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    Hi Folks,

    Philip from Adelaide here.

    I need a timing belt changed urgently - today or tomorrow.

    I flew into Sydney last night with the intention of driving our old R19 back to Adelaide this weekend.

    Discovered the timing belt is 18 months overdue although has done less than 40,000 kms.

    Can anybody help me?

    Happy for a competent AussieFrogger to do it and compensate them appropriately.

    Or, a decent mobile or other mechanic who can fit it in at such short notice.

    Have tried the usual suspects, Collier's, Paul Vasso but as you can imagine they are heavily booked.

    Please call me urgently with any suggestions or offers of help.

    I am in Blacktown but happy to travel.

    Please call me on 0402 319 724.

    Many thanks in advance.

    Philip

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    Have you got the bits? I'd see that as your first hurdle; it's not likely that either EAI or Dapco will have them on the shelf.

    Can you not put NRMA/RAC membership on the car and wing it?

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    I have the bits, but I dont want to do the job.
    The reason I have the bits on the shelf is I am procrastinating changing them on my one, so doing someone else's car is one peg lower on my 'to do list' than doing my own.

    If it helps any, you can buy them off me, in sydney's northern beaches.
    Am traveling to crows nest today in the late arvo.

    Timing belt, cam belt idler, cam belt tensioner, ex caravelle imports and all brand new in box's....$170.

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    If it's not raining, I'd do it on the roadside.

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    Maybe the committee can do it at my place after 12 pm sat.
    Got all the tools etc.
    I have not done the job before so dont want to put my hand up for a car that is about to do a 2000 km drive home, but I am willing to help out.

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    Oh well, so much for my ability to say no.

    Philip is booked in to come over to my place to throw some spanners around tomorrow.

    Jo

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    You're a good man Jo!
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    And Philip is extremely grateful!!

    Look forward to meeting you tomorrow Jo.

    Again many thanks.

    Cheers

    Philip

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    Jo, you're a legend!

    If anyone from interstate needs the engine in their XM replaced, the suspension mounts in their DS23 welded up, the brakes in their DS19 replaced, the heads done up in their Dodge truck, or their skid steer tractor rebuilt, just come round to my place and I'll help you.

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    *Sticks Rogers name in the diary*

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    What a refreshing post to come across, Jo if we had an AF trophy to hand out it would be on it's way to you - it's not the first time you have volunteered time, space, tools etc. Not withstanding your hospitality hosting AF BBQs several years running.

    Likewise Roger, very generous offer - if I had need of a skid steer tractor rebuild it would be on it's way to you

    I doubt gibgib could have wished for a better outcome when he kicked this site off

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    Fantastic stuff! Makes me glad to be a part of the family of Froggers! I called out for help en route between Melbourne and Brisbane a few years back and many offered to help out with my DS 21. Turned out it was just my paranoia and she sailed back home without a hitch.

    Brining up another next weekend from Victoria; I hope everything goes without a hitch.
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    hey man just saw your post, its a good thing you wern't waiting on me hee, hee , hee. Glad you got it sorted.

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    Quote Originally Posted by donat View Post
    Brining up another next weekend from Victoria; I hope everything goes without a hitch.

    I too am bringing a Peugeot from Geelong to Sydney next weekend. We all hope the journey will be uneventful...

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    Yellow card.

    You can't just do something. You are required under Australian Internet Law, to procrastinate via copious forum postings, for at least three months before taking on a watered-down version of your original plans.

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    Quote Originally Posted by addo View Post
    Yellow card.

    You can't just do something. You are required under Australian Internet Law, to procrastinate via copious forum postings, for at least three months before taking on a watered-down version of your original plans.
    Quite.

    I am so out of practise.

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    Quote Originally Posted by addo View Post
    Yellow card.

    You can't just do something. You are required under Australian Internet Law, to procrastinate via copious forum postings, for at least three months before taking on a watered-down version of your original plans.
    Jeez, My shed will become a dog kennel by that measure.....

    Dave, welcome home.

    Phillip got his timing belt installed today, without much fuss.
    Some of the cover bolts tested the dexterity of our fingers, but it went together in spite of an occasional bum steer from the haynes book of lies.
    It was a pleasure to help out another frogger and R19 owner.

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    Jo, you are a AF legend! I salute you!
    Cheers Renomad

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    And the happy ending is that after an overnight stop at Wagga, I got home about an hour ago.

    Car didn't miss a beat.

    Many thanks again to Nigel.

    If ever you're in Adelaide the door, garage and fridge are always open.

    Cheers

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    Great News Philip.
    It was great to meet you and put another name to a face.


    Of all the jobs I've done on other peoples cars, never has the test drive been so far.

    After you drove off I kept going over and over the details of the reassembly in my head, just in case I'd forgot to bolt the crank pulley on or do up the wheel nuts. Maybe I left the iron on too.

    Jo

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    Well done guys.

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    Quote Originally Posted by addo View Post
    Yellow card.

    You can't just do something. You are required under Australian Internet Law, to procrastinate via copious forum postings, for at least three months before taking on a watered-down version of your original plans.
    Hah Addo, I guess I qualify for that procrastination trophy as I like to take my time, and if a car runs o.k. (even the Fuego on its 2.5 something cylinders) sort of, it can wait till I get a round-tuit!! Priority seems to fall to doing things for other people, so easily sidetracked from my own projects.

    Have a great regard for Jo and others like yourself who will go out of their way to help - well done Jo!

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    G'day Folks,

    As the car is excess to our requirements it is now offered up for sale.

    Please see the For Sale section.

    Spotters fee of a slab of your favourite brew is also offered.

    Cheers

    Philip

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