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emergency parts kit
« on: April 20, 2017, 11:40:39 AM »
If you had a 1990 RC and were taking your family to remote mining camps and ghost towns of Colorado on easy to moderate trails, what emergency spare parts would you take? Thanks.
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    Re: emergency parts kit
    « Reply #1 on: April 20, 2017, 11:53:12 AM »
    Spare tire/jack/etc, can of fix-a-flat, cap and rotor in glove box, spool of wire 18 gauge and some terminals, small assortment of fuses, couple of hose clamps, can of gas and water, basic tools. Most important - working cell phone and charger.

    I mean in a TBI truck, what else would you plan on fixing in the field? Fixing a busted driveshaft? No. Changing a fuel pump? no. Unless you plan on carrying a hundred pounds of tools and a few hundred dollars in spare parts (alternator, computer, set of hoses, etc) you're best bet is good communication.

    Give the truck a good inspection, maybe even bring it in for yearly state inspection and let an outsider review it for a neutral opinion. Best things is to prevent the breakdown in the first place. If your battery is weak replace it now. Check all fluid levels. Worn tire? get new one now. That would be my approach.
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    Re: emergency parts kit
    « Reply #2 on: April 24, 2017, 11:54:52 AM »
    I was thinking along those same lines but I was going to throw in an ignition module and computer.  Alternator sounds good to me too.  Satellite phone is real good idea.
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    Re: emergency parts kit
    « Reply #3 on: April 24, 2017, 12:02:49 PM »
    One of the biggest Mopar TBI issue items, is the hall effect pickup (the sensor inside the dizzy). I have had them fail while driving, but mostly they will cause a no start condition, and not give any codes. With a 1/4" wrench, and a Phillips bit inside it, you can squeeze behind the dizzy, to change the pickup, without having to mess with the dist, and having to redo the timing.

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    Re: emergency parts kit
    « Reply #4 on: April 25, 2017, 09:28:59 AM »
    I just replaced my hall effect switch. It fixed a misfire and a slow start.
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