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by pietpetoors
Fri Jul 20, 2018 5:53 pm
Forum: 4x4Direct
Topic: 4x4 Direct Montana, Pretoria opens on 21 July 2018
Replies: 4
Views: 91

4x4 Direct Montana, Pretoria opens on 21 July 2018

Tomorrow morning (21 July 2018) at 08h00, 4x4 Direct Montana will officially open their doors for business. I would like to welcome Robbie van Onselen to the 4x4 Direct team and I wish him a big success for his business. The shop is situated just off Zambezi drive at Unit 9 Calliandra Place Cnr Call...
by pietpetoors
Fri Jul 20, 2018 11:49 am
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Vacuum Gauge
Replies: 3
Views: 76

Re: Vacuum Gauge

An old V8 mechanic down the road told me it is the best way to adjust air correction screw. I did google search and it seems like the Yanks love these gauges and use it all the time. The one video I checked the guy even showed how you can see where the sweet spot on your timing is with the vacuum ga...
by pietpetoors
Thu Jul 19, 2018 9:28 pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Vacuum Gauge
Replies: 3
Views: 76

Vacuum Gauge

Anybody ever used a vacuum gauge to set your air correction screw or timing?
by pietpetoors
Thu Jul 19, 2018 6:54 pm
Forum: 1979 to early 1998 Hilux (Gen 3&4 aka SFA 4x4)
Topic: Driver's Side Roof Handle Installation
Replies: 17
Views: 203

Re: Driver's Side Roof Handle Installation

If there ain't any holes you can fit rivnuts, that is what I did with my IFS Hilux when I installed Prado 90 grab handles
see
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by pietpetoors
Fri Jul 13, 2018 9:55 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: B Class merc
Replies: 16
Views: 542

Re: B Class merc

SO? What happened? Did you buy the Benz?
by pietpetoors
Fri Jul 13, 2018 8:11 am
Forum: Late 1998 to 2005 (Gen 5 aka IFS Hilux)
Topic: Prado 3.4 V6 in 2.7 Hilux
Replies: 15
Views: 304

Re: Prado 3.4 V6 in 2.7 Hilux

Yes, release stress to prevent cracking of welds and warping. It was welded onto the table when they welded it and when they did the heat treatment.
by pietpetoors
Fri Jul 13, 2018 6:46 am
Forum: Late 1998 to 2005 (Gen 5 aka IFS Hilux)
Topic: Prado 3.4 V6 in 2.7 Hilux
Replies: 15
Views: 304

Re: Prado 3.4 V6 in 2.7 Hilux

Don't see a drain plug?
Toyotas don't consume oil, once it is in, it stays there.

The beauty is that the drain plug can now be added to an easy to reach position.
by pietpetoors
Thu Jul 12, 2018 10:05 pm
Forum: Late 1998 to 2005 (Gen 5 aka IFS Hilux)
Topic: Prado 3.4 V6 in 2.7 Hilux
Replies: 15
Views: 304

Re: Prado 3.4 V6 in 2.7 Hilux

The engine was fitted, engine mountings manufactured, BUT there is not enough space for the sump. So Allen manufactured a sump. The sump must be able to take at least 5 liters since there is about 3.5 liters in circulation while the engine is running. They will also change the oil pickup to fit in t...
by pietpetoors
Mon Jul 09, 2018 7:31 pm
Forum: Wanted
Topic: Hilux4.0 V6 front CV Joint
Replies: 2
Views: 98

Re: Hilux4.0 V6 front CV Joint

Vra vir google vir plekke wat CV joints herbou. Ons het nou die dag vir 'n Prado 90 ook gesoek, omtrent selfde prys vir een. Toe kry ons by http://www.tritorq.co.za/ in die Kaap 'n hele herboude as met 2 CV joints, boots en alles, vir iets soos R3k. Die as is so dat jy net die ou een uithaal en die ...
by pietpetoors
Mon Jul 09, 2018 12:22 pm
Forum: Toyota Fortuner 4x4 Forum
Topic: Baby Fortuner
Replies: 4
Views: 287

