TROOPY OIL LEAK-ANY SUGGESTIONS?

Submitted: Wednesday, Mar 12, 2008 at 12:49
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I have a Nov 2004 TD Troopy with 50k on the clock. Whilst cleaning the grease from the steering knuckle today i noticed the grease was a bit runny, touched the bottom of the four bolts at the bottom of the steering knuckle and had clean oil on my hand.
Was suprised at how clean it was, does this mean the oil seal has gone? What a pain in the --- to replace that!
As it's four months out of warranty i guess there is no point in going to Mr Toyota?
Thanks for any help you can offer.
Lyndon
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Reply By: warfer69 - Wednesday, Mar 12, 2008 at 13:08

Wednesday, Mar 12, 2008 at 13:08
Hiya Lyndon

*i guess there is no point in going to Mr Toyota*

Its worth a go i reckon,some companies will honour a few months past
warranties as a good will gesture..They can only say NO and it could have happened a few months back and you did not notice..Go down and see them.

Just a suggestion




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Reply By: Moose - Wednesday, Mar 12, 2008 at 14:09

Wednesday, Mar 12, 2008 at 14:09
G'day Lyndon
With only 50K on clock I'd definitely be giving the dealer a call and fighting for them to do it as a warranty job.
Odd that the oil is clean - whenever my 80 has leaked it's always been dirty black stuff.
Cheers from the Moose
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Reply By: Member - Phil G (SA) - Wednesday, Mar 12, 2008 at 14:15

Wednesday, Mar 12, 2008 at 14:15
Gday Lyndon,
Mine had the same problem with 60,000k on the clock and just over a year old. The previous owner hassled Toyota (CMI), and eventually got them to fix it. Theres a bit of a debate as to whether this is a maintenance item or a repair under warranty.

The oil is from the front diff and is leaking past the inner axle oil seal. This seal is a cheapy - only about $12 from Toyota and many LandCruiser owners replace it whenever the swivel hubs are repacked, as cheap insurance. Its also possible that the axle is not sitting exactly in the middle of the housing, causing the oil to slip past the seal.
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Reply By: redfive - Wednesday, Mar 12, 2008 at 19:54

Wednesday, Mar 12, 2008 at 19:54
Gentleman

I dont know about cheap seals but one cause of it could be to much oil in the front diff
the housing they use is a hilux rear diff housing so if you turn it around and over and the fill hole is to high so if you fill it up to it runs out the hole you have to much oil in your front diff
so you dont fill it up all the way i fill it to it just touches my little finger never had a problem 137000 kms

Glenn
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Follow Up By: Member - Roachie (SA) - Thursday, Mar 13, 2008 at 00:03

Thursday, Mar 13, 2008 at 00:03
I'd also check that the diff breather is not blocked.....maybe it is and then the pressure is building up when hot, forcing the pressurised oil to find the weakest point to get out.
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Reply By: Member - lyndon K (SA) - Wednesday, Mar 12, 2008 at 20:42

Wednesday, Mar 12, 2008 at 20:42
Thanks for the reply's folks,will keep you posted.
Cheers Lyndon
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Follow Up By: V8 Troopie - Wednesday, Mar 12, 2008 at 23:55

Wednesday, Mar 12, 2008 at 23:55
It may be worth while to check above the wet spot to see if its not diesel dripping down from the fuel line.
Klaus
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Follow Up By: Member - lyndon K (SA) - Thursday, Mar 13, 2008 at 06:57

Thursday, Mar 13, 2008 at 06:57
Ah Ha, you just may be right Klaus! It's on the right hand side and i changed the fuel filters only a couple of weeks ago!
Maybe Diesel mixed with LMM grease could take on a light brown apperience like diff oil?
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