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Cracked cv boot can be repaired using super glue, then you can easyly wrap the outside of the boot.
Works well, but not on the front inner CV's due to heat from the engine and exhaust.

Silicone or similar is another solution if its a small hole. Inject a small amount in the boot to make a hernia, let dry, and it should be ok for a while.
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.. ok. Here's what I'd do on a budget

Water/Fuel - goes without saying. Take plenty of spare, especially water.

Then considering a minimal repair kit, depending on how far away you will be from the nearest town (ie: drive to a workshop) and roads with daily traffic. Also consider what you are capable and willing to fix on the side of the road / in the dirt.
  • Belts - just take a spare Alt/PS. You don't need AC if that belt goes.
  • Rad hoses -- consider repair tape instead of spares. Maybe take top/bottom hose.
  • Filters - why? What's going to happen? You could clog your air filter -- brush/knock the dust out. Fuel filter you might clog if you get crappy fuel, but again, it can be cleaned out to be serviceable - take a bottle of meths to chuck in the tank if its contaminated. If you get a holed air filter (which you probably wouldn't notice) - you could plug the hole or put a t-shirt over the lot.
  • Sensors -- I can think of six or seven that might fail. How are you going to even diagnose the problem? The most common failures (MAF, O2, knock) are not likely to completely strand you.
  • Tyre diameters -- it matters less if you're on dirt where there's easy wheel slippage. Still a risk. Consider a tyre repair kit to plug up small punctures. You need a compressor.
  • Some goop to plug rad (and exhaust) holes would be good.
  • Busted CV boots can be bodgied with plastic bags and tape for a short time.
  • Communications -- again, depends on where/size of party/etc.
  • Basic useful stuff like cable ties, hose clamps, wire, tapes, decent shovel, jack plus soft-ground plate, WD-40 or similar.
  • Tools to do reasonable repairs - 10mm, 12mm, spark plug socket, socket set, screwdrivers, pliers, hammer, etc.
  • Consider 5l of spare oil in case the worse happens and you dump all your oil.
  • maybe a couple of old spare spark plugs

And don't forget to listen to your car constantly, and just to spend 10min every day looking over your car (under, engine bay, etc) before you set off (or when you have a beer at the end of the day). Observation is 9/10 of fixing problems, and they're all easier to fix early.
This is pretty much where I would start too. 10,12,14,17,22mm sockets and wrenches. Both long handed and standard length. When was the timing belt done last? Bring extra coolant. Don't need to overheat in the outback. If possible, grab a small solar panel that you can hook to your battery when stopped during the day after driving to ensure your car will start the next morning. Wish you the best of luck in your travels. Enjoy!
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Socket set-----check!
Timing belt------30,000km ago-check!
Coolant----must buy.
150W solar panel----check!
Dual batteries-----check!
Compressor------check!

Great suggestions. Thanks!
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Works well, but not on the front inner CV's due to heat from the engine and exhaust.
Can use a piece of Sarking over the repair job to, hopefully reflect some of the heat from the cat converter.
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A small brush to remove the dust from around the tailgate sill before getting anything out.
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Haha yep, I know that one for sure...

Usually after I've used the boot as a seat and then noticed the red sports stripe running across my backside.

A mini dustpan also comes in handy inside the tent.

Got the Grabbers fitted yesterday, will post photos soon!
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Photos as promised.





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