Re: Baby Fortuner

Because it is smaller, falls into the small SUV market where they have none. The small SUV is the more "affordable" market, like Jimny, some other small Suzuki's, Ford Eco Sport, etc. Small SUV is not necessarily 4x4
by pietpetoors
Mon Jul 09, 2018 7:43 am
Forum: 4x2 Hilux's Welcome
Topic: BANDE-ADVIES
Replies: 5
Views: 243

Re: BANDE-ADVIES

Ek het ook 31" Coopers op my 1999 IFS Hilux en daar is geen probleme nie.
by pietpetoors
Mon Jul 09, 2018 7:41 am
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Oil pump
Replies: 9
Views: 193

Re: Oil pump

Does the alternator have a vacuum pump at the back?
by pietpetoors
Mon Jul 09, 2018 7:25 am
Forum: Toyota Fortuner 4x4 Forum
Topic: Baby Fortuner
Replies: 4
Views: 287

Baby Fortuner

Look at the stats at : https://businesstech.co.za/news/motoring/256217/top-10-best-selling-suvs-and-crossovers-in-south-africa/ Toyota is loosing out on the compact SUV market. Glad to see they now have this: https://www.wheels24.co.za/NewModels/baby-fortuner-for-sa-toyota-in-a-rush-to-take-on-compa...
by pietpetoors
Wed Jul 04, 2018 8:04 am
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: Toyota Jack
Replies: 7
Views: 252

Re: Toyota Jack

10 ton bottle jacks are not too expensive at the spare shops and is much higher. Agree, use wood blocks for extra height.
by pietpetoors
Wed Jul 04, 2018 8:01 am
Forum: Wanted
Topic: Suspension Spring Blades F&R
Replies: 5
Views: 272

Re: Suspension Spring Blades F&R

If the width is the same you can use the Safari one at top where it connects to the hanger and put the Hilux ones at the bottom. My Safari Jeep had only two blades at the rear when I got it and I added blades from an old Land Rover series 2 to the pack at the bottom. They were same width and it work...
by pietpetoors
Mon Jul 02, 2018 8:11 pm
Forum: Late 1998 to 2005 (Gen 5 aka IFS Hilux)
Topic: Prado 3.4 V6 in 2.7 Hilux
Replies: 15
Views: 304

Re: Prado 3.4 V6 in 2.7 Hilux

depending on the weight of your right foo
Ja, it is strange how the weight of your right foot is influenced by the sound which enters your right ear.

The deeper the growl, the less the control is.
by pietpetoors
Mon Jul 02, 2018 6:59 pm
Forum: Late 1998 to 2005 (Gen 5 aka IFS Hilux)
Topic: Prado 3.4 V6 in 2.7 Hilux
Replies: 15
Views: 304

Re: Prado 3.4 V6 in 2.7 Hilux

I paid R16,000.00 for the engine plus R1250 courier fee. I could get a engine on Gumtree for as low as R13k, but I went for Engines and More because the owner told me that he goes to Japan himself to select his engines and he always look for engines with less than 100k km. ECU not included. We will ...
by pietpetoors
Mon Jul 02, 2018 2:45 pm
Forum: Late 1998 to 2005 (Gen 5 aka IFS Hilux)
Topic: Prado 3.4 V6 in 2.7 Hilux
Replies: 15
Views: 304

Re: Prado 3.4 V6 in 2.7 Hilux

Jip, daai trokkie het in Australia so van fabriek gekom met die 5vz, in 'n tyd toe Toyota die enigste dubbelkajuit trokkie op die RSA mark was sonder 'n V6.
by pietpetoors
Mon Jul 02, 2018 2:16 pm
Forum: Late 1998 to 2005 (Gen 5 aka IFS Hilux)
Topic: Prado 3.4 V6 in 2.7 Hilux
Replies: 15
Views: 304

Prado 3.4 V6 in 2.7 Hilux

My trokkie is getting a heart transplant. Nothing wrong with the 3RZ. I just decided it is time to stop being practical and go for a bit more power and some better sound. At (hopefully) the same fuel consumtion I might as well have a bit more horses. Bought an imported 5Vz from Engines and more in H...
by pietpetoors
Wed Jun 27, 2018 5:32 pm
Forum: General Hilux Discussions
Topic: Got this yesterday!!!
Replies: 6
Views: 271

Re: Got this yesterday!!!

