Pre-purchase Inspection: Prado 150





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    Default Pre-purchase Inspection: Prado 150

    Hi Guys,

    Looking at an early model Prado 150 VX 4.0 with fairly high mileage (200K). Not too bothered about that bit as I think the engine is solid, and has FSH with agents.

    However I am worried about the peripherals - specifically the suspension and water pump. Is there anywhere/anyone to take the vehicle to in JHB area who offers an inspection service. Not certain if DEKRA is up to it.

    If not, how can I check these items myself, as I am not very mechanically minded.

    Many thanks

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    Default Re: Pre-purchase Inspection: Prado 150

    Kontak HenriS op die forum. Hy het dit al vir verskeie mense gedoen.

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    Default Re: Pre-purchase Inspection: Prado 150

    I just went through the same exercise. Book it with Toyota. They ask about R1000 for a full inspection. or a R1000 just for a compression test.
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    Default Re: Pre-purchase Inspection: Prado 150

    Quote Originally Posted by cornel1610 View Post
    Kontak HenriS op die forum. Hy het dit al vir verskeie mense gedoen.
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    Default Re: Pre-purchase Inspection: Prado 150

    Thanks all

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    Default Re: Pre-purchase Inspection: Prado 150

    Quote Originally Posted by AceVentura View Post
    I just went through the same exercise. Book it with Toyota. They ask about R1000 for a full inspection. or a R1000 just for a compression test.
    Did they not pick up your suspension issue beforehand? One of your prior posts about suspension for me thinking...

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    Default Re: Pre-purchase Inspection: Prado 150

    I didnt sent it to Toyota as there wasn’t enough time (+ I made the sale from CPT). But I did inquire with Toyota and it was the intention to do so...
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    2008 Nissan Patrol 4.8 GRX A/T (199kw)
    Tough Dog Suspension | Outback Extreme Rear Replacement Bumper | Ironman Front Bumper
    Air Helpers | Snorkel | Frontrunner Roofrack

    1996 Ssangyong Musso 602EL TD A/T Exec (82kw)
    Fibreglass Snorkel | Bilstein B6 | Disco 2 springs | Frontrunner Roofrack | ARB Front bumper | Custom Rear Bumper

    Swambo : 2012 VW Polo 1.4

    Ex 1982 Citroen CX Prestige automatic
    Ex 1976 Citroen GS Club
    Ex 2013 Honda CRV Exec Auto AWD
    Ex 2007 Toyota Auris 2.0 D4D
    Ex 2010 Honda Accord 2.4i Exec Manual (148kw)
    Ex 1997 Isuzu KB280LE TD D/C 2x4
    Ex 1997 Toyota Corolla RSI (121kw)
    Ex 1989 Toyota Corolla GLI TwinCam Exec (98kw)

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    Default Re: Pre-purchase Inspection: Prado 150

    HenriS .......
    There is no task too simple for some people to complicate !



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    Default Re: Pre-purchase Inspection: Prado 150

    Agree on Henris
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