak Malamute.

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    Quote Originally Posted by f5moab View Post
    Kitty litter..
    For soaking up the blood?

    That's the M16 i was telling you about...
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    This is kinda what I was looking for when I posted this thread. Found this over at BlueHummer.com. Hope it's ok to post here:

    http://www.bluehummer.net/content/Hu...Reference4.pdf

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    That is essentially what I have but I haven't laid my hands on mine. Dave isn't a member here but I don't think he would mind you posting it up. I carry a BlueHummer halfshaft delete kit. I also carry spare bolts for the power steering unit where it attaches to the frame. As to the engine mount fasteners I wrap a chain around the driver's side engine mount real tight and run a bolt through it. That keeps the engine from over torqueing and breaking the mount. Even if the mount were to break it would hold the engine in place at rpms.
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    Yeah he has a couple nice field repair kits on his site. Probably things you could put together yourself, but they are nice sets and include instructions for us less experienced drivers.
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