damage to L/Cruiser 100 series Petrol

Submitted: Wednesday, Aug 20, 2003 at 21:36
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Recently returned from a great trip from Melbourne to the Louth races, Bourke and onto Hugerford and Currawinja National Park only to be holted by travel further West by welcome rain for all folks living in those areas. Only major problem was a nasty disruption to our sub-fuel tank's ability to pump by a rock/stone/log upsetting the solinoid that controls that task. Whilst I'm not up with the "nitty-gritty" I quickly learned how to stop a serious fuel leak with wire-ties half way between Ford's Bridge and Yantabulla. The road we were on was far from nasty and I have used it dozens of times before but I hear the Toyota Prado has been a victim of similar problems. My family plans next year to cross the Tanami, venture along the Gibb River Road and then the Savannah Track to Cairns and I am feeling a little nervous. Cost to repair will only be $300-400 but that is not my concern. Anyone else had this problem.
Toyota claims they have never encountered it before with the 100 series !!!
Please let the Footdoc know and I may even be forced to have a bash plate or like made up to avoid further injury to fuel supply AND pocket. "The Footdoc"
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Reply By: Member - Bob - Wednesday, Aug 20, 2003 at 23:40

Wednesday, Aug 20, 2003 at 23:40
Footdoc,
soon after I got the LX470 we took it up to Carnarvon Gorge and on the road heading into Salvator Rosa the fuel line above the rear axle fell apart. We were very lucky to detect it. Luckily I had a hose clamp and was able to patch it up. I wasn't too happy about being drenched in petrol on a 35 degree day out in the boonies. That was 150,000 km ago. No troubles since then.Bob
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Follow Up By: Williewags- Thursday, Aug 21, 2003 at 09:10

Thursday, Aug 21, 2003 at 09:10
Bob,
Well it just goes to show you..............I went that way in a decrepit(not my words) old Nissan G60 and nothing broke....must say the road was a bit corrugated out from Tambo...

Willie

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Reply By: Wil - Thursday, Aug 21, 2003 at 06:38

Thursday, Aug 21, 2003 at 06:38
Footdoc
Where about is the fuel solanoid on the 100? Have they shifted it from the 80?
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Follow Up By: footdoc - Thursday, Aug 21, 2003 at 08:48

Thursday, Aug 21, 2003 at 08:48
Will, I dont know whether the solinoid has changed position from the 80 series, but it is above the rear axle as opposed to the Prado where it is below and very exposed, thus susceptible to direct hits from any airborne debris. I will endeavour to find if it has change site. Footdoc
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Reply By: Chris - Thursday, Aug 21, 2003 at 12:40

Thursday, Aug 21, 2003 at 12:40
We've got a deisel 100 series only about 9 months old. Don't know why but suddenly the sub-tank button stopped working, or so we thought. Acctually it was working but the guage in the dash always read the main tank. My wife ran out of fuel due to this and when Toyota finally fixed it they had to replace the whole instrument panel saying it was a faulty fuel guage. I'd hate this to happen somewhere out the back of beyond.
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Reply By: colin - Friday, Aug 22, 2003 at 14:47

Friday, Aug 22, 2003 at 14:47
mate has an 80 series and has had the same prob of a stick coming up and ripping the fuel line above the back axle. Col
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