Thanks driveright, when i was purchasing it, the steering column bush was replaced by the existing owner and as part of that the steering fluid was replaced - hence i dont have it in my list.
But yes yet to do brake and coolant replacement - still trying to find time for it.
Finally had the time to sort out a few final items which were outstanding since purchase :-
Coolant Replacement , Brake bleeding valve replacement and brake bleeding , radiator shroud fitted , Wheel alignment checked(it was fine anyways).
Here are some pics of it :-
Followed some really elaborate steps for collant replacement , flushed with liquimoly radiator cleaner first, drained from both the radiator outlet as well as engine block, then flushed/drained with 12 litres of distilled water , kept the heater and ac on , brought it to temperature so valves opened and circulation happens and finally put in a new super long life coolant from Toyota, toyota coolants are one of the best and apparently provide a 7 year life and 1.6lakh km - so this leaves me with a lot of peace of mind.
Engine block drain of coolant
Sorry spilled some of hulks blood in the process
This upper radiator shroud was missing and broken, procured from japan and fitted it in
Also bought this brake bleeding valve from aliexpress and fitted in, the front right brake bleeding valve was broken and i cudnt do this hence properly.
Yes always good to follow some basic best practices - coolant systems never really go bad in modern cars, the only issue that happens is rust if you dont change the fluid, so take care of that and use a good next generation coolant and you are good for over a lakh kms - i have no clue when the old owners changed it in this, so better to set my own baseline.
please can you leave a link on the seat back organizer looks very useful .The interiors are sure holding up pretty well for its age .Fantastic details in the pictures.Also would you be looking for a smart screen update for ICE.
^^ Here is the link sir, its a cheap one off amazon - https://www.amazon.in/gp/product/B07BJYXW21/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o00_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1
Regarding ICE i dont want to mess around with the rockford fosgate system too much - the sound is very good - all i need is bluetooth and aux directly on it - right now i am using a fm transmitter.
Also i am going for a mirror based display for rear and front dvr - its on its way , will post once i receive and install
So finally did the seat restoration work - first cleaned it thoroughly and then used the black cream restoration kit i procured off aliexpress.
The cream restorers color and nourishes the leather, it cant really fix torn stuff - so some pillows have deep scratches, not much can be done to them, they were anyways aftermarket.
But the seats are back to full gloss - later used a wax and oil to provide final shine, will redo the exercise again in a weeks time as a second coat.
Next in line is a proper DVR with front and rear cameras!
Got this front and rear camera touchscreen combo installed, found it interesting , has all features, including bluetooth,wifi,4G, ADAS, FM, navigation etc - Android 8.1 based.
It is strapped over the existing mirror