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sudso
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Unread post by sudso » October 25th, 2006, 1:33 am

Sorry I cant help ya mate. A look in the Yellow pages will guide you to some specialist 4wd repairers.
I found this one: The Trans Man Lonsdale and another: 4x4 Transmissions Winsdor Gardens
The only mechanic I fully trusted when I was in Adelaide retired from mechanics years ago to do IT. He would fix it right the first time, every time. Never had to take it back for a second fix. Wish the bugger was still a mechanic.

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Unread post by Nemesis » October 25th, 2006, 2:08 am

Got some mates and a few $ to hire a gearbox jack for the weekend? Nice and cheap...... ;)
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Unread post by sudso » October 25th, 2006, 2:32 am

Nemesis

Good idea if you and your mates can do it.
You need a car hoist or a pit to use a gearbox jack though.

Those transmission saddles (adaptors) that fit on your trolley jack are pretty handy too if you dont have access to a pit or hoist.
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Unread post by 2 BRUTAL » October 25th, 2006, 7:35 am

If you do decide to do it yourself Patrick, I hope you've had your wheat bix before hand. GQ boxs are extremely heavy, also make sure you pull the carpet back inside around the sticks and remove the rubber boots etc to give you a lot more room to wiggle the thing out, it will be very hard withuot a hoist or a pit, because they are soooooooooooo big and heavy.
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Unread post by Disco_Alex » October 25th, 2006, 7:47 am

2 BRUTAL

What abt a paj me and dad might be doing 1 thursday think i might need too have my wheat bix:D:D;)
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Unread post by et4wd » October 25th, 2006, 8:43 am

Only one's i used to know about that were any good where Jacobs Automatic's near Arndale shopping centre they were in the "family" so i know they were good! ( the family being a bunch of Business that we used to deal with when i was drag racing ) it's still going now and i still use them from time to time for bits for my 4by.

The second one i have heard are good is SA Race, Modbury Transmissions i have chatted to them about probs with my trans and they have told me how to fix it over the phone! they seem pretty genuine and dont blow sunshine up your ass just to get you in there and then charge you an arm and a leg.

EDIT: have just found out from a "family" member that the Jacobs are shut.... DAMN but they reckon the old man is still doing jobs from home i'll look into it!

Hope this helps,

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Unread post by MicknFi » October 25th, 2006, 2:03 pm

"2003GU - Adelaide

Ya gotta get off me first Patrick ;-)

When I was living in Adelaide I used cross country 4x4 for all of my repairs and did a good job and saved me a bucket load of $$$.
They are just off South Road near that Simex Tyre place.

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Unread post by azzad » October 25th, 2006, 4:01 pm

I used Rowell and Searle on Pulteney St in the city years ago for a trany for my torana, they were great back then but that was about 10 years ago.

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Unread post by Budha » October 25th, 2006, 4:39 pm

Ring your local RAC and ask who they recommend

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Unread post by Dogsta » January 23rd, 2007, 1:11 pm

Can anyone recomend a Diesel Mechanic on the Central Coast or Newcastle who I can use for a pre purchase inspection and on going servicing. The bloke I use has shut up shop and moved interstate. (Hope I didn't drive him away with my constant asking of questions)
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Unread post by RockyV » January 23rd, 2007, 2:31 pm

where abouts on the CC are you?

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Unread post by Dogsta » January 23rd, 2007, 3:11 pm

Northern end, @ Lake Munmorah.
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Looking for good 4WD workshop in Melbourne

Unread post by bearemy_GU » March 29th, 2007, 3:58 pm

I'm looking a good 4wd workshop around Melbourne, which able to do various things such as electrical wiring, install diff breather, source various brand of accessories, pre trip inspection , advice etc2. Basically to maintain my 4wd in long term.
So far I'm dealing with ARB workshop, but since they ARB workshop, they wouldn't source other accessories etc2 and sometime a bit biased about their product. :)
So anyone know a good one around Melbourne that you can trust for long term ?

Thanks in advance

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Unread post by grimbo » March 29th, 2007, 4:16 pm

were are you located?

On Track in Keilor are good. they do servicing and mods etc. Mainly focussed towards patrols but do other makes as well

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Unread post by bearemy_GU » March 29th, 2007, 4:23 pm

South Eastern Suburbs.
Do you have their contact details ? or website ?

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