- Mar 11, 2014
+1 the 200 would be a better bet. It's a rebranded Norbar and there's 10% off if you're quick:
Thanks, Raj. Must be a great sense of satisfaction as well as peace of mind and cost saving!Hi Springate, I got my tools based on suggestions from this thread. So far I am comfortably doing oil changes, fuel filter, cabin filter, air filter, cabin air filter as regular maintenance. I did these 4-5 times since I started doing on my own. I won’t go to garages for regular servicing and since I am doing on my own, I am doing this between 3-5K miles.
Was able to do AHC fluid flush, coolant change, propshaft greasing, differential oil change also.
Not doing heavy stuff like tyre changes, breaks etc. I tried but couldn’t crack wheel nuts. I might try those after I buy some impact tool.
I use suggestions from here, project 200 and Jaffa adventures as my process manuals
I ve to order rubbers for 4 jack stands as well. Each time I use these, I feel I am hurting the chasis by lifting it on metal stands.
I guess about 8yrs as that’s how long I had my FJ. Used for tyre rotation every 5,000 miles so 8 times, plus a few other jobs like fitting sliders and bits, but nothing where it would have been under heavy load so didn’t expect a failure.How old was the SGS one when it failed? How much work had it done?