What spare parts for a current model Prado?

Submitted: Wednesday, Mar 15, 2006 at 17:50
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I'm doing the Canning stock route again this Jul but this time in a current model Prado 120 (45000 km) with the 1GR petrol motor. Have talked to a number of 4WD shop & Toyoto service places about what are the spares they suggest taking. Most say the car is new & the Prado is particularly reliable, so at this stage the only spares I have collected are:
- blade fuses
- OE front & rear shockers (leftover from suspension upgrade)
- main serpentine drive belt
- fuel filter
- small genie & bty charger as backup for alternator failure
- all the required oils
- spare tyre casing
- assorted spare nuts/bolts etc
- lots of repair stuff like elec wire, fencing wire, tape, epoxy etc etc

Any Prado 120 owners out there with suggestions of additional spares to take (noting that you could take a spare part for everything but then I couldn't fit anything else in & couldn't afford to do the trip!!)

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Reply By: Member - Stillthinkinaboutit - Wednesday, Mar 15, 2006 at 17:59

Wednesday, Mar 15, 2006 at 17:59
Not a Prado owner, but I would also carry :

Radiator Cap.
Top and Bottom Radiator Hoses.
A length of universal heater hose and a couple of anti kink springs.
A length of fuel hose.
Hose clamps of various sizes.
Hose joiners af various sizes.
Oil filter.
Air filter.
Any other belts ( unless serpentine drives everything ).
Fuel tank / radiator putty.


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Follow Up By: Member - Drew T (VIC) - Thursday, Mar 16, 2006 at 07:24

Thursday, Mar 16, 2006 at 07:24
thanks for that ... i have been told by many folks now that modern radiator hoses are very reliable & an unecessary spare. not so apparently for older model cars where they weren't as reliable even when new & many failed as they got older

not sure why an air or oil filter are logical spares?? i just keep tapping any dust out of the paper filter; & what can reasonably go wrong with an oil filter?
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Reply By: 120scruiser - Wednesday, Mar 15, 2006 at 18:28

Wednesday, Mar 15, 2006 at 18:28
I own a 120 and just did a fairly large trip.
A hint slip a few hose clamps over the spare hoses and nip them up that way you have the right size clamps ready to go and won't go loose in the bottom of the tool box.
Don't bother taking a spare front shock unless you are taking spring compressors and relevant tools to dismantle the front end to get the strut out.
I would take
tube of silastic,
tube of need it,
multi meter. Most problems are electrical.
roll of gaffer tape or 100 mile an hour tape.
roll of electrical tape.
I also took a tube for the tyres I had.
a couple of spare spark plugs although they are supposed to last 100 000 km.
A hint with the spare rear shock you should be able to find somewhere underneath the car near the chassis and cable tie it up so it is out of the way.
Personally I wouldn't take the battery charger and gen set as if you are with other vehicles, I presume, you could do battery swaps on the go if an alternator was to go. The 120 is limited for space as I found so anything I could do with out I did.
Thats all I can think of for now.
Have a good trip
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Follow Up By: Member - Drew T (VIC) - Thursday, Mar 16, 2006 at 07:26

Thursday, Mar 16, 2006 at 07:26
thanks for the advice
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Follow Up By: Member - Drew T (VIC) - Thursday, Mar 16, 2006 at 19:17

Thursday, Mar 16, 2006 at 19:17
actually, i have not been able to find any after-market brands of spares for the Prado120 ... have you?
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Follow Up By: 120scruiser - Friday, Mar 17, 2006 at 09:03

Friday, Mar 17, 2006 at 09:03
Hi Drew
Me either.
Everything has to come from Toyota except spark plugs (and they are
expensive), fuel filters and oil filters. BTW I use genuine on customers cars whilst under warranty anyway. All hoses are genuine as well.
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Follow Up By: Member - Drew T (VIC) - Friday, Mar 17, 2006 at 17:05

Friday, Mar 17, 2006 at 17:05
120cruiser .. one more question for you ...
i think i'll get the radiator hoses ($30 each) & fuel filter ($65) as they aren't too expensive. however was also toying with the idea of a spare front & rear wheel bearing ($120 & $50 respectively). what do you think ... is this an unecessary spare on a newish car?
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Follow Up By: 120scruiser - Monday, Mar 20, 2006 at 07:58

Monday, Mar 20, 2006 at 07:58
I wouldn't as you will more than likely need a hydraulic press to R/R them. Wheel bearings are not a common thing to go but wheel studs are. I carry a few spare studs and nuts.
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Reply By: Member - Oldplodder (QLD) - Wednesday, Mar 15, 2006 at 18:51

Wednesday, Mar 15, 2006 at 18:51
Besides the blade fuses, got any fusable links like I have in the pajero?
80 amp for the glow plugs, 100 amp for battery, a couple of 40 amps for AC etc.

Might be an idea to pop a couple in if you do.

Spare air filter or you could tap it out on the way. I run a finer filter with a spare outer.

Also carry a couple of metres of fuel hose in case of a blockage or a hose cracking.
Useful for any fuel type issue or any small hose like a vacumm hose.

Usually also put in half an old tyre tube to be cut up for various packings and repairs to things that rub.

And of course zip ties!

Also if you doing a lot of corrugations, I sometimes use 2 or 3 turns of some masking tape on the beer cans top and bottom to stop them rubbing through. Happened on the Cape trip. The long life milk turned to cream too.

Drop some silastic on bolted connections like battery straps bolts, spot light mountings and other places that may vibrate loose. Look for places hoses and wires are starting to rub, or could rub and zip tie ot tape some protection around them. Sometimes the spacers between hoses close together move and the hoses rub.

Your not doing a lot of water (?), so a spanner for diffs etc not so critical.

And check your firewall and underbody for holes that havn't been sealed properly or grommets not in properly so dust will stay out.

There is a story behind most of those comments, but then I have always had pajeros anf not a prado, so maybe you are one step ahead :-).

Have a good trip. - And travel light !!!!!!
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Follow Up By: Member - Drew T (VIC) - Friday, Mar 17, 2006 at 17:09

Friday, Mar 17, 2006 at 17:09
thanks for that. yes i was going to take a length of fuel hose & a selection of blade fuses. the dual batteries are already on 60A circuit breakers. however i'll have to investigate further what 'main' fuses there are in a Prado120 ..... Toyota tell me there are to many main fuses & therefore impractical to carry spares for all of them!!
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