1991 Daihatsu Rocky F75 2.8 turbo diesel
You can always rely on a Rocky
Rattly thrust bearing in the clutch. It is not a real problem, has no effect on anything. Will be there till I sell the vehicle.
Overheating - my fault, neglected the radiator, got it cleaned out, all good.
This is an excellent vehicle.
It has OK power with the turbo.
It is good offroad, reliable and TOUGH. As well as having good capabilities... unstoppable on sand with tyres on 12psi. I've also found it loves rocks, suppose that's why it's called a rocky.
It does have a 'bone jarring ride'. That is the 2 inch heavy duty lift I installed. They look like scania (truck) leaf springs.
Inside the cab when cruising is surprisingly quiet for what it is.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 18th March, 2008
17th Oct 2008, 21:20
Yer mate, I had a 84 model Rocky. Parents went traveling in it for 16 years around Oz, gave it to me, I had it 5 years, then did a valve in the motor. Picked up a 91 model turbo diesel, goes like a rocket..
A few things need doing to it, like the gearbox has had it. Can I use all the gears off the old one on this one, are they interchangeable? I have all the spare parts I'll need.
26th Apr 2012, 02:47
I liked this he is spot on with what he says, I own a rugger 2.8 turbo diesel. It goes great, rides hard, but is hard to get parts for.
Norfolk Island, South Pacific.