Hilux Preperations

Submitted: Saturday, Jun 07, 2003 at 01:00
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I have a '94 diesel Hilux 2.8 with live front axle and 140000k on the clock. I'm prepping it for a trip to the outback - oils, hoses, suspension etc. and will be towing about 1/2 ton of camper trailer.
Here is the questions
1. Do I need to replace the rear wheel bearings? some peoplle tell they only last 160000k, others tell me thats crap. Has anyone had experience.
2. What else might a 'Lux of this vintage need before such a trip of about 10000k ?

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Reply By: Goodsy - Saturday, Jun 07, 2003 at 01:20

Saturday, Jun 07, 2003 at 01:20
How long do wheel bearing last? How longs a piece of string?
On last hilux (94 2.8) wheel bearings lasted 90000kms. Running 33's at time. Tyre size has a lot to do with wheel bearing life as does driving style and conditions. I would get them changed if worried, not to expensive. Other things, timing belt and other belts. If shes been looked after you should not have a problem.

Have a good trip.
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Follow Up By: howesy - Monday, Jun 09, 2003 at 19:31

Monday, Jun 09, 2003 at 19:31
Got a 92 dual cab diesel with the live axle and its done 450000. I bought the car with 70000 on the clock, do the math, it's as he said how long is a piece of string. Budget for replacing them on the trip and you wont be surprised by anything. you may come back and find that they are just as you left.
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Reply By: jonny dontknowmuch - Saturday, Jun 07, 2003 at 08:32

Saturday, Jun 07, 2003 at 08:32
had a lux 2.4 sr5 had 140000 on it and the wheel bearings were fine nothing to worry about i wouldnt change them unless your super worried and itll spoil your trip nothing worse than worry whilst away on your trip of a life time.
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Follow Up By: Time - Saturday, Jun 07, 2003 at 11:43

Saturday, Jun 07, 2003 at 11:43
I have a '97model 3l diesel that runs 31" tyres (10.5X15), both front and rear right bearings have been replaced when inspection at service indicated they were on their way out (one at 110,000 and the other at 120,000), cost around $60 each, so cheap insurance really. I must say that the 'lux spends most of it's travel time in the bush so it gets a bit of a pounding, and I gather from the mechanic that the bigger tyres don't help with bearing wear. If it were me I would have them inspected at least, might save a long walk home!!


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Reply By: Bob Y. - Qld - Saturday, Jun 07, 2003 at 14:26

Saturday, Jun 07, 2003 at 14:26

Change rear bearings, repack fronts. Check kingpin bearings, and grease. Blow out radiator core, adjust handbrake. have a good trip. Hooroo...

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Reply By: Member -BJ (Sydney) - Saturday, Jun 07, 2003 at 16:16

Saturday, Jun 07, 2003 at 16:16
gaspas, my mech says check & repack fronts @ 50,000 front & rear @100,000 also if not done to your knowledge replace brake fluid & coolant as they only last about 3 years & start to deteriate . Check belts & hoses if o'kay just take spares incase. Enjoy your trip. Regards Bob
3 Weeks till Gulf trip
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