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Recent content by AndyCook

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    Got One at Last!

    Great news you found what looks like a nice example of a Colorado. If you lived up I need north east Scotland like i do, you would appreciate the heated seats on a -10 degC snowy morning .
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    Does my front diff need a re-build?

    What about brakes, if it happens when you first move vehicle, pads could be sticking to disc and releasing with a crack noise
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    Coast to coast

    Excellent - looks like a great trip. Haven’t been down south greenlaning for about 6 years ! Just try it again.
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    1KZ-TE versus D4D?... 90 Series versus LC4?...

    My D4D 3.0 Hilux defo more powerfull than (even before I chipped it) the 1kzte Colorado I had, both auto. The Hilux also has a steinbauer chip now, so even better for power. But mpg is the same pretty much same in both about 22-25mpg. Both modified with winch, lift, underbody skid plates etc.
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    fuel flap not opening,

    Nice fix !
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    Funny how life throws you those little curve balls isn’t it? Ho hum.

    Gutted to read this Chris - fight it hard like Ben has been his illness. Good luck with it.
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    water tank solutions - water bladder

    We have used water bladders but the often taint the taste of the water with plastic or rubbernecked taste
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    Different wheels on the front and back

    I wonder what your insurance company would say about different tyre sizes and would they honour a claim
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    Metal Clunking Noise Turning / Over Bumps

    A 4Runner I used to own sometimes creaked on full lock, bump stop rubbing metal on metal. The solution was to smear some grease on the metal, that stopped the noise
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    Wondered what the smell was!

    Yuk - was that the cabin pollen filter ? When I took my Hilux in for a sevice once the mechanics found a mouse next above that filter, loads of dead grass and twigs , the mouse wasn’t there fortunately
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    Crap night at work!

    Cool photo. I also work in oil, but onshore. And for last year in home office. Geologists background, but mostly in IT these days helping geologists use subsurface software to find oil !
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    WTF Covid.

    I’m amazed folk discredit information from governments and mainstream media, but take what random folk post on social media e.g. Facebook as gospel....
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    I had one mining out our compost bin, put 3 rat traps baited with peanut butter in it, and 3 in polytunnel. Completely ignored for a week.... added a lump of chocolate to each trap And caught one 2 days later. No more digging a few weeks on, so hopefully just the one, but that’s rare they are...
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    Techstream on Windows 10

    I ended up getting a cheap old laptop with windows XP and leave it off network and use that from techstream.
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    Difficulty engaging low range

    I often have to turn off engine in my hilux to shift out of L to avoid the crunching noise, even in N. Had to today In fact towing trailer out of muddy field.