been a while since i updated the build.
few changes here and there!
All started when I had a car accident which meant the hilux required a new front end.
So thought why not upgrade and put a colour coded bumper and grill on. Insurance company panel beaters actually painted the grill for me without asking. would've preferred the mesh parts to be left unpainted but oh well...
Then came the MCC Falcon Winch bar. Great guy to deal with at the mcc store. Spent quite a while adjusting the bar with shims to get it sitting pretty good. I need to sort out and issue with it though...seems to shake a fair bit on the wings on rough roads. you can actually hear it hitting the guards. The spotlights also bounce a bit. on the nudge bar they didn't move at all, so not sure if this is a characteristic of all bullbars or just this one??
Then I installed a set of Utemart flares in sr5 size.Now I fit vehicle accessories weekly at my job, and I've got to say, these were one of the worst things I've ever fitted. The fiddly rubber seals should come pre attached to he flare. The alcohol rubs don't clean the surfaces well enough. The double sided tape wont stick to much. One of the front ones sticks out too much meaning the tape has no chance of touching the guard. But anyway, they are on, they look alright, i just need to re glue some of the seals on.
Right so that brings me up to this weekend where i finally got around to pulling the intake manifold off to clean it out and also replace the injector washers/seats. cylinder 1 was well and truly leaking, 2 was on its way out and 3 and 4 both had the newer style washers in place so looked great. I checked my oil pickup a few weeks ago because i suspected leaking washers, but it was spotless.