Bad service - new tactic

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Reply By: Rockape - Friday, Feb 12, 2010 at 07:24

Friday, Feb 12, 2010 at 07:24
He tried the same stunt at the Nissan dealers but his motor blew up before he could crash.
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Follow Up By: ajd - Friday, Feb 12, 2010 at 16:46

Friday, Feb 12, 2010 at 16:46
Even though Toyota's are killing people the world over, its still Nissan bashing time.

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Follow Up By: Rockape - Friday, Feb 12, 2010 at 17:14

Friday, Feb 12, 2010 at 17:14
Lighten up old son, just looked at Outbacktoruers rig and it just happened to be a Nissan.

I own a Tojo and drive them everyday, if you saw a recent thread from me on the new V8's you can see I will post there short comings also, and they have heaps.

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Follow Up By: ajd - Friday, Feb 12, 2010 at 18:50

Friday, Feb 12, 2010 at 18:50
No offense taken I just like stirring the pot!!!

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Follow Up By: ajd - Friday, Feb 12, 2010 at 19:12

Friday, Feb 12, 2010 at 19:12
I was looking at buying a tojo v8 ute for work, what are they like?
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Follow Up By: Rockape - Friday, Feb 12, 2010 at 20:15

Friday, Feb 12, 2010 at 20:15
We have about 30 of them at work and they seem to have a few problems.

Now this may seem unfair considering they are used for u/g mining, my way of thinking is it just hastens any problems that are likely to arise.

They are actually looking at importing 6 cyl ones from South Africa, the maintenance costs are too high compared with the 79 series 6cyl utes.

1. Some of the doors are rusting where the window pillars meet the door skin.
2. Water leaks in the engines have caused the loss of 3 engines.
3. They are going through air con. condensers at an alarming rate and have been fitting Red Dot roof air cons, the mud and water are causing the problem but the old utes didn't suffer from this.
4. Injectors have been a problem also.
5. 8 hours to change a starter motor.
6. Alternators that are under slung.

They have fitted low water alarms to all utes and I picked one up and drove it a couple of K then off went the alarm. Being a sealed system you tend to rely on the expansion bottle as your guide, it was normal and when the radiator plug was removed it took 5 litres of water.

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Follow Up By: Outbacktourer - Saturday, Feb 13, 2010 at 20:42

Saturday, Feb 13, 2010 at 20:42
Interesting data there Rocky. At the end of my profile you will see I also had a '06 Sahara Turbo, wife currently has a Kluger. I have found both my Toyota and Nissan to be outstanding at what they do and have been very reliable. Because I have modified the bejesus out of my Nissan I am keeping it. The Tojo is being replaced by a Disco 4. Light years ahead of anything else and the Indians seem to be serious about quality, we shall see.

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Reply By: Outbacktourer - Saturday, Feb 20, 2010 at 22:21

Saturday, Feb 20, 2010 at 22:21
Seems like there are potentially up to 8 million people affected by Tojo quality failures but all quiet at Exploroz? Why is that?

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Follow Up By: Alloy c/t - Sunday, Feb 21, 2010 at 11:08

Sunday, Feb 21, 2010 at 11:08
Because once you have bought the item no one will admit that it may have shortcomings , , brings to mind the old saying "if its got t--s or wheels sooner or later its going to give you trouble " LOL.
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Follow Up By: ajd - Monday, Feb 22, 2010 at 08:34

Monday, Feb 22, 2010 at 08:34
If you check the forum rules it states that any thread which criticises a Toyota will be moderated.

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Reply By: OzTroopy - Sunday, Feb 21, 2010 at 10:45

Sunday, Feb 21, 2010 at 10:45
Heh heh .... The ridicule I used to get back in the early 90's when suggesting Toyota was "slipping" was enormous ....

But it looks like the old saying ...

" every dog has his day " .... is true .... and Im enjoying a calenders worth.

They have been resting way too long on the laurels of the 40series and the 1970's corolla ... just like Chrysler and the WW2 Jeep.


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