Toyota Prado 2008 -1GRFE – V6 Petrol – Auto and Air -264,000 ,regularly service – 8 seater – great condition inside and out – tom tom navigation – DVD player , bull bar , lots of extras . Rego till June 2018 – great price $13,999 – Call Martina 0433568263
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Nissan XTrail 2016 – 16956kms – Leather seat – Auto – excellent condition inside and out – features include keyless start, leather look steering wheel, front bottle holders and roof rails. This car has internet connectivity via bluetooth system. This car has selectable driving mode, cargo tie down hooks/Rings and cruise control. Bluetooth capability that allows you to make hands free phone calls while driving. Using the multi-function steering wheel, listen to your favourite music and answer calls without taking your hands off the wheel.
Still under new car warranty and roadside assist until November 2019, which is transferable to purchaser.
This car is priced to sell quickly at $25,990.
2x petrol tanks 2x LPG tanks – good for 1600kms – Auto – Lift kit – BF good ridge tyres – UHF radio – GPS – Reverse Camera – bull bar – roof rack – Everything you needed – Engine Runs Mint – 446580kms – Just been Serviced ready for its new owners – Rego – $10,999 Ono Lot 00168
Timing chain problems are not uncommon, and perhaps a little too frequent in some particular makes (Holden might be one of these).
Just like any other moving mechanical components inside an engine, a timing chain is subject to wear. A timing chain is lubricated by the engine oil. Lack of oil changes, low oil level or poor oil quality can cause the timing chain to wear faster. As it wears it can stretch placing enormous stress on the entire engine.
A timing chain is kept under proper tension by a chain tensioner. A chain tensioner could be operated by a spring-loaded mechanism or oil pressure. Chain guides and silencers are used to keep the timing chain from vibrating. All these components wear too.
How can you tell if the timing chain is worn?
Often, when the timing chain is worn the engine may feel sluggish, low on power or have troubles starting. This is because as the chain wears out, it stretches and the ignition and valve timing becomes more delayed. A worn timing chain, guides or chain tensioner can also cause a variety of noises originating from the timing chain cover area of the engine. The timing chain noises can range from rattling to whirring, whining or buzzing.
To avoid timing chain problems we strongly recommend the careful regular maintenance of your engine at (or if possible ahead of) the recommended intervals. Using premium quality engine oils and oil filters will also help. Keeping the proper oil level will ensure that the timing chain is always lubricated. In a well-maintained engine, a timing chain can last the life of the vehicle. Sadly though this isn’t always the case.
Pre-purchases vehicle inspection, Australind, Eaton, Bunbury .. Australind Mobile Mechanic are here to help. If you are buying a pre-owned or used car, truck, or another vehicle, you should make sure that you hire a mechanic to do a pre-purchase vehicle inspection before you finalise the deal. It will save you money, and give you much greater peace of mind about such a major investment.
100 Point Checklist
Rear Window Demister
Washers & Wipers
Doors, Locks & Hinges
Dash Warning Lights & Gauges
- Body Repairs
- Glass & Mirrors
- Sunroof, Aerial & Convertible
- Frames & Members
- Under Body Parts
- Front Suspension
- Rear Suspension
- Steering Components
- Transmission Housing
- Drive Shafts
- Fluid Level
- Fluid Leaks
- Hoses & Pipes
- Water Pump & Fan
- Ignition System
- Fuel System
- Radiator & Cap
- Drive Belt & Pulleys
- Brake Booster
- Master Cylinder Pressure & A.B.S. Function
- Wheel Rims
- Spare Tyre & Rim
- Brake Hose Callipers & Pipes
- Brake Pads
- Brake Discs
- Brake Linings
- Wheel Cylinders
- Brakes and Drums
- Park Brake
- Wheel Bearings
- Ease of Starting & Idle
- Engine Noise
- Engine Performance
- Exhaust Smoke & Emissions
- Gearbox Drive Operation
- Steering & Suspension
- Brake Operation
- Cruise Control
- 4 Wheel Drive
- Camshaft & Drive Belt
- Owner’s Manual & Service Intervals
We do not check the following items:
- Brake function and lining material, brake drums, limited to what is immediately visible
- Evidence of brake ﬂuid contamination
- Anti-lock braking system (ABS) mechanics
- Meters indicating oil and fuel consumption or the degree of oil and fuel consumption
- Reason for oil leaks
- Oil pump strainer to assess sludge build up Wheel cylinders
- Vehicle electrics and electronics
- Transmission mechanics Engine cylinder compression Engine mountings
- Water pump/fan
- Body water leaks or reason for leaks
- Odometer and camshaft belt, drive belt and timing belt
- Estimated expiry of exhaust system, clutch, dual mass ﬂywheels
- Standard to which repairs or service history have been completed
- Functionality of audio-visual or entertainment system including CD, Cassette, TV, DVD, iPod connectivity, sensors, alarm/security devices, satellite navigation systems/GPS
- Degree of gas emissions Catalytic converters
- Mechanical switching of wipers and lights LPG systems
- Air conditioning eﬃciency
- Vehicle’s computer systems, such as trip meter computers, cruise control and any other computer systems
- Technical systems