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by Scooter
Wed Apr 03, 2024 2:06 pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Blanking plug or switch
Replies: 4
Views: 577

Re: Blanking plug or switch

Thanks, I bought a M16x1.5 sump plug that fits.



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by Scooter
Tue Apr 02, 2024 5:40 pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Blanking plug or switch
Replies: 4
Views: 577

Re: Blanking plug or switch

Thanks FD, yes been a while. I don't get much pc time anymore so can't sit on the forums. Thanks for the pic, I have checked my manual and the online epc and seems in the absence of finding any other switch for that hole it has to just be a blanking screw. Most definitely bigger in size than the vac...
by Scooter
Tue Apr 02, 2024 11:04 am
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Blanking plug or switch
Replies: 4
Views: 577

Blanking plug or switch

Good morning Hiluxers I am in the process of refitting the original motor in my 4y sfa after years of the Chinese replacement. The question I have, could someone please check something for me? On the left side of the cylinder head at the front and below the radiator pipe, there is a vacuum switch. T...
by Scooter
Wed Dec 20, 2023 12:20 pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: 4y running on two cylinders
Replies: 0
Views: 1454

4y running on two cylinders

So my 4y decided it wants to give me bollie.... Started with some splittering and hesitation and grew to what it is now.... It seems it is running only on cylinder 3 and 4. I have replaced: distributor cap, leads, plugs, rotor. I even had a Chinese carb on here before it happened since the float in ...
by Scooter
Wed Sep 27, 2023 7:57 am
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Passenger door mirror
Replies: 0
Views: 2533

Passenger door mirror

Good morning all I had a mishap a few weeks back that involved a ratchet strap, some steel and a corner.... Short story, steel won and came down on the passenger side mirror. The Chinese replacements have flat glass in them which is terrible. Anyone have a spare mirror lying about with the curved gl...
by Scooter
Wed Sep 27, 2023 7:49 am
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: 4y Float
Replies: 5
Views: 1760

Re: 4y Float

Morning all, still on the hunt for a float.

Anyone out there with one "floating" around?

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by Scooter
Thu Mar 16, 2023 8:19 pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: 4y Float
Replies: 5
Views: 1760

Re: 4y Float

And of course any idea on conversion cost these days?

I see Louis Z is still around and looks like he is the man to ask about EFI?
by Scooter
Thu Mar 16, 2023 8:17 pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: 4y Float
Replies: 5
Views: 1760

Re: 4y Float

Hey FD long time no type......hope you are doing well? How's the place at the Vaal? Did it live through the floods, hope so? RE float, I have thought about EFI and I have just overhauled the original motor and getting ready to do the switch so EFI at the same time would work well. Anyone out there g...
by Scooter
Thu Mar 16, 2023 10:47 am
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: 4y Float
Replies: 5
Views: 1760

4y Float

Morning all, been an extremely long time since I've been on this forum :silent:

I'm hoping someone out there can help me with a float for my 4y Nikki carburettor.

The current one broke in the bowl and of course the stealers don't seem to have any spares for these old vehicles.
by Scooter
Tue Jul 03, 2018 9:46 am
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: '05 Vigo Shocks
Replies: 6
Views: 1714

Re: '05 Vigo Shocks

So after driving around with the noise and constantly checking things, I put the vehicle up on all fours and ran it. Found the right rear wheel bearing was shot and making a hell of a noise. Since they are press fit bearings it makes the standard tug test useless and only a stethoscope worked. Pulle...
by Scooter
Sun May 13, 2018 10:33 am
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Oxygen sensor 4.0 v6
Replies: 8
Views: 3958

Re: Oxygen sensor 4.0 v6

I found a second hand one and tested it with a multimeter and all was good. Put it in the truck and fault is now gone.

Cost R300 and worth a try in my book

Thanks for the tip on Halfway, I have bought from Parusha before and yes her prices are always good.

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by Scooter
Thu May 10, 2018 3:42 pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: '05 Vigo Shocks
Replies: 6
Views: 1714

Re: '05 Vigo Shocks

Thanks I'll take a look.

Any specific models?

