80 series main bearings

Submitted: Monday, Mar 06, 2006 at 12:51
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Been reading the posts .Is this correct? Early model turbo models had wrong shells fitted causing problems as the car got older.From what date did this occur and is it only the turbo models. Thanks
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Reply By: Wayne (NSW) - Monday, Mar 06, 2006 at 15:08

Monday, Mar 06, 2006 at 15:08
cooper127,

From memory, 1991 to 1994 and only in the factory turbo motor.

Wayne
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Follow Up By: cruiser - Monday, Mar 06, 2006 at 15:51

Monday, Mar 06, 2006 at 15:51
cooper127,

You are partly right and partly wrong in your reply.

The 91 to 94 part is correct, however, there were a small number of non turbo (normally aspirated) models with the wrong shell.

I know, cause I had a 94 non turbo model that the shells went on at 166,000 k.

On approaching my local dealer to find out what was wrong with my vehicle, the service "greeter" told me to check with Toyota to see if they would do anything for me because of this common part.

On approaching Toyota about it, they initially fobbed me off, so I hit the net and I actually found a copy of an internal technical document from Toyota Japan to Toyota Australia advising that some non turbo models shared the same part number and after a bit of persistence from me, Toyota came to the party and on examination of the shells, they admitted that mine and a small number of the non turbos had the same shells.

I ended up with a new crank, new bottom end bearings, new front and rear crankshaft bearings, new oil pump housing and oil pump, all gaskets etc etc, transport of the vehicle to and from dealer I bought it from (300K each way) all at their cost, and we agreed to go half in the labour with the dealer.

Total cost to me, $750.

Total cost to Toyota, they said $6500

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Follow Up By: Member - Nick (Kununurra) - Monday, Mar 06, 2006 at 19:50

Monday, Mar 06, 2006 at 19:50
Wasnt it also only certain vehicles that no one knows,not even toyota.As in I think they had two suppliers of bearings,one lot in some vehicles and the others in the rest,one lot were faulty,one lot good and no one knows what went where.
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Follow Up By: 120scruiser - Tuesday, Mar 07, 2006 at 22:43

Tuesday, Mar 07, 2006 at 22:43
Thast correct Nick
Toyota had 2 suppliers of bearings but they did not keep a record of whos bearings went into which engines. Most were in the 90 91 and early 92 TD"s.
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