Very nice, enjoy
by pietpetoors
Mon Jun 25, 2018 7:48 am
Forum: Trail Reports
Topic: Plaasmol 4x4 Track Near Hopefield
Replies: 4
Views: 457

Re: Plaasmol 4x4 Track Near Hopefield

Dink jy sal die oom moet bel en hoor. Ek het gedink ons ry alleen, maar die oom en sy helper is so gretig om advies te gee en te help dat hulle amper die hele roete elke nou en dan 'n draai kom maak het en gekyk het hoe dit gaan. Daar was so paar plekke waar ons moes gate bietjie toegooi om deur te ...
by pietpetoors
Sun Jun 24, 2018 7:56 pm
Forum: Trail Reports
Topic: Plaasmol 4x4 Track Near Hopefield
Replies: 4
Views: 457

Re: Plaasmol 4x4 Track Near Hopefield

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Plaasmol
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Plaasmol Touareg
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Plaasmol Water crossing
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Plaasmol Prado Jaw
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Plaasmol Treg
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Plaasmol Die groep
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Plaasmol Jun 2018
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Plaasmol Jimny
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Plaasmol Prado
by pietpetoors
Sun Jun 24, 2018 7:51 pm
Forum: Trail Reports
Topic: Plaasmol 4x4 Track Near Hopefield
Replies: 4
Views: 457

Plaasmol 4x4 Track Near Hopefield

Since my Hilux is in hospital, getting a heart transplant, I took the Touareg out to test it's skills today. There is this new 4x4 track between Langebaan and Hopefield at Plaasmol Padstal. At first I was scheptic about driving a track in this area, as everything around here is flat. In the end I ac...
by pietpetoors
Tue Jun 19, 2018 7:33 pm
Forum: Meet the People
Topic: NEW MEMBER LOOKING FOR HELP
Replies: 7
Views: 455

Re: NEW MEMBER LOOKING FOR HELP

Welcome to the forum. Many members removed the bench and replaced it with single seats, so maybe you are lucky that somebody kept his old bench.
by pietpetoors
Tue Jun 19, 2018 11:41 am
Forum: Any Other Vehicle
Topic: Toyota supercar 1,000-hp GR
Replies: 4
Views: 449

Toyota supercar 1,000-hp GR

Toyota throws its hat back in the supercar ring with 1,000-hp GR Super Sport https://newatlas.com/toyota-1000-hp-gr-supercar/55080/ https://img.newatlas.com/toyota-gr-super-sports-7.jpg?auto=format%2Ccompress&ch=Width%2CDPR&fit=max&h=700&q=60&w=616&s=26a92ab6ad2731ba91af61ce2560f7e4 toyota-supercar....
by pietpetoors
Mon Jun 11, 2018 10:22 am
Forum: General Hilux Discussions
Topic: Got this on Friday..
Replies: 13
Views: 842

Re: Got this on Friday..