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by Scooter
Thu May 10, 2018 9:40 am
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: '05 Vigo Shocks
Replies: 6
Views: 1714

'05 Vigo Shocks

I have been battling with some strange noises while driving and I thought perhaps the wheel bearings but I did the usual wheel tug and there is no movement there. Having lifted the vehicle to check that I then noticed the shocks are leaking which of course would create handling issues as well as som...
by Scooter
Thu May 10, 2018 9:25 am
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Oxygen sensor 4.0 v6
Replies: 8
Views: 3958

Re: Oxygen sensor 4.0 v6

Thanks Johan, I gave it a clean but alas it is broken as there is no resistance or continuity measured across the two black wires. It seems though that all these sensors are the same for all cars and the guys tell the difference by the number and colour of the wires. So sourcing a cheaper option is ...
by Scooter
Thu Apr 12, 2018 7:54 am
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Oxygen sensor 4.0 v6
Replies: 8
Views: 3958

Re: Oxygen sensor 4.0 v6

Morning Gents I have checked the wiring and all is good. I will take it out today and give it a clean and see what happens. I was able to source a generic sensor from Mintrams (they will order) for almost half what the stealers want. The only thing of course is whether it will work or not. As soon a...
by Scooter
Tue Apr 10, 2018 8:48 am
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Oxygen sensor 4.0 v6
Replies: 8
Views: 3958

Oxygen sensor 4.0 v6

Morning all.... My V6 recently decided to show the engine check light and upon investigation it has the fault code P0037. The description of the code is oxygen sensor Bank 1 Sensor 2, meaning the sensor just before the second catilytic converter and not the one closer to the manifold. Has anyone had...
by Scooter
Fri Jun 30, 2017 6:46 am
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: cylinder head rebuild
Replies: 11
Views: 2389

Re: cylinder head rebuild

When you have the head off, make sure to check that the head and block mating surfaces are level and flat. Use a steel rule across the surface and check for gaps. A warped head can cause the same thing so check carefully and if you find any gap have the head skimmed flat. Sent from my SM-G955F using...
by Scooter
Tue Nov 15, 2016 10:47 am
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: CLEANING ALUMINIUM
Replies: 46
Views: 7164

Re: CLEANING ALUMINIUM

I landed up using a quick wash with petrol and then a soak in Prepsol and a power washer. Worked like a charm..... The key is to let it soak in the Prepsol for as long as possible. Inside the timing chain cover... [img]http://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20161115/1e350e7f3be518d337b186da00c84c41.jpg[/img]
by Scooter
Tue Nov 15, 2016 10:39 am
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: 3.0D4D Oil filter
Replies: 35
Views: 10176

Re: 3.0D4D Oil filter

I was fortunate enough to work for Mercedes many years back and as part of the job we had to buy our own special tools and a filter wrench was one of the first. This is the special tool the agents normally use and luckily it fits most of the cars I have had with the exception of the 4y. It even fits...
by Scooter
Wed Sep 07, 2016 2:46 pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: 4.0 v6 Head gasket
Replies: 18
Views: 4724

Re: 4.0 v6 Head gasket

My decision at the end of the day was to just do the recon and leave the gas flow.

Whilst the exhaust os off I'll take a hammer and chisel to the manifold cats.

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by Scooter
Wed Sep 07, 2016 12:02 pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: CLEANING ALUMINIUM
Replies: 46
Views: 7164

Re: CLEANING ALUMINIUM

I've actually got plenty bench space...........its just being used to store other crap and Im too lazy to move it :shh: :shh:
by Scooter
Wed Sep 07, 2016 10:56 am
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: CLEANING ALUMINIUM
Replies: 46
Views: 7164

Re: CLEANING ALUMINIUM

Seems some more stripping is in order, I have run out of space with all the parts lying around.

Reckon my wife wont mind me using the bath :naah: :naah:
by Scooter
Wed Sep 07, 2016 10:25 am
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: CLEANING ALUMINIUM
Replies: 46
Views: 7164

Re: CLEANING ALUMINIUM

Now that's an idea Greg.............Quentin, my block is waiting, no rush :mocking:
by Scooter
Wed Sep 07, 2016 9:49 am
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: 4.0 v6 Head gasket
Replies: 18
Views: 4724

Re: 4.0 v6 Head gasket

I have dropped off the heads to get reconditioned and am um ing and ah ing about whether gas flow is worth paying double the price for. The price to recon turned out to be more than expected already and I'm not sure what gains I would really notice. Any thoughts? Sent from my SM-G920F using Tapatalk
by Scooter
Wed Sep 07, 2016 8:55 am
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: CLEANING ALUMINIUM
Replies: 46
Views: 7164

Re: CLEANING ALUMINIUM

Having just pulled my motor and finished stripping it to get the heads away for recon I sat thinking about the best way to go forward with cleaning. I'm in two minds on whether or not to strip the block and give it a proper clean as there is quite a lot of sludge and carbon buildup inside. Any sugge...
by Scooter
Tue Aug 30, 2016 12:45 pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: 4.0 v6 Head gasket
Replies: 18
Views: 4724

Re: 4.0 v6 Head gasket

I managed to find a engine crane and stand that I can borrow so as soon as I have fetched them I can continue with the job.

