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Re: What did you do to your Hilux today?

Postby Critter350 on Mon, 14 Jan 2019 3:58 +0000

Oil and fuel filter change. Few tips here in case anyone is interested. Fuel filter was a little dirty but no sign of water.Image
Easy way to fill the oil, just don’t leave it unattended and drop all 10L in.Image
I’ve installed the catch can in an awkward place to reach to undo, so used a syringe to empty.Image
Got this little gem from eBay.Image


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Re: What did you do to your Hilux today?

Postby Critter350 on Mon, 14 Jan 2019 4:51 +0000

TOYZX wrote:Finally got my sway bar out the other day! What a different ute!Image

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How does it handle on road now?


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Re: What did you do to your Hilux today?

Postby TOYZX on Mon, 14 Jan 2019 5:14 +0000

Critt now its been out for nearly two weeks I can hardly notice. Obviously if ya throw it into a corner hard then it's gunna tuck and dive more than usual but the difference in flex and ride offroad is well worth it. Man can you put up a link on where ya got that little coin tray? Please!

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Re: What did you do to your Hilux today?

Postby William_Foster on Mon, 14 Jan 2019 5:23 +0000

TOYZX wrote:Man can you put up a link on where ya got that little coin tray? Please!


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Re: What did you do to your Hilux today?

Postby William_Foster on Mon, 14 Jan 2019 5:33 +0000

I think this is the one:

https://www.ebay.com.au/itm/For-Toyota- ... rk:13:pf:0

There are lots of different sellers, the cheapest I saw for a 2004 to 2014 model was $11.28 + GST; but I am going for the one above because it is in Australia so will ship by 25 January :)
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Re: What did you do to your Hilux today?

Postby NZMarkb on Tue, 15 Jan 2019 1:35 +0000

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Re: What did you do to your Hilux today?

Postby Critter350 on Fri, 18 Jan 2019 9:48 +0000

Yeah they look the same. This was mine, still says in stock. Best $14 I’ve spent in a while.

https://rover.ebay.com/rover/0/0/0?mpre ... 3417228273


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Re: What did you do to your Hilux today?

Postby wombat81 on Sat, 26 Jan 2019 4:55 +0000

Replaced my clutch this week. Pretty big job, but I got there. Put an exedy sports tough in. If anyone has any questions about the job feel free to hit me up.
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Re: What did you do to your Hilux today?

Postby TBJ on Sun, 27 Jan 2019 7:53 +0000

No Pics yet, but I mounted my 1kg fire extinguisher into my passenger footwell using a KAP industries bracket, can't recommend it enough, easy to mount, easy access, and very well designed and made.
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Re: What did you do to your Hilux today?

Postby relaxedcamper on Wed, 30 Jan 2019 12:09 +0000

William_Foster wrote:I think this is the one:

https://www.ebay.com.au/itm/For-Toyota- ... rk:13:pf:0

There are lots of different sellers, the cheapest I saw for a 2004 to 2014 model was $11.28 + GST; but I am going for the one above because it is in Australia so will ship by 25 January :)


Just purchased this one now. Thanks for the heads up. looking forward to a little more tidy centre console.
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Re: What did you do to your Hilux today?

Postby wombat81 on Wed, 06 Feb 2019 8:04 +0000

Replaced my alternator, again. This is number 4 in 3.5 years (actually 5 if you count the DOA one I put in and then had to replace a few days later). The clutch failed on this one within 12 months. My autoelec is going to do a warranty claim for me. I'm getting pretty good at changing them out now...
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Re: What did you do to your Hilux today?

Postby Critter350 on Thu, 07 Feb 2019 10:52 +0000

You do a lot of mud or water crossings wombat? What else would cause that failure rate?
I’ve seen ‘sealed’ water cooled units for 79 Series LC’s, dunno if there’s something similar for our rigs.
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Re: What did you do to your Hilux today?

Postby Chopps on Fri, 08 Feb 2019 7:43 +0000

A higher than average chance of encountering mud and water crossings in a disaster zone :(
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Re: What did you do to your Hilux today?

