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  1. #101
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    Fuses to remove to prevent suspension lowering

    Quote Originally Posted by Graeme View Post
    The suspension system's normal or off-road heights could have been selected then the appropriate fuses removed to prevent lowering.
    Graeme, is it easy to work out which are the fuses to remove? Should I have a poke around first before asking or will it not be clear which fuses are in the gun sights?

    thanks, Ian

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    Metric, Imperial or both?

    Of course, the spares are no good without a tool kit.

    So, along with the requisite spares, are the nuts and bolts on a D3/D4 (or most relevantly to me, a MY12 D4 TDV6) metric, imperial or the dreaded bit of both?

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    All metric, and from what I've seen, mostly 10mm at that... :-)
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    Hi all

    I'm also particularly interested in what tools I should carry. Have had my 2013 D4 for a bit less than two months. I don't do off roading or desert trips but travel a lot in the country each weekend (about 530 kms each weekend) and on dirt roads. Far enough that I'm not near any service place.

    OK I have fencing wire, duck tape, electrical wire and multimeter in my kit but I need to replace those Toledo brand screwdrivers for sure. I just have some open end and ring spanners from when I had my Audi 80 and Commodore VK. I'll be going to the Mudgee Small Farms field day next Friday and Tool King is always there with tables of tools at good prices. But what to get??

    Ring spanners ? - what range of sizes ?
    Socket sets ? - what range of sizes ?
    Posidrive screw drivers, flat head ones ?

    Anyone got a good list that is useful. Oh BTW, I'm not a mechanic, so I'm only going to be fixing simple stuff. Even if I don't know how to fix something myself having the tools that fit might mean someone else in my group can fix it.

    Mike
    My car: Fuji White MY13 D4 SDV6 SE 3.0 Litre, 8 spd auto.
    Wife's car: Series 2a, LWB, ex. mil., 1966. To be restored.

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    Hi All,
    I notice no-one has mentioned an air bag/strut for D3.
    I was thinking about throwing one in.

    Thoughts?

    Ralph
    01 D2 TD5 Auto...'Sweet Brown'.
    06 D3 TDV6 HSE...Zambesi Silver
    99 D2 TD5 Auto...in that Goldy colour. Donor
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  6. #106
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ralph1Malph View Post
    Hi All,
    I notice no-one has mentioned an air bag/strut for D3.
    I was thinking about throwing one in.

    Thoughts?

    Ralph
    Its the carrying of such items that often causes the failures youre trying to avoid Essential D3 D4 RRS travelling sparesEssential D3 D4 RRS travelling spares

    It has to end somewhere, otherwise people would be transporting a spare engine, diff centre, transmission etc.

    If a strut fails its as simple as having one shipped to the nearest town. Its highly unlikely youll replace it on the track.

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    If one is prepared to swap out a strut then carrying a handful of the internal bump-stops to use as spacers would be a viable temporary fix to be used on either the front or rear.
    MY12 RRV 4.4 TDV8 AB, +LLAMS, +e-diff, +ACC stop/go. Produce LLAMS for LR/RR, Jeep GC/Dodge Ram
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  8. #108
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    I haven't heard of many airbag failures while remote - main issue is punctures from sticks.

    I'd take some airline and a few quick connects - I had a line burst in the bush (OK, I wasn't being very kind to the car at the time) which I could thankfully get home with but will now have some air line and connectors next time I go too far from home.
    '08 D3 4.0 V6 :) - 265/65/R17 on X5 rims.
    FINN - '72 88" S3 - 2.286 petrol - yet to go on it's first adventure
    GONE '96 D1 300Tdi - 2" lift, 32" tyres, HD rear axles, lockers :(

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    Quote Originally Posted by iannicki View Post
    Graeme, is it easy to work out which are the fuses to remove? Should I have a poke around first before asking or will it not be clear which fuses are in the gun sights?

    thanks, Ian
    Sorry, I missed this post.

    The 20A engine bay suspension fuse to prevent lowering and the passenger compartment 5A suspension fuse to stop the annoying reminder messages.
    MY12 RRV 4.4 TDV8 AB, +LLAMS, +e-diff, +ACC stop/go. Produce LLAMS for LR/RR, Jeep GC/Dodge Ram
    VK2HFG and APRS 2m rx igate

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tombie View Post
    ............If a strut fails its as simple as having one shipped to the nearest town. Its highly unlikely youll replace it on the track.
    On the subject of things unlikely to be replaced on the track, has anyone ever replaced a starter motor, as recently I had my mech replace mine and asked him to keep the old one for me in case I needed to replace it beside the road, he said I'd pro'ly wouldn't be able to do it, as it is very difficult to do, and really needs a hoist.
    2005 D3 TDV6 Present
    1999 D2 TD5 Gone

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