prado spares

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we are heading off around oz in a 2003 prado towing a jayco flimingo off road camper sticking to the coast where possiable and mostley on the bituman with the exception of gibb river road. i have read a few places that it is a good idea to take a few spare parts with the exception of extra spare tyres can anyone help me with what kind of spares i may need if any. the car has only done 80,000 km
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Reply By: Member - Footloose - Monday, May 12, 2008 at 23:40

Monday, May 12, 2008 at 23:40
Belts and hoses for the radiator. Tyre repair kit. Magic tape to fix anything that shouldn't move but does. "Bug off" for the windscreen washer water...
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Reply By: Member - desray (WA) - Monday, May 12, 2008 at 23:44

Monday, May 12, 2008 at 23:44
Apart from the usual fan belts and hoses I would take some spare CV boots. I was in Broome 2 years back with a split boot ( Prado ) and had to get one flown in from Perth . No generic ones and non of the local Toyota dealers had any ?
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Reply By: Anthony (Vic) - Tuesday, May 13, 2008 at 07:06

Tuesday, May 13, 2008 at 07:06
Hi Karlt

We took (for 2003 TD GX Prado) top & bottom radiator hoses, set of v-belts, air & fuel filters, tape, 1 litre oil, small tube of hi temp silcon. Also took 2 sets of wheel bearing for our Dove Outback, and set of wheel studs.

What we used were the filters. Bought oil when in Alice to do an oil change (instead of carrying 7 litres). We lost an 8mm bolt that tensions the AC v-belt along oodnadatta trk but had a spare. Snapped a wheel stud on the Prado (due to no grease on threads and a bit binding from rust) and had this fixed by Burlieghheads Toyota.

On the Jayco, we replaced a wheel bearing in Marla CVP, lucky I had a spare!.

Bsfore we left on the trip, I was surprised that only 2 toyota dealers in all Melbourne had the 2 radiator hoses in stock. I didn't need them but glad I have them as spares. Almost as bad for the v-belts, went to 3 different spares outlets before I could get a set.

Other than the few problems along the way, the Prado went like a dream.

Cheers Anthony
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Reply By: traveller2 - Tuesday, May 13, 2008 at 08:22

Tuesday, May 13, 2008 at 08:22
Ditto the fan belt(s), radiator hoses, fuel filters as we've come across a few people stranded at remote towns waiting up to a week for basic spares.
Also the wheel bearings and hub seals for the camper.
Wheel studs and nuts for the Prado. Half a dozen of each and check that fron tand rear wheel studs are the same ;-))
Additionally before you go jack up all wheels on truck and camper and remove wheel nuts, lube and refit with wheelbrace, stops nasty surprises on the side of the road if you get a flat.
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Reply By: Willb - Tuesday, May 13, 2008 at 08:24

Tuesday, May 13, 2008 at 08:24
Hi karlt, good luck to you.
I am not completly up to date on the Prado engine but I would be checking the timing belt replacement period and facturing that expense into your calculations. Some makes have the timing belt replacement interval at 100,000 ks which would place you, if applicable into that category.
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Follow Up By: Member - Peter R (QLD) - Tuesday, May 13, 2008 at 09:05

Tuesday, May 13, 2008 at 09:05
Would suggest you change your windscreen wiper jets to those of a Hilux.
I did mine on 2007 D4D , with excellent results.
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Reply By: HGMonaro - Tuesday, May 13, 2008 at 09:33

Tuesday, May 13, 2008 at 09:33
I took spare radiator hoses and serpentine belt (ours is a V6). Didn't use any of them (of course :) ) but as noted above, don't go in to buy them the day before you leave... unlikely to have them in stock. Only took a couple of days to get them in, which was better than Subaru which took 2 weeks to get a radiator hose for me.

For our camper I took a set of shockers as I figured they would be some weird size and hard to come by but the bearings are stock Ford items so easy to source.

If you're crossing the Pentecost, take suitable tape and plastic to cover your door and vents. Othewise, I took small tubes of silicon, various glues, tape and a range of screws, bolts and basic tools.

Cheers, Nige
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Follow Up By: pheonix - Tuesday, May 13, 2008 at 12:44

Tuesday, May 13, 2008 at 12:44
Hey Nige,

When you crossed the Pentecost last year did the camper get any water in it and how did it fare on the GRR. June 30th is looming to do the same trip as you.

Graeme
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Follow Up By: HGMonaro - Tuesday, May 13, 2008 at 13:53

Tuesday, May 13, 2008 at 13:53
Hi Graeme,

No water in. We taped some plastic across the door vent and around the edge (using wide plastic tape). Also did the fridge vent but the water was nowhere near that deep, just washed the underneath. The GRR was fine. Couple of bumpy sections but from what I've read every year can be different. Road up to Drysdale (Kulumburu Rd) was a lot rougher with some sections of corrugations and dust patches.

Cheers, Nige
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Reply By: Member - 120scruiser (NSW) - Tuesday, May 13, 2008 at 17:35

Tuesday, May 13, 2008 at 17:35
There is one item I never leave home without. Its called NeedIt.
It is two parts like putty. You mix the two bits together and it sets rock hard. It can be drilled and tapped to put a screw or bolt in it. It is great for sealing leaking radiators, fuel tanks water tanks etc. Highly recommended.
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Follow Up By: Member - Phil G (SA) - Tuesday, May 13, 2008 at 22:25

Tuesday, May 13, 2008 at 22:25
I agree its great stuff. Spelt "Knead-it"
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Reply By: Member - Bob S (NSW) - Tuesday, May 13, 2008 at 20:34

Tuesday, May 13, 2008 at 20:34
Hi Karit,

Agree with all of the above posts but would also include a set of fuses. You can buy a set of mixed sizes which will do the job if you get stuck.
Enjoy the trip.

Cheers,

Bob
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