We finally have our wheels back! After two weeks in the shop, we hope our 1991 Toyota Hilux Surf is in good enough condition to last our run here in Australia. I still have no idea what actually happened to render us car-less, but here’s what the mechanic did to fix things:

Repair front engine as harmonic balancer broke and snapped bolt in the crankshaft, damaging crankshaft; drill and remove broken bolt; replace keyways; replace timing belt and fan; test.”

Translation: Pricey!

Oh, the cost to be carted around in four wheels instead of two legs. Is it worth it?! I’m not sure yet…..