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    Good work mate, my mate 100 series alternator crapped itself just before New Years too. He made it from Wauchope to Gosford with solar panels tied to the roof rack to keep him going. Still to get a new alternator.
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    Well done PACS. Your a better man than me. I hate working on cars and so do my knuckles

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    Surely you must be due for a trouble free run for while Pacs. Luck you can do the work yourself, finding a mechanic on NYE might have been hard.

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    Good work Greg, I hope you have better luck than I did, we just replaced the missus ride because we were sick of fixing it. In order of repairs in the last 2 years it needed an ECU, spark plug coil packs (one of these killed the ECU), injectors, cat converter (killed by leaky injector), fuel pump, and then air con compressor.

    This was the last straw, and given the kms (215K) on it it was probably due for timing chains pretty soon too.
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    Thanks guys it wasn't that tough a job just gets tight and being a short ass doesn't help but having the Toyota service manuals is a plus if anyone needs it I have a virtual machine I built with the software installed just need vmplayer to use

    Quote Originally Posted by OffRoadDave View Post
    Good work Greg, I hope you have better luck than I did, we just replaced the missus ride because we were sick of fixing it. In order of repairs in the last 2 years it needed an ECU, spark plug coil packs (one of these killed the ECU), injectors, cat converter (killed by leaky injector), fuel pump, and then air con compressor.

    This was the last straw, and given the kms (215K) on it it was probably due for timing chains pretty soon too.
    Wow that is a string of bad luck mate what make of car was it?
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    Quote Originally Posted by pacs View Post
    Thanks guys it wasn't that tough a job just gets tight and being a short ass doesn't help but having the Toyota service manuals is a plus if anyone needs it I have a virtual machine I built with the software installed just need vmplayer to use



    Wow that is a string of bad luck mate what make of car was it?
    VZ Commodore wagon. Was a great car up until about 190k, and then the wheels started to fall off so to speak.
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    Quote Originally Posted by OffRoadDave View Post
    VZ Commodore wagon. Was a great car up until about 190k, and then the wheels started to fall off so to speak.
    so did you replace it? or continued to fix?
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    Replaced it with a Mazda CX5 a week ago.

    VG-VY were good, it all went to pot with the Alloytec. I had a VY work car before we bought the VZ and we figured it would be alright based on my experience with the VY, but the quality of things dropped off a fair bit between the two I reckon. Lots of little things over the years showed up where they had cut corners, plastics becoming brittle and breaking clips off things, it's had 3 sets of spark plug coils through it in the 8 years we've had it, and lots of niggly little things that at the time I didn't think much of, but in hindsight make it the most unreliable car I've ever owned. Enough of that, back to all things Hilux since it's your thread.
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    I reckon given the run of (bad)luck Pacs has had & the old saying of "must have killed a Chinaman", he shall be hence forth be known as Wu the terrible !!!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Croaker View Post
    I reckon given the run of (bad)luck Pacs has had & the old saying of "must have killed a Chinaman", he shall be hence forth be known as Wu the terrible !!!!!
    get it right Croaker Pac's Wu da terrbile

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