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24
May

Holden Astra strut tops

Today I have a Holden Astra with a suspension knock noise. The front suspension strut tops have collapsed which is causing the noise. I removed and replaced these with new units, quiet and easy job with the correct tools. Not a job to ever try without a quality spring compressor as there is a lot of stored energy in the

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22
May

Holden Cruze misfire

A common fault I deal with a lot is engines misfire and running rough concerns. Today it was a Holden Cruze in Nerang. The complaint was running rough and lacking power. I found this engine to running on 3 cylinders not 4, this was quickly diagnosed with the scan tool. Replacement of the coil pack was needed. The coil pack

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21
May

Toyota 1HZ cracked head

The Toyota landcrusier with a 1HZ engine can be a reliable workhorse.  But they do not like being over heated.  This Landcruiser in Parkwood which I have to repair this week had been overheated due to a leaking radiator.  A common fault with the 1HZ engine is the cylinder head cracking between the valves with overheated.  Also cracking between the

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20
May

Classic Holden WB kingswood ute

Great change to get a classic to work on today. Holden WB Kingswood ute. This well looked after example is running a 253 V8 for now.. With a stroker 355 being built for an upgrade. Today was just a simple tune to ensure it was running well until the new driveline was ready for the big swap.

19
May

Stop leak additives – Beware

Today we saw a Holden Commodore with a common adult – a failed heater tap leaking coolant. This is a very common failure and easily fixed. A kit was installed which has the new heater tap and all 4 hoses with new clamps. When I went to fill the radiator with new coolant I found the tank filled with mud?

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17
May

Nissan Navara D40 clutch replacement

Nissan Navara D40 clutch replacements are becoming very common. This week we replaced another. The factory dual mass flywheel is the weak link in the factory set up. Both the petrol V6 and the diesel engines both have the same issues. The dual mass flywheel springs often fail as does the main plate in the flywheel. We often find this

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12
May

Hyundai Getz low oil pressure

This hyundai Getz in Mermaid beach was suffering from low oil pressure. The client called us out to inspect and repair this fault. The oil light was on on the dash, so I confirmed the oil pressure with a test gauge. The pressure was low. This is becoming a more common fault as modern engines have finer tolerances. The general

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24
Mar

2010 Triton Turbo Diesel mechanical repairs

We had very lucky customer today, with their 2010 triton turbo diesel. Due for a timing belt change right on schedule, but mention a whistling noise and a vibration. Once stripped down the balance shaft timing belt was found completed stripped of teeth! You can see in the pictures the stripped belt up against the new belt. Very lucky it

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24
Mar

Positive afternoon working on an Isuzu

Great client, who has his Isuzu truck serviced on time every time and it shows, over half a million kilometres and still running perfectly! Perfect example of how a good maintenance schedule can provide stress free driving. This Isuzu has many more years and thousands of KM of life left in it thanks to the quality servicing.