Hilux KUN26L build in USA

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Re: Hilux KUN26L build in USA

Postby Caleebra on Fri, 20 Mar 2020 7:07 +0000

That's a gem right there! Don't think there is any other registered in the states with US plates! (not that I have heard of at least!)

I wonder what parts from the Tacoma can fit on to the Hilux with minor adjustments... This is something I have been curious about for years!
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Re: Hilux KUN26L build in USA

Postby hiluxxury on Sun, 22 Mar 2020 11:49 +0000

Caleebra wrote:I wonder what parts from the Tacoma can fit on to the Hilux with minor adjustments... This is something I have been curious about for years!


Some parts do, some don't. Gearboxes, some driveline parts are the same (depending on which generation).. the suspension parts, while they look similar, are different. LCAs for example are different (might be the same but part# are different) but you can make them fit. Springs are softer all round (current generation spring hanger on the rear is upside down like an Amarok).

The frames are totally different - they are box section until the end of the cab and then they are C section...if they haven't rusted out already.

The Tacoma is really a Hilux lite.
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Re: Hilux KUN26L build in USA

Postby MikeO on Sun, 22 Mar 2020 8:02 +0000

Wonder how many newer Hiluxs in USA, I have a 2009 for 9 years now.
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Re: Hilux KUN26L build in USA

Postby AmeriKUN26 on Mon, 23 Mar 2020 1:24 +0000

I'm not having a lot of luck cross referencing parts to Taco stuff. As you guys mentioned a few tidbits will swap over in the suspension, but overall not much. Had it out on some trails yesterday, and even with the new injectors etc. I'm noticing a rattle under load at certain RPMs. It continues on deceleration until idle and then stops. I also noticed it is very loud during the fuel leak test in Techstream when it increases fuel pressure and RPMs to 2k. I'm still reading through the threads on here about rattles to try to find the source. Would be nice if I had another one to listen to, not sure what's normal!

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Re: Hilux KUN26L build in USA

Postby AmeriKUN26 on Mon, 23 Mar 2020 1:27 +0000

MikeO wrote:Wonder how many newer Hiluxs in USA, I have a 2009 for 9 years now.


Not sure, I've only seen one or two that were on military bases for special ops use.
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Re: Hilux KUN26L build in USA

Postby hiluxxury on Mon, 23 Mar 2020 4:52 +0000

They do rattle a bit... what are the injector feedback values in techstream? Given they are new injectors, it shouldn't be too bad. Perhaps have a look at the SCV pressure compared to the target pressure.
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Re: Hilux KUN26L build in USA

Postby MikeO on Mon, 23 Mar 2020 6:43 +0000

I get a lot of my maintenance parts from Mick's Garage in Ireland, usually has the lowest shipping rates to USA.
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Re: Hilux KUN26L build in USA

Postby AmeriKUN26 on Mon, 23 Mar 2020 8:54 +0000

hiluxxury wrote:They do rattle a bit... what are the injector feedback values in techstream? Given they are new injectors, it shouldn't be too bad. Perhaps have a look at the SCV pressure compared to the target pressure.


Injector feedback values are all less than 1, going to pull off the scv tomorrow night and have a look at it's condition. I don't remember the target pressure, I'll compare and report back, thanks!
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Re: Hilux KUN26L build in USA

Postby AmeriKUN26 on Mon, 23 Mar 2020 8:55 +0000

MikeO wrote:I get a lot of my maintenance parts from Mick's Garage in Ireland, usually has the lowest shipping rates to USA.


Thanks, I'll check them out!
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Re: Hilux KUN26L build in USA

Postby hiluxxury on Mon, 23 Mar 2020 11:58 +0000

Check the ytube for info on the SCV

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Iy79uqnrerY

Short story: just buy the new updated version if it isn't already fitted.
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Re: Hilux KUN26L build in USA

Postby AmeriKUN26 on Tue, 24 Mar 2020 4:47 +0000

Got the SCV out, took it apart and unfortunately it was spotless. I cleaned it up anyway and checked it on the bench. Operation was quick and smooth.

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It is the older version so I'll get the updated version on order in the near future.

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Re: Hilux KUN26L build in USA

Postby hiluxxury on Tue, 24 Mar 2020 6:45 +0000

Target pressure is within the 2000kpa spec. Keen to hear if the longer version makes any changes.
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Re: Hilux KUN26L build in USA

Postby AmeriKUN26 on Tue, 24 Mar 2020 11:07 +0000

hiluxxury wrote:Target pressure is within the 2000kpa spec. Keen to hear if the longer version makes any changes.


It may be a bit before I get a replacement but I'll definitely report back! I'm beginning to think that what I'm hearing is normal for this engine...
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Re: Hilux KUN26L build in USA

Postby hiluxxury on Tue, 24 Mar 2020 12:36 +0000

Yep, they do rattle. Some more than others but if you have new injectors and the seats are good you should have most of the potential problems sorted.
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Re: Hilux KUN26L build in USA

Postby fubar on Thu, 26 Mar 2020 7:40 +0000

They do rattle... nasty sounding engine but they will get you arou d the world
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