Having the motor on a stand out the of the vehicle will make it much easier to work on.

Lets hope it all goes according to plan.
by Scooter
Mon Aug 29, 2016 12:09 pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: 4.0 v6 Head gasket
Replies: 18
Views: 4724

Re: 4.0 v6 Head gasket

So I started stripping this morning and have been slowly realising why some say it is easier to remove the entire engine. The front timing chain cover is also attached with bolts inside the sump and the sump can't be removed without lifting the motor it seems. Any suggestions from someone who has do...
by Scooter
Sat Aug 27, 2016 10:53 pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: 4.0 v6 Head gasket
Replies: 18
Views: 4724

Re: 4.0 v6 Head gasket

Although gas flow will not make a huge difference unless I get a new exhaust system to help the gases leave easier. And of course a set of branches......

Where will it end [emoji12]

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by Scooter
Sat Aug 27, 2016 10:49 pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: 4.0 v6 Head gasket
Replies: 18
Views: 4724

Re: 4.0 v6 Head gasket

I will most certainly enquire about a price to gas flow

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by Scooter
Fri Aug 26, 2016 5:01 pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: 4.0 v6 Head gasket
Replies: 18
Views: 4724

Re: 4.0 v6 Head gasket

Gasket kit ordered along with new thermostat. Went to Parusha at Honeydew Toyota and got 15% off the parts.

Spoke with Shaun at Van Der linde developments and they will skim the heads and reseat the valves.
Labour R2500, hopefully no extras needed.

Will pull the heads next week.
by Scooter
Fri Aug 26, 2016 8:00 am
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: 4.0 v6 Head gasket
Replies: 18
Views: 4724

Re: 4.0 v6 Head gasket

Thanks, I dealt with Parusha for the water pump and yes she is very friendly and helpful. Can't say the same for the guys at monument. I'll give her a call and see if she can match the cost of the original from Gemini. Or at least make it more enticing so as not to have to drive to JHB. Had a look a...
by Scooter
Fri Aug 26, 2016 7:19 am
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: 4.0 v6 Head gasket
Replies: 18
Views: 4724

Re: 4.0 v6 Head gasket

Thanks Mars, all good points I'll be sure to do.

Anyone got a decent, trustworthy engineering shop on the westrand?



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by Scooter
Thu Aug 25, 2016 9:35 am
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: 4.0 v6 Head gasket
Replies: 18
Views: 4724

Re: 4.0 v6 Head gasket

Thanks Dirk, I will check it out. Mine is a 2005 with about 230k km on it. I did read that there have been a few people with the same issue. Pity but I guess it can't all be roses. I'll see what I find when it's stripped but hopefully no need to do the heads. Sent from my SM-G920F using Tapatalk
by Scooter
Thu Aug 25, 2016 7:58 am
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: 4.0 v6 Head gasket
Replies: 18
Views: 4724

4.0 v6 Head gasket

So after replacing the radiator, water pump and fuel pump on my truck it was still losing water. Off to silverton radiators to have a pressure test and combustion test done. Fears were unfortunately realised as the colour blue slowly changed to yellow [emoji35] [img]http://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/2...
by Scooter
Tue Aug 23, 2016 1:04 pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: 4l V6 Petrol Pump replacement
Replies: 23
Views: 6790

Re: 4l V6 Petrol Pump replacement

I can tell you that after recently replacing my pump, that strainer filter on the end of the pump was as dirty as yours. Since I was replacing the whole unit I didn't need to clean it but I gave it a shake in some clean fuel and we'll the fuel was more like chocolate milk afterwards. I'm sure that i...
by Scooter
Thu Aug 11, 2016 5:45 pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Vigo 4.0 v6 water pump
Replies: 14
Views: 3234

Re: Vigo 4.0 v6 water pump

Mine is a 2005 with 236k on it. My radiator was leaking at the plastic tank joints and as above at the water pump. I never saw any sign of the pump leaking, only the dry antifreeze on the radiator tank. But while I had the radiator out and the fan off I decided to check under the pump just in case a...
by Scooter
Wed Aug 10, 2016 4:04 pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Vigo 4.0 v6 water pump
Replies: 14
Views: 3234

Re: Vigo 4.0 v6 water pump

Seems there is a welsh plug there that was leaking.