Pragtig, congrats, wish you many happy miles.
by pietpetoors
Mon Jun 11, 2018 10:20 am
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Bad miss
Replies: 9
Views: 313

Re: Bad miss

What is a 3RW engine?
by pietpetoors
Mon Jun 11, 2018 10:18 am
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Bad miss
Replies: 9
Views: 313

Re: Bad miss

Did the problem appear after you worked on the vehicle or did it just start by itself?
by pietpetoors
Thu Jun 07, 2018 7:38 am
Forum: General Hilux Discussions
Topic: 2003 Colombian Hilux Magnuson supercharger install
Replies: 4
Views: 417

Re: 2003 Colombian Hilux Magnuson supercharger install

Thank you James.
That is interresting. In our country almost nobody uses CNG conversions.
It is a very big difference in the price of fuel.
by pietpetoors
Wed Jun 06, 2018 9:24 pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Steering rack is leaking fluid, from both ends
Replies: 3
Views: 482

Re: Steering rack is leaking fluid, from both ends

Leon, when I rebuilt my Constantia I was referred to Robs Steering in Goodwood to rebuild the Constantia's steering box. They did a good job and they know their story.
I am sure they will do steering racks as well.

Robs Power Steering *
0215911741
Goodwood
by pietpetoors
Wed Jun 06, 2018 9:18 pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Is this something to worry about
Replies: 26
Views: 905

Re: Is this something to worry about

Sterkte, het nog nie self gedoen nie, maar ek hoor altyd die ouens praat van dit is nie maklik om daai bearings af te kry en jy moet passop dat jy nie die ABS ring breek in die proses nie.
by pietpetoors
Mon Jun 04, 2018 8:41 pm
Forum: General Hilux Discussions
Topic: TO FIX OR REPLACE --- THAT IS THE QUESTION
Replies: 11
Views: 664

Re: TO FIX OR REPLACE --- THAT IS THE QUESTION

Depends on how much you love it. You calculated that repair cost will be around R80k. If you have that available you can sell the KZ for R90k, as is, add the R80k and you have R170k cash on deposit for newer model or even buy a newer model cash.
by pietpetoors
Fri May 25, 2018 7:45 am
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: B Class merc
Replies: 16
Views: 542

Re: B Class merc

Another aregueent is: You Always pay for a car. Either you pay high premiums and insurance for a new car, or you pay for repair cost on an old car. You can buy her a new RAV and spend R8k per month on premiums or you can spend R8k per month on the Merc's repair cost (won't be that much) In 5 years t...
by pietpetoors
Fri May 25, 2018 7:36 am
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: B Class merc
Replies: 16
Views: 542

Re: B Class merc

Had the same problem, also followed logic, but there are so many cars I would love to drive but stay away from them because of logic. I decided to take the risk and just buy the cars I want, drive it for a while, sell it and buy the next one. As long as I always buy at a bargain and sell at a profit...
by pietpetoors
Tue May 22, 2018 8:32 am
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: B Class merc
Replies: 16
Views: 542

Re: B Class merc

Buy the Merc OR deny SWAMBO her dream Guess it depends on how often she will use it. There are many things you can have fixed NOT at agents. You can buy a proper Toyota of same year and same milleage at double the price. You can do a lot of repair work on the Merc for that R70k difference. Is not o...
by pietpetoors
Mon May 21, 2018 8:18 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: B Class merc
Replies: 16
Views: 542

Re: B Class merc

There is a reason why they are so cheap.

Spares expensive, hard to work on, not reliable vehicles.

Many other cars to choose from but Merc and BMW probably the worse of all when 2nd hand.

Why not try an Auris, for slightly more you can get an Auris of same age.
by pietpetoors
Mon May 21, 2018 8:12 pm
Forum: Any Other Vehicle
Topic: Willy's Jeep
Replies: 2
Views: 297

Re: Willy's Jeep

Beautiful
by pietpetoors
Thu May 17, 2018 9:23 pm
Forum: Stolen Hiluxes
Topic: Stolen Red Hilux Logo!
Replies: 9
Views: 600

Re: Stolen Red Hilux Logo!

I will make a plan some time to put a combination banner or something, just do not have the time right now.
by pietpetoors
Thu May 17, 2018 9:34 am
Forum: Stolen Hiluxes
Topic: Stolen Red Hilux Logo!
Replies: 9
Views: 600

Re: Stolen Red Hilux Logo!