Postby wombat81 on Fri, 08 Feb 2019 8:50 +0000

Critter350 wrote:You do a lot of mud or water crossings wombat? What else would cause that failure rate?
I’ve seen ‘sealed’ water cooled units for 79 Series LC’s, dunno if there’s something similar for our rigs.


No mate. I don't even have a snorkel so I tend to avoid water at all costs. I do live in a pretty dusty environment, though and spend a bit of time on dirt roads. My auto electrician tells me the alternator clutch failed this time. Maybe the combination of dust, and all the moisture we've had recently caused issues? It was during the crazy rain when I started it up and I could hear the clutch making noise all of a sudden. Then it failed the next day.

The first time I replaced it I put a solid pulley recon from Mudgerraba Auto Electrics in to avoid the clutch failure issue. But Bansheebuzz has been too flat out since to keep doing them.

My only other theory is that I have a pretty big power system which could be putting too much stress on the alternator? I have 2 batteries under the bonnet that the alternator charges. The aux is linked via a Redarc SBI12 solenoid. Then I have 2 deep cycle batteries in the canopy that are linked to the alternator via a Ctek D250S DC-DC charger. But I also have a permanent 250w solar panel feeding the Ctek, so I would have that that would take a lot of the pressure off the alternator.

I have no idea what else it could be.
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Re: What did you do to your Hilux today?

Postby wombat81 on Fri, 08 Feb 2019 8:52 +0000

Chopps wrote:A higher than average chance of encountering mud and water crossings in a disaster zone :(
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I haven't been through more than 20cm of water during the flooding. It has been crazy wet, though. So no doubt the alternator copped plenty of splashes etc, but surely they're built to handle that. The latest alternator still looked basically new when I removed it the other day.
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Re: What did you do to your Hilux today?

Postby hiluxxury on Fri, 08 Feb 2019 9:00 +0000

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Critter350 wrote:You do a lot of mud or water crossings wombat? What else would cause that failure rate?
I’ve seen ‘sealed’ water cooled units for 79 Series LC’s, dunno if there’s something similar for our rigs.


No mate. I don't even have a snorkel so I tend to avoid water at all costs. I do live in a pretty dusty environment, though and spend a bit of time on dirt roads. My auto electrician tells me the alternator clutch failed this time. Maybe the combination of dust, and all the moisture we've had recently caused issues? It was during the crazy rain when I started it up and I could hear the clutch making noise all of a sudden. Then it failed the next day.

My only other theory is that I have a pretty big power system which could be putting too much stress on the alternator? I have 2 batteries under the bonnet that the alternator charges. The aux is linked via a Redarc SBI12 solenoid. Then I have 2 deep cycle batteries in the canopy that are linked to the alternator via a Ctek D250S DC-DC charger. But I also have a permanent 250w solar panel feeding the Ctek, so I would have that that would take a lot of the pressure off the alternator.

I have no idea what else it could be.


Or just bad luck. You'd think that if you were overloading the alternator your sparky would have said something... or maybe not.

The clutches are known to fail, its been discussed somewhere here in the past.
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Re: What did you do to your Hilux today?

Postby CHUTCH on Fri, 08 Feb 2019 3:58 +0000

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Converting my draw’s to suit a wheel arch tank, shiit, its going to be a bit of a squeeze getting it in.


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Re: What did you do to your Hilux today?

Postby xychix on Sun, 10 Mar 2019 12:49 +0000

Just put my runva ewx 9500 winch in the rhino evolution bar.
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Re: What did you do to your Hilux today?

Postby islandflyer on Tue, 30 Apr 2019 11:32 +0000

It's been a while but 60k km after the OEM 255/70/R15 tires i upgraded to Cooper AT3 LT 31/10.5/R15. Got em back with 35-40 psi in each tire, dropped down to 32psi and will see how they handle tomorrow.

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Also got a wheel alignment.

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Decided to go with a lowrange offroad level lift kit and wheel spacers in the near future, as dont need new shocks right now and just want it leveled. Dont do any offroading except the occasional jobsite.
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Re: What did you do to your Hilux today?

Postby teambullet on Sun, 26 May 2019 4:16 +0000

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