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by Scooter
Wed Aug 10, 2016 4:03 pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Vigo 4.0 v6 water pump
Replies: 14
Views: 3234

Re: Vigo 4.0 v6 water pump

I dont know if the pictures came through the firsr time of the leaking pump... Image Link Broken
by Scooter
Wed Aug 10, 2016 3:52 pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Vigo 4.0 v6 water pump
Replies: 14
Views: 3234

Re: Vigo 4.0 v6 water pump

Let me tell you...... I picked up the pump from honeydew toyota with discount for R3400. I then installed said pump and all is good. Its not such a bad job but i used to be a mechanic so whats easy for me might not be for someone else. The only left hand thread bolt is the tensioner pulley bolt whic...
by Scooter
Wed Aug 10, 2016 10:42 am
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Vigo 4.0 v6 water pump
Replies: 14
Views: 3234

Re: Vigo 4.0 v6 water pump

The offending part......
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by Scooter
Wed Aug 10, 2016 10:02 am
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Vigo 4.0 v6 water pump
Replies: 14
Views: 3234

Vigo 4.0 v6 water pump

Hi guys, has anyone replaced the water pump on their v6 and if so where did you get the pump and at what cost? My radiator has been leaking so I finally got around to replacing it but have found that the water pump also needs replacing.....never ends. Stealers want around R4000 Gemini system is down...
by Scooter
Mon Jul 25, 2016 6:59 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: Wifi 4 home. Please help!!!
Replies: 86
Views: 13984

Re: Wifi 4 home. Please help!!!

I did the same thing when I looked for a service provider. I use Axxess and they have control of the ADSL line and have no issues. They are pretty good at sorting out any issues you may have pretty quickly. Axxess have a 24hr service line if the trouble hits when insomnia does. They also recently do...
by Scooter
Fri Jan 22, 2016 7:35 pm
Forum: General Hilux Discussions
Topic: Buying concerns 3.0 D4D or 4.0 V6
Replies: 35
Views: 20427

Re: Buying concerns 3.0 D4D or 4.0 V6

I am still driving both around and I tell you what, it is hard to match the SFA feeling.

Yes the V6 has power but the SFA just feels more rugged and butch. It will be hard to see it go.

I do agree though FD, the V6 in the SFA would be awesome



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by Scooter
Fri Jan 22, 2016 10:15 am
Forum: General Hilux Discussions
Topic: Cup Holder
Replies: 13
Views: 7434

Re: Cup Holder

Having just bought the V6 I was wondering the same thing and came across this video....

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by Scooter
Thu Jan 21, 2016 10:48 am
Forum: General Hilux Discussions
Topic: Buying concerns 3.0 D4D or 4.0 V6
Replies: 35
Views: 20427

Re: Buying concerns 3.0 D4D or 4.0 V6

Lets try again
by Scooter
Thu Jan 21, 2016 10:02 am
Forum: General Hilux Discussions
Topic: Buying concerns 3.0 D4D or 4.0 V6
Replies: 35
Views: 20427

Re: Buying concerns 3.0 D4D or 4.0 V6

Arghhhh, me and tapatalk are not friends

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by Scooter
Wed Jan 20, 2016 5:41 pm
Forum: General Hilux Discussions
Topic: Buying concerns 3.0 D4D or 4.0 V6
Replies: 35
Views: 20427

Re: Buying concerns 3.0 D4D or 4.0 V6

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by Scooter
Wed Jan 20, 2016 5:40 pm
Forum: General Hilux Discussions
Topic: Buying concerns 3.0 D4D or 4.0 V6
Replies: 35
Views: 20427

Re: Buying concerns 3.0 D4D or 4.0 V6

So after all the non biased V6 votes I decided to against the norm........NOT. I now possess a machine that is a joy to drive with all that power in the V6. I will now be selling my SFA so those that are looking for one keep an eye out for mine shortly. I still love my SFA though and drove it today....
by Scooter
Thu Jan 07, 2016 12:02 pm
Forum: General Hilux Discussions
Topic: Buying concerns 3.0 D4D or 4.0 V6
Replies: 35
Views: 20427

Re: Buying concerns 3.0 D4D or 4.0 V6

Thys, Howd you guess all I needed was a slight push in the right direction...... :twisted: Lorenzo, thanks for the input. I am leaning toward the V6 and in an Auto but have also read about the hunting for gears up a hill. How much of an issue was it really? I guess changing injectors on the diesel i...
by Scooter
Thu Jan 07, 2016 7:29 am
Forum: General Hilux Discussions
Topic: Buying concerns 3.0 D4D or 4.0 V6
Replies: 35
Views: 20427