Better?
by pietpetoors
Thu May 03, 2018 6:23 am
Forum: Engine conversions (Lexus/7M-GE/3RZ-FE etc)
Topic: SFA Hilux V8 Build
Replies: 107
Views: 9802

Re: SFA Hilux V8 Build

And then you get somebody like Swartvark who does not drive sensibly at all and does not break anything. So far ons his SFA which is a toy and the the standard 4y gearbox packed up and it's been something like 6 years now, I think.
by pietpetoors
Wed May 02, 2018 5:44 pm
Forum: Engine conversions (Lexus/7M-GE/3RZ-FE etc)
Topic: SFA Hilux V8 Build
Replies: 107
Views: 9802

Re: SFA Hilux V8 Build

See you are in Cape Town. If you look at the old SFA look for rust at the roof, just above the gutters and the A-pilar in front of the windscreen. Also the bottom of the doors tend to rust. The 1999-2005 2.7 Hilux is also a good option. They are bullet proof and the models between 1999 and 2003 dit ...
by pietpetoors
Wed Apr 25, 2018 6:25 am
Forum: 4x2 Hilux's Welcome
Topic: Pull off problem
Replies: 8
Views: 550

Re: Pull off problem

My Aygo did it twice.
It is as if the handbrake do not want to release. It happens especially if you park the vehicle either after driving in the rain or washing the car.

A friend of mine's wife bumped his Hilux against the garage wall because of the same thing.
by pietpetoors
Tue Apr 24, 2018 6:36 pm
Forum: 4x2 Hilux's Welcome
Topic: Pull off problem
Replies: 8
Views: 550

Re: Pull off problem

Brakes are binding, just try a bit harder to drive it forward or backwards, but just be careful, when it suddenly realeases it will move quickly. Depending on where it is parked make sure there is space for it to move once it gets loose.
by pietpetoors
Sat Apr 14, 2018 9:43 pm
Forum: Vehicles For Sale
Topic: 1982 Hilux spotted on Gumtree
Replies: 0
Views: 429

1982 Hilux spotted on Gumtree

Saw this one just now, price R45,000
With Ford V6 in
I see the load bin has been shortened.

https://www.gumtree.co.za/a-cars-bakkie ... 0002194209

Can be a lekker Toy for somebody.
by pietpetoors
Sun Apr 08, 2018 1:30 pm
Forum: General Hilux Discussions
Topic: Advice on selling Hilux and pricing of extras
Replies: 6
Views: 612

Re: Advice on selling Hilux and pricing of extras

Agree, is much better to sell extras seperately. At R50k above the normal selling price it will take you ages to sell your Hilux and in the end you will just drop the price. Guess you can't do much about 5, 6, 7 and 8, but 1, 2, 3 and 4 you can sell. If the spotlights are very special and expensive ...
by pietpetoors
Thu Apr 05, 2018 8:54 pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: P1251. The Journey. The Epic. The Fix.
Replies: 19
Views: 2545

Re: P1251. The Journey. The Epic. The Fix.

Johan I see you say
" Made a blanking plate for the EGR valve pipe that fits against the block"

Did you blank off your EGR?
by pietpetoors
Thu Apr 05, 2018 5:01 pm
Forum: Wheels and Tyres
Topic: 15" Pro White with 31" Dueler - R800.00
Replies: 0
Views: 376

15" Pro White with 31" Dueler - R800.00

I have 1x Pro White 15" rim with 31" Bridgestone Dualer Tyre for sale. PCD is 139.7, thus fits Hilux It was used as a spare. You can see on the holes that the rim was never fitted to a vehicle before, but the rim does have 2 scratch marks. The tyre has 5mm tread left. Price = R800.00 Whatsapp me on ...
by pietpetoors
Tue Apr 03, 2018 4:59 pm
Forum: General Mods
Topic: Universal Supercharger?
Replies: 7
Views: 412

Re: Universal Supercharger?

