Things I've broken on my 79 series

Submitted: Thursday, Jan 26, 2006 at 10:06
ThreadID: 30128 Views:3889 Replies:7 FollowUps:9
This Thread has been Archived
Well I brought a 2004 79 series turbo cruiser with 95,000 on the clock and at 100,000 I blew my front diff mind you after fitting a chip 3inch exhaust and 35 inch tyres. and just recently 105,000kms I blew my power steering pump up anyone else have any dramas with theres I see a few of you how them on this forum? Other than that the fuel economy is awesome cab room is great (I upgraded from a 75 series) just a good car.
Back Expand Un-Read 0 Moderator

Reply By: arthurking83 - Thursday, Jan 26, 2006 at 13:59

Thursday, Jan 26, 2006 at 13:59
Quote:

"..I blew my front diff.....I blew my power steering pump.....Other than that the fuel economy......is great (I upgraded from a 75 series) just a good car"

??????

If it were a LR product, it'd be a piece of cr@p!!!

But because it a Tojo, "it a great car" (diff, PS pump, and all)!!!

:/

AnswerID: 151085

Follow Up By: Sam from Weipa Auto Electrics - Thursday, Jan 26, 2006 at 14:09

Thursday, Jan 26, 2006 at 14:09
the last bit was not actualy right the bit about just a good car wasnt what I meant to type sorry. I was talking about the 75 series.
0
FollowupID: 404652

Reply By: Sam from Weipa Auto Electrics - Thursday, Jan 26, 2006 at 14:07

Thursday, Jan 26, 2006 at 14:07
lol I dont think the power steering was realy the cars fault I think it was more the tyre size I am running I just wouldnt mind knowing if other people have had issue's like I have? Beside's lr are a whole different story
AnswerID: 151086

Follow Up By: Member - JohnR (Vic)&Moses - Thursday, Jan 26, 2006 at 14:48

Thursday, Jan 26, 2006 at 14:48
Yes Sam, they still build in their oil leaks don't they? LRs I mean;-)
Cheers,
Who?
John

Member
My Profile  My Position  Send Message

0
FollowupID: 404666

Follow Up By: Billowaggi - Thursday, Jan 26, 2006 at 16:40

Thursday, Jan 26, 2006 at 16:40
My 79 series is at 187000k and so far no problems, and yes it has been used mostly for bush touring, CSR, Simpson, Gunbarrel etc. Also still dry no oil leaks.
Regards Ken.
0
FollowupID: 404683

Reply By: Member - Phil G (SA) - Thursday, Jan 26, 2006 at 18:16

Thursday, Jan 26, 2006 at 18:16
Mines done 90k - had absolutely zero problems.

Sounds like you've been using it for its intended purpose :-))))

Cheers
Phil
AnswerID: 151124

Reply By: Member - Phil G (SA) - Thursday, Jan 26, 2006 at 18:20

Thursday, Jan 26, 2006 at 18:20
Just to take another slant on Toyota busted diffs etc, people usually say they don't make them as strong as they used to. I'd suggest that they make the motors a lot more powerful and haven't upgraded the rest to match.

Anyone ever been able to bust anything with a 2H motor in a 60 or 75series or a 3B in the 42series???

Cheers
Phil
AnswerID: 151125

Follow Up By: Member - Davoe (Widgiemooltha) - Friday, Jan 27, 2006 at 01:51

Friday, Jan 27, 2006 at 01:51
different front diffs otherwise yea busted 10grands worth of stuff with my camper running hj75 running gear.
Certainly dont wreck as much stuff on mining vehicles probably becuse they run stock everything with no turbo (except brakes and radiators and alternaters)- they are consumables
0
FollowupID: 404810

Follow Up By: Sam from Weipa Auto Electrics - Friday, Jan 27, 2006 at 08:16

Friday, Jan 27, 2006 at 08:16
The 75 series I have has a 6.5litre chev diesel in it and have never had any trouble with the diffs been week and it has 35's also I have blown a gearbox in the 75 series pre-matuarly I understand its probably mostly my fault :-) but why have a four drive then? But seriously I'm sure if I was touring with either rig than it would be a different story I wouldnt break so much stuff.
0
FollowupID: 404826

Follow Up By: Rob from Cairns Offroad Training & Tours - Friday, Jan 27, 2006 at 15:24

Friday, Jan 27, 2006 at 15:24
Hi Sam, mine does mostly easy touring ks 03 T\D 100 Series 5 spd auto apart from the Cape runs along the OTL and even then I take it very slow and easy as it is MY car. So far it has had all it dash replaced at 60k klms, new front diff and housing and new lower control arms at 106k klms, one radiator after fan scored it at about 80k klms. Tojos just aren't tuff like they used to be. No use saying they break things because they are more powerful as every component should be upgraded to suit. Very disappointed Tojo owner. A freind who is a mechanical engineer in Ravenshoe told me that the mines are trying to buy up 75 series as they have had so much trouble with the 79 series. Cheers Rob
0
FollowupID: 404905

Follow Up By: Sam from Weipa Auto Electrics - Friday, Jan 27, 2006 at 15:52

Friday, Jan 27, 2006 at 15:52
Yeah I have heard that well actually seen with my own eyes a 2005 same as you'res that had gone through about 300mm of water and busted a hole in the radiator from the fan the guy didnt relize and kept driving and completly stuffed his motor I didnt think I would see a 1hdt-fte that had been cooked like this till they were at least 5 yrs old It is a major flaw with the 1hdt-fte auto 100 series if anyone has one they need to change the fan I have been told.
0
FollowupID: 404907

Follow Up By: Rob from Cairns Offroad Training & Tours - Friday, Jan 27, 2006 at 19:40

Friday, Jan 27, 2006 at 19:40
The origional fan is too flexible I replaced it with a 75 series. I saw 3 damaged 100 series on Cape York last season. Cheers Rob
0
FollowupID: 404968

Follow Up By: Sam from Weipa Auto Electrics - Saturday, Jan 28, 2006 at 07:16

Saturday, Jan 28, 2006 at 07:16
Yeah I was trying to remember if it was the 75 or the 80 series fan how stupid for them to be like that from factory I wonder if they have done a toyota recal yet supose most of them never go anywhere near water though.
0
FollowupID: 405034

Reply By: Brian Bentley - Thursday, Jan 26, 2006 at 19:35

Thursday, Jan 26, 2006 at 19:35
The more mods, the more chances of something stuffing up.

AnswerID: 151138

Reply By: desert - Thursday, Jan 26, 2006 at 20:12

Thursday, Jan 26, 2006 at 20:12
Sam, you've paid the price by running those oversize tyres. Strains everything in the driveline for what? Some ground clearance? Unless you spend the bucks and lower the final drive ratio's, so that the gearing is back to normal, you will continue to stress that weak front diff. Then there's the issue of wheel bearings, steering boxes and the list goes on.
AnswerID: 151149

Reply By: BenSpoon - Friday, Jan 27, 2006 at 13:20

Friday, Jan 27, 2006 at 13:20
I give it a couple of months before you add a CV and wheel hub studs to that list. Have you looked at hydraulic assisted steering and some different diff ratios? might save you some decent cash in the long run.
AnswerID: 151275

Sponsored Links

Popular Products (13)