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Old 05-12-2009, 03:04 PM   #41
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I had a shaker light that had a lithium cell and a shaker mode. The shaker mode sucked, it would be bright for a couple of minutes and then you had to shake it again for a minute to get usable light out of it. The lithium cell died because the button got hit in the took box and killed it...

I should probably get a set of jumper cables.
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Old 05-12-2009, 03:04 PM   #42
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I have some dollar store shake lights. They come with two CR2032 lithium batteries in them, but the shake stuff is fully functional too. I took the batteries out of one and it works fine as long as you don't mind shaking often.
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Old 05-12-2009, 04:17 PM   #43
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I keep a solar charged LED flashlight on my dash, came in handy more than a few times. I always keep jumper cables, and usually have tools with me for my job. On long trips i make sure to bring a box full of sockets and wrenches.
I also keep my old serpentine belt under the hood just in case, plus extra oil, coolant...
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Old 05-12-2009, 04:42 PM   #44
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3/8 drive socket set
1/2 drive socket set
3/4 drive socket set
slip joint pliars
needle nose pliars
circlip tool
allen wrench set, standard
allen wrench set, metric
screwdrivers
crescent wrenches, small, medium, large
box end wrenches, standard
box end wrenches, metric
pipe wrenches, small and large
claw hammer
ball peen hammer
vise
anvil
soldering torch
"helping hands" clamps
MIG welder
4" grinder
Honda generator
5HP air compressor
impact wrench
impact sockets, standard
impact sockets, metric
torque wrench
air nozzle
6" disc DA
engine hoist
engine stand
3/8 drill
drill bits
brake hone
sledge hammer
car ramps
hyd. floor jack
hyd. bottle jack
6' handyman jacks
assortment of log chains
C-clamps
tow strap
tow rope
wire stripper/crimper
tap and die set
bench grinder (with wire wheel on one side)
halogen shop lights
refrigerator
gas grill
picnic table
silverware
placemats
candle
boom box
cigar humidor
lighter
car magazines
swiss army knife
concrete blocks
vise grips, small, medium, large, needlenose
tire changing machine
tire balancing machine
gas-powered pressure washer
sandblasting rig
acid dip tank
portable paint booth
digital caliper
tape measure
BMX freewheel removing adapter
grease gun
oil can
jug of anti freeze
jug of distilled water
battery charger
jumper cables
volt/ohm meter
test light
test leads
electric buffer
polishing compound
hacksaw
sawzall
chainsaw
riding lawn mower
outboard motor
trimming shears
windex
dawn (cleans grease right outta yer way!)
rags
beer
wading pool
rubber ducky
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sunglasses
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Old 05-12-2009, 07:14 PM   #45
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jeep45238: Take a good look at the "shake light" A friend of mine had bought one, and it stopped working. He took it apart and found out that it had a lithium button cell hidden inside. The shake mechanisim was purely for looks - It wasn't wired to anything. I'm not saying that all are like this. I'm sure maybe some of them actually work as described, but his was a fake.

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Mine's transparent so you can see all of the wiring and circuitry. There's no battery anywhere. You've gotta shake it for a minute or two to get anything and randomly shake it to keep it going.

Totally shake only
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Old 05-12-2009, 07:53 PM   #46
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I found some tools in my car, that the previous owner put there, after driving it for 10k miles.

I carried a hammer and a 12, 14, and 11/16th wrenches to a friends shop today to do a front brake job.

I used to own a shop full of tools, never really wanted to carry them around with me, unless I had some crazy problem like the car dying on the side of the road. Then it was always the wrong tool.

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Old 05-12-2009, 08:32 PM   #47
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The one I was talking about was transparent as well... but if it stops, and shaking it makes it work again then you got a real one... We took one apart when it stopped working, and we found a lithium button cell hidden inside, and the copper wire from the shake mechanisim didn't connect to anything.

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Old 05-14-2009, 11:35 AM   #49
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The car is pretty much totally cleaned out. There are no tools in it. There is a compressor/jump starter in it and a flashlight though. I only used the jump starter once on someone elce's car that I stopped to help at the side of the road..

The Jeep.....well there's just too much to list.
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Old 07-11-2009, 08:55 PM   #50
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I don't keep anything in my car. The only tool in my car is a monkey wrench.

I keep up on the maintenance, tire condition, etc. etc. so I know what condition pretty much everything is in. having a bunch of tools won't fix a bad alternator or distributor. its better to have something, but think about it. what could possibly happen? you start overheating, timing belt breaks, lose spark, fuel pump goes out. you need parts, having a bunch of random tools doesn't mean anything. your going to have to tow.

I can see jumper cables
extra fluid
spare, with stock jack and tools
fuses, you could use fuses from other devices that you don't need to get home.
a basic socket set, and screwdrivers.
and a flash light.


from my experience. people that have these freak occurances where random things fail, don't know the car and haven't keep up with the maintenance.
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