Don't know either, but I think on petrol it is different. If you force in more air the air flow meter reads more air and will give more fuel to keep the mixture correct. So it will not run lean. As for higher compression that can damage your engine yes. But for non turbo engines they just boost at a...
by pietpetoors
Sat Mar 31, 2018 8:30 pm
Forum: Camping and Outdoor
Topic: FS Various camping equipment for sale SOLD
Replies: 6
Views: 917

Re: FS Various camping equipment for sale

Is the tent those dark ripstop canvas tents?
by pietpetoors
Sat Mar 31, 2018 8:27 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: A new ride
Replies: 6
Views: 594

Re: A new ride

Very nice Rodger, enjoy her?
Guess this flowering season we will see some more pics then?
by pietpetoors
Sat Mar 31, 2018 6:20 pm
Forum: General Mods
Topic: Universal Supercharger?
Replies: 7
Views: 412

Re: Universal Supercharger?

Ek dink nogal omdat hy nie daai vreeslike hitte van gewone turbo het kan hy meer effektief wees en langer hou, vraag is net of n 1:20 ratkas lank gaan hou, maar ek hou van die idee
by pietpetoors
Sat Mar 31, 2018 4:13 pm
Forum: General Mods
Topic: Universal Supercharger?
Replies: 7
Views: 412

Universal Supercharger?

Do you think something like this can work as a super charger?

It has a gearbox which drives the turbo faster than the input. Seems like the input/output ratio is 1:20, which seems a bit fast to me.
Compressor ratio:1.5-1.8
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Supercharger
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by pietpetoors
Wed Mar 28, 2018 8:04 pm
Forum: Accessories for Sale
Topic: Selling some unused accessories
Replies: 7
Views: 790

Re: Selling some unused accessories

I'll take the slide.

Are you perhaps going to one of the 4x4Direct stores soon? If not I will also arrange courier.
Can you please pm me your banking details.
by pietpetoors
Mon Mar 26, 2018 2:07 pm
Forum: Wanted
Topic: Mercedes Short nose Truck Marker Sticks
Replies: 10
Views: 598

Re: Mercedes Short nose Truck Marker Sticks

WONDERLIK, Vreeslik dankie :yahoo:
by pietpetoors
Thu Mar 22, 2018 7:49 pm
Forum: Wanted
Topic: Mercedes Short nose Truck Marker Sticks
Replies: 10
Views: 598

Re: Mercedes Short nose Truck Marker Sticks

My dad also had one. Very slow but very special and reliable old trucks.

Check this one. Best Part starts at about 2:50

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by pietpetoors
Thu Mar 22, 2018 2:09 pm
Forum: Wanted
Topic: Mercedes Short nose Truck Marker Sticks
Replies: 10
Views: 598

Re: Mercedes Short nose Truck Marker Sticks

Ha ha, I think rather try 40 to 50 years old.

If I know the correct name it would be easier to search on the internet.
by pietpetoors
Thu Mar 22, 2018 10:53 am
Forum: Wanted
Topic: Mercedes Short nose Truck Marker Sticks
Replies: 10
Views: 598

Mercedes Short nose Truck Marker Sticks

What is the correct name for those marker sticks on the old short nose Mercedes trucks?

Anybody know where I can find 2x of them please?
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Mercedes marker
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by pietpetoors
Tue Mar 20, 2018 8:30 pm
Forum: Any Other Vehicle
Topic: 1980 Pontiac Trans Am Turbo
Replies: 44
Views: 3740

Re: 1980 Pontiac Trans Am Turbo

Eventually she is running, beautifully.

Only outstanding matter now is a small oil leak between engine and gearbox and a squeek on the right rear leaf spring.

Since engine has been redone thrice I guess the leak can only be the torque converter seal.

This is what she looks like now:
by pietpetoors
Mon Mar 19, 2018 9:47 pm
Forum: Pictures Only - Post a pic of your Hilux
Topic: Splitpin
Replies: 2
Views: 444

Re: Splitpin

Trokkie lyk sommer tuis met modder onder sy voete

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