Looky for an Indy to service a Hilux

Looky for an Indy to service a Hilux

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ATG

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18,048 posts

241 months

Tuesday 26th February 2008
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Can anyone recommend an independent to service a Hilux? We're in South West London but am happy to take it a bit of a distance to get the job done properly.

I've searched various forums, but haven't turned up any recommendations except for Tony in Basingstoke and he seems to be out of action at the moment. If it was just fluids and filters, I'd do it myself, but it looks like the exhaust needs doing as well. Any suggestions gratefully received.

Kermit power

25,440 posts

182 months

Tuesday 26th February 2008
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As a rule, exhausts tend to be just about the easiest DIY job there is on a car. smile

Just back it up onto a couple of ramps, get underneath, undo a few bolts, remove the old and reverse the process! Of course, if it's been there for a while and you've been using the Hilux properly, it might need a few soaks of WD40 over a couple of days to get the old bolts free.

ATG

Original Poster:

18,048 posts

241 months

Tuesday 26th February 2008
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Thanks for the tip. I'd normally have a crack at it, but I'm really short on time at the moment and just need someone else to deal with it and any other problems they uncover, so any suggestions for an indy would be really helpful.

normalbloke

4,875 posts

188 months

Tuesday 26th February 2008
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Service it yourself,and get the exhaust done at an exhaust specialist.

ATG

Original Poster:

18,048 posts

241 months

Tuesday 26th February 2008
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Normally I would indeed do it myself, but this time that is really not an option. I need it doing, I need it doing soon and I have no time. So ... can anyone recommend an indie?

Andy Sargeant

2,371 posts

174 months

Tuesday 26th February 2008
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If you want to give us a call tomorrow on 01737 241370 I will look at the day book and see when we can fit you in, we have been L/Rover specialists for the last 30+ years but have started servicing Toyota and Nissan 4x4's of late, it's not rocket science to fit an exhaust, bet they are a little easier than some of the L/Rovers we do, look up www.ajstyres.co.uk, feel free to phone for a chat.

Kermit power

25,440 posts

182 months

Tuesday 26th February 2008
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Andy Sargeant said:
If you want to give us a call tomorrow on 01737 241370 I will look at the day book and see when we can fit you in, we have been L/Rover specialists for the last 30+ years but have started servicing Toyota and Nissan 4x4's of late, it's not rocket science to fit an exhaust, bet they are a little easier than some of the L/Rovers we do, look up www.ajstyres.co.uk, feel free to phone for a chat.
wavey

It was you who put the BFGs on my Shogun.

You might remember me, as I was also looking at pricing for Toyos for the 260. smile

ATG

Original Poster:

18,048 posts

241 months

Wednesday 27th February 2008
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Cheers Andy, will give you a call later this morning.

Andy Sargeant

2,371 posts

174 months

Wednesday 27th February 2008
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Yes was us I think who fitted your tyres, hope they are doing what they should, we are getting some great feed back on the General AT2, the BFG's look after themselves, happy motoring mate.

Kermit power

25,440 posts

182 months

Wednesday 27th February 2008
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Andy Sargeant said:
Yes was us I think who fitted your tyres, hope they are doing what they should, we are getting some great feed back on the General AT2, the BFG's look after themselves, happy motoring mate.
They're doing just what they should. A combination of those plus the locking rear diff on the Shoggie meant I was happily trundling around Slab Common watching Pajs on big chunky mud tyres getting stuck in the sand last weekend! laugh

Andy Sargeant

2,371 posts

174 months

Wednesday 27th February 2008
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Plus your driving skill sir, sometimes an aggressive tyre is not the right choice in sand, thats why the AT tyres are a good all round choice.

normalbloke

4,875 posts

188 months

Wednesday 27th February 2008
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Mud tyres worked just fine for me at Slab....

Kermit power

25,440 posts

182 months

Wednesday 27th February 2008
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normalbloke said:
Mud tyres worked just fine for me at Slab....
:P

Not surprised in your beastie! biggrin

If I see you again, I demand a go, at the very least in the passenger seat! laugh