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    Default Need somebody to keep my baby running (061)

    Find myself in a strange situation, I reverted to the mechanic that used to look after my RAV after the dealership's mechanic missed a faulty thermostat on my Gypsy during 3 attempts and never actually figured it out.
    "My" mechanic did an excellent job as always, bitched about the agent refusing to give trade discount, found alternatives and when I got the Gypsy backed there was a marked improvement, my vehicle had been checked over and was Damaraland-ready.
    Not cheap but more than reasonable, I didn't take the early settlement discount and paid the invoice.

    Next service is (over) due and he's been refusing my calls for about 2 weeks, not about to force matters by visiting the shop.

    I need to work in a Henties trip and I'm out of time so I'm going to do a basic fluid service myself, more than capable of doing that, but I'm no mechanic.

    Recommendations please for a shop that would be willing to service & repair my Gypsy. It's not a Toyota but about as complicated as a parafien stoof, and excepting shocks, spares have never been an issue.
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    Ry daar verby en maak n afspraak. Ek is seker daar is n logiese verduideliking hoekom hy nie terugkom na jou toe nie. Die kans is goed dat dit nie persoonlik is nie.

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    If you dont come right go and speak to Marco at Marco's Auto Clinic in prosperita, am sure he would be willing to help.
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    Default Re: Need somebody to keep my baby running (061)

    Hy lé seker onder n voertuig as jy bel...

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    Hy het nog net goeie werk vir my gedoen so ek sal nie name&shame nie, maar nee, hy het my klomp keer dood gedruk, soms meer as een keer per dag, en dis die enigste manier wat ek hom ooit in die hande gekry het.
    Ek vermoed hy wil nie aan iets sonder Toyota badge werk nie

    Thanks for the suggestion, more practical than the option in Lafrenz.
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    When I was still in Windhoek, I used VK Workshop to look after my old Cruiser and was always very happy.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DustGypsy View Post
    Hy het nog net goeie werk vir my gedoen so ek sal nie name&shame nie, maar nee, hy het my klomp keer dood gedruk, soms meer as een keer per dag, en dis die enigste manier wat ek hom ooit in die hande gekry het.
    Ek vermoed hy wil nie aan iets sonder Toyota badge werk nie

    Thanks for the suggestion, more practical than the option in Lafrenz.
    Dis net weird... Wonder hoekom hy dit sal doen. Anyway, hoop jy kom reg met iemand wat jou kan help.

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    Ek wonder of hy nie moedeloos is met Suzuki se parte beskikbaarheid en pryse . My vrou se Swift is 'n goeie kar maar as dit by parte kom , nee dankie absoluut belaglik . Sal hom maar vervang met 'n Toyota!
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    Quote Originally Posted by JWR View Post
    Ek wonder of hy nie moedeloos is met Suzuki se parte beskikbaarheid en pryse . My vrou se Swift is 'n goeie kar maar as dit by parte kom , nee dankie absoluut belaglik . Sal hom maar vervang met 'n Toyota!
    Toyota en Suzuki werk nou saam (Suzuki Baleno is nou net beskikbaar gestel as die Toyota Starlet)t, so hopelik raak daai situasie nou beter

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lou07 View Post
    Toyota en Suzuki werk nou saam (Suzuki Baleno is nou net beskikbaar gestel as die Toyota Starlet)t, so hopelik raak daai situasie nou beter
    Dit is net op die Baleno en Starlet van toepassing , glo my ek het klaar daai navorsing gedoen. Ek werk by Toyota
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    Quote Originally Posted by JWR View Post
    Dit is net op die Baleno en Starlet van toepassing , glo my ek het klaar daai navorsing gedoen. Ek werk by Toyota
    https://www.iol.co.za/motoring/lates...genes-50233465

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    So far that is only for overseas markets . Locally it is only the Starlet/Baleno deal . We don't know yet if the small SUV that Toyota is planning for SA is Suzuki based or not!
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    Quote Originally Posted by JWR View Post
    Ek wonder of hy nie moedeloos is met Suzuki se parte beskikbaarheid en pryse . My vrou se Swift is 'n goeie kar maar as dit by parte kom , nee dankie absoluut belaglik . Sal hom maar vervang met 'n Toyota!
    Kan wees, hy was baie ontsteld omdat Suzuki nie vir hom trade discount op die parte wou geen nie.
    Nou is Auas Motors die nuwe agent, en dis ook die plek waar ek die grootste kar part prys skok van my lewe gekry het, 7000 vir 'n alternator en dit was in die middel 90's, ek het nie eers 7000 per maand verdien nie!

    Ek was besig om bekommerd te raak want ek het gehoor die Gypsy word nie meer gebou nie, maar skeinbaar het hulle stock gekry, daar staan paar nuwes en hulle het dit adverteer....
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    Was daai alternator vir n 250D Isuzu?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pieter van Eeden View Post
    Was daai alternator vir n 250D Isuzu?
    Net so.
    Kurt's Auto Electric het 'n Bosch voorsien en daai pomp oorgebou op die nuwe alternator sonder moeite....en ek kon dit bekostig.
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    Ons ook daai paadjie gestap. Alternator laat oordoen by n Duitser wat verskriklik gevloek het. Jare daarna het ons nog daaroor gepraat. Ek sal maar nie name noem nie, maar die ou het n goeie job gedoen.

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