My '98 GU 4.2 TD

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Re: My '98 GU 4.2D

Post by Bre » 25 Apr 2017 11:28

Nice Dustin, well done :thumbup:

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Re: My '98 GU 4.2 TD

Post by Michael » 25 Apr 2017 13:06

Well done mate!! really impressive!
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Re: My '98 GU 4.2 TD

Post by offroadbiker » 25 Apr 2017 13:22

:thumbup: :thumbup: :thumbup: :thumbup:
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Re: My '98 GU 4.2 TD

Post by Dustin » 25 Apr 2017 13:50

Thanks to you Michael and Tinus for listening to me ask stupid questions all the time at all kinds of hours of the day :lol:
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Re: My '98 GU 4.2 TD

Post by Michael » 25 Apr 2017 13:52

No worries man, any time :thumbup:
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Re: My '98 GU 4.2 TD

Post by andredurand » 25 Apr 2017 17:49

I like the bonnet stand in the first klip But it is great to hear it run job well done :woo:
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Re: My '98 GU 4.2 TD

Post by Dustin » 25 Apr 2017 20:47

Haha... jip, an old broom handle gets the job done :lol:
Picking the new gas struts up tomorrow, had to order them in via Midas / Parts Africa Inc.
R415 for both and pumped to 400Nm. Gabriel 4141's
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Re: My '98 GU 4.2 TD

Post by offroadbiker » 26 Apr 2017 08:07

Dustin wrote:Haha... jip, an old broom handle gets the job done :lol:
Picking the new gas struts up tomorrow, had to order them in via Midas / Parts Africa Inc.
R415 for both and pumped to 400Nm. Gabriel 4141's
Step by step on their fitment PLEASE!!! would like to fit to my GQ as well :redface:
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Re: My '98 GU 4.2 TD

Post by Dustin » 28 Apr 2017 17:02

Hey Dirk
The gas lift are super easy to install.

The Patrol had Gabriel 4297's on, which have a M6 thread on the ends.
I went for Gabriel 4141's like Michael and had them pumped to 400Nm.
The thread on the 4141's is M8, so you'll have to buy the end fittings too.

The process is take a small flat screwdriver and put it under the spring steel retainer clip and lift it up.
It will allow the ball joint to separate easily.
The ball ends on the car screw out and screw in the new ball ends for the 4141's.
Then it's just a case of clipping the new gas strut in onto the ball ends, just place them on top and give a quick press for them to clip in.

Now the bonnet opens much further than the old 4297's :thumbup:

Costs :
2X Gabriel 4141 gas lifts pumped to 400Nm - R310.65
4X End fittings for 4141 gas lifts - R140.00
Total - R 450.65 all from Midas
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Re: My '98 GU 4.2 TD

Post by Tinus lotz » 28 Apr 2017 17:40

Lekke dude show us your aircleaner :wink:

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