Re: Buying concerns 3.0 D4D or 4.0 V6

Thanks for the input gents. Whilst I understand the fuel consumption is shocking it is not really worse than I currently have with the SFA. Im currently getting around 6km / L :shock2: and thats with a new fong kong motor. I have tried everything to get it better, bar EFI. One thing I can say is tha...
by Scooter
Wed Jan 06, 2016 3:53 pm
Forum: General Hilux Discussions
Topic: Buying concerns 3.0 D4D or 4.0 V6
Replies: 35
Views: 20427

Buying concerns 3.0 D4D or 4.0 V6

Hey guys Been a long time since I have had been on the forum and I have no excuse other than I hate sitting at a desk in front of a PC :shh: I am currently looking at upgrading to a newer Hilux, well newer than my current SFA ('94) I was looking mainly at the 3.0 D4D or a 2.7 Petrol. After doing som...
by Scooter
Sat Sep 21, 2013 8:00 am
Forum: General Hilux Discussions
Topic: 4y engines
Replies: 12
Views: 4592

Re: 4y engines

It is time for me to replace mine too as mine is now slowing down drastically on hills and smoking on start up. Gemini in JHB import their motorsfrom Japan. Where the Jap supplier gets them who knows but Gemini assure me that they are a good import and have had no problems. They of course sell plent...
by Scooter
Tue Jul 16, 2013 8:25 pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Bogi cords
Replies: 14
Views: 2402

Re: Bogi cords

You can get solid core lead at Gemini in JHB. They tend not to need replacement as often as carbon or graphite core leads because the inner doesnt crack due to the heat.

I bought a set about 4 years ago at a price of R120 when bougis were R650 or so. I have never had a problem with them.
by Scooter
Mon Jul 01, 2013 1:51 pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Drive train wind up
Replies: 6
Views: 1120

Re: Drive train wind up

So the fears were right and the spider/planetary gears are FUBAR.

Now comes the part in trying to remove the rear axles. The things are vas jong :wth:

Any big hammer ideas on removing them?
by Scooter
Mon Jul 01, 2013 9:09 am
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Drive train wind up
Replies: 6
Views: 1120

Re: Drive train wind up

I fear you might be right Andy. I just jacked it up at the rear and gave the wheels a turn and instead of them turning in opposite directions like they are supposed to when in 2H they turn together. Let me rephrase actually, they turn in opposites for a turn or so then they lock together. I have dis...
by Scooter
Sun Jun 30, 2013 7:49 pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Drive train wind up
Replies: 6
Views: 1120

Re: Drive train wind up

Unfortunately I dont have a gearmax with difflock so it cant be a blocked breather. Driving in a straight line it is fine and only hops and skips on tight turns. The inner wheel in the turn is the one that slips of course because it doesn't need to turn as much as the outer wheel. This says to me th...
by Scooter
Sat Jun 29, 2013 2:24 pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Drive train wind up
Replies: 6
Views: 1120

Drive train wind up

Hey guys and gals Been a long time since ive popped in here but I have an issue on the truck that has just started. Whilst driving around town I pulled in at a garage and noticed a major "klunk" when parking. I did the usual inspections but nothing was wrong until I reversed and it happene...
by Scooter
Wed Apr 11, 2012 8:49 am
Forum: Know your fellow members
Topic: Pics of your Pets
Replies: 59
Views: 13839

Re: Pics of your Pets

Let's start with the Oldest, Stormer is an 11 yr old Border Collie.
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Then we get Savannah, She is almost 2 yrs and is a Jack Russel Cross
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Then we have Bono, the 1 yr old Saint Bernard
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by Scooter
Mon Apr 02, 2012 8:24 am
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: 4Y Head Gasket
Replies: 4
Views: 1453

Re: 4Y Head Gasket

Hey Guys, Headgasket has been replaced :thumbup: found a fair amount of water in the oil and had a leak on cylinder four and between 3 & 4 as usual. I replaced the gasket using a Victor Reinz, I am sure it will do the job. I also replaced the lifters and the thermostat (OE) and all the relevant ...
by Scooter
Wed Mar 28, 2012 11:01 am
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: 4Y Head Gasket
Replies: 4
Views: 1453

Re: 4Y Head Gasket

Hoppy, are you suggesting I strip it all down and rebuild the entire motor?

I wish I had the finances to do that right now but alas life is not so kind and I will have to make do with only doing the head for now.

What's the average pricing for a skim and pressure test these days?

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