Spares and Tools Suite
I've bought my shark and am gradually learning about it. But I hear strange rumours of 'things'.
Someone keeps a spare fuel pump in the glovebox, someone else keeps an inflatable doll in the glovebox, yet a third person keeps their inflatable doll in the back, and I wonder, 'What is a good suite of spares and inflatable dolls to carry in the Shark?'
This collected wisdom of late 2003 has the items arranged alphabetically within each section, rather than in order of
criticality. We'll have a shot at that later. While the 928 is a better load-carrier than all other Porsche cars
(think about it), you're not going to fit it all in at once unless you deflate those dolls. Especially the Momma Cass one.
- Air pump belt
- Aircon compressor belt
- Power steering pump belt
- Alternator belt
These (or at least a subset) could be stored in a "big box" attached with adhesive-backed velcro to the floor mat in the rear.
- and possibly also a 36mm tube spanner for removing/installing
First Aid Kit
Should include at least:
Do Not Post Dangerous Goods or Carry Them in Your Shark
And finally, why you should NOT carry a can of WD40, tempting though it may be.
Get rid of the pressurised can of WD40. I have seen the results of a pressurised can explode on a hot day and believe me it was not a pretty sight. Can in back of wagon embedded in rear of seat back. Thankfully no one sitting in that seat at the time, plus rear screen gone. Yeah I know. It won't happen to me! Well it did. Thankfully not the Shark but the Forester. Hope readers heed this message.
As an aside to this I can't remember ever being in a situation on the road in the last 20 years where having a can of WD40 would have made any difference ...
Many thanks for their contributions to the usual suspects: Glenn Evans,
Phil Chadwick, Leonard Zech, Langdon Stevenson, Darren Fritzsch, Tim Cusack, John Humphrey,
Trevor 'Ozshark', Shane Navin for the cautionary tale, and Bruce Wilson for preparing the original
spreadsheet which made this list so much easier.
David Williams, '84 928S Grand Prix Weiss