- Tue Sep 08, 2020 10:42 pm
If I respond materially to this thread, I'd be providing the Demon Murphy with a big target.
I bring :
- a spare LH so that I can swap the PEMs from my un-rebuilt original LH when it finally dies.
- my 1/4" Wera kit, Wera ratcheting screwdriver
- a small "Costco" tool kit (sockets, ratchet, etc.)
- a roll of gear wrenches
- a box of 'lectrical stuff: 53 relays, fuses, jumpers, multi-meter, heat sink with final stage amps
- shop manuals on my iPad
- AAA+ card
- credit card
- [sometimes: Bosch Hammer and/or Shark Tuner if going to a gathering]
I do make sure that there's no scheduled maintenance of any kind that's deferred and that my todo list has nothing mission-critical on it. If scheduled maintenance will come due on or shortly after the trip I'll usually accelerate it (e.g. t-belt check, etc.)
In my experience there are two things that kill a 928 dead on the side of the road *without warning*: LH failure, in-tank pump failure ('cause it sends bits into the main pump and seizes it.) IMO, If you regularly (say once per year) inspect your 928 from top to bottom (as in, via my inspection guide) and deal with any findings, your 928 very unlikely to leave you stranded on a trip.
Many, many years ago, I'd load up with an aluminum floor jack, random spares (or spares coordinated with "convoy participants") and enough tools to damn near take a 928 apart. I found that whatever you bring is what you won't need. Although, some of the stuff ends up being of use to others from time to time.
Hanlon’s Razor: Never attribute to malice that which is adequately explained by stupidity.
Heinlein’s Corollary: Never underestimate the power of human stupidity.
The Reddit Conjecture: Sufficiently advanced stupidity is indistinguishable from malice.
Worf’s Razor: Never attribute to stupidity that which is adequately explained by laziness.
Worf’s Identity: Sufficiently advanced laziness is indistinguishable from stupidity
Worf's Law: Once you've mitigated risk from stupidity and laziness in your endeavors, failure is usually the result of insufficient imagination.
My 928 Inspection Guide