Prado 150 Kakadu radiator hoses

Submitted: Wednesday, Jun 08, 2011 at 16:55
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I am about to set off on an outback trek and have been preparing accordingly.
I am amazed to find that radiator hoses are not available in Australia for this vehicle either original or after market.
Toyota simply say no demand therefore not in stock. Several weeks from Japan is not much help to me.
Does anyone have any suggestions as to what might be useful to fix a split hose in unlikely event of hose damage ? Have read somewhere of heat resistant tape .
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Reply By: Kimba10 - Wednesday, Jun 08, 2011 at 17:18

Wednesday, Jun 08, 2011 at 17:18
The only other thing is to get one with the same diameter outlets/inlets in one of those flexi type hoses with the spring inside. Get the rough length of the original hoses and get the new ones slightly longer, been a new vehicle the chances of splitting one are probably zero but bet murphy will strike if you dont have them ............

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Reply By: RobAck - Wednesday, Jun 08, 2011 at 17:19

Wednesday, Jun 08, 2011 at 17:19
I suggest you use one of the specialist self repairing tapes as an emergency repair item. They can be quite useful in other situations as well.

Given that your Prado is, I suspect, pretty new, then rubber hose degradation is not really an issue and whilst the risk of a component failure is always there the newer the vehicle then the lower the risk


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Reply By: Member Al (Sunshine Coast) - Wednesday, Jun 08, 2011 at 17:20

Wednesday, Jun 08, 2011 at 17:20
Rather than carry spare hoses I prefer to ensure that the fitted hoses are young and in good condition. Having said that, I do actually carry the old ones just in case as I already had them.

Consider this....... you leave the old ones on for some years and carry new spares (did you remember heater hoses also?) Then one day a fitted hose fails so you bless your foresight and fit the spare. Lo and behold, when the temperature and pressure get up the recently fitted hose reveals its manufacturing defect and fails also. Not highly likely perhaps but it has been known. Seems preferable to stick with the tried and tested hose but replace it (in home base) every few years.

As for repairing hoses on the track, it seems a long shot without some rather specialised stuff. If you do have to do a temporary repair you may be better off to remove the radiator cap to not allow a pressure rise to stress the repair. It would then be necessary to drive at reduced power to avoid boiling the radiator.

If what you say about no hose stock in Australia is true then I would be ordering some now in advance.


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Reply By: Member - Graeme W (NSW) - Wednesday, Jun 08, 2011 at 17:22

Wednesday, Jun 08, 2011 at 17:22
Hi Paul,

You can buy stuff called Tommy tape at hardware stores. It's called rescue tape as well.

The roll I've got says it withstands pressures in excess of 700 psi and up to 200 deg C.

I haven't to used it yet so can't comment on it's effectiveness.

Rescue tape is often demonstrated at the various 4WD shows.

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Follow Up By: Kimba10 - Wednesday, Jun 08, 2011 at 17:27

Wednesday, Jun 08, 2011 at 17:27
Brilliant stuff, I have used it on my snorkel, as you wrap it around it bonds to itself, pain in the but if you dont wrap it write the first time as soon as it touches each other it starts to bond instantly, JCar also sell it, thats where I got mine from...........
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Reply By: Member - Phil G (SA) - Wednesday, Jun 08, 2011 at 18:28

Wednesday, Jun 08, 2011 at 18:28
I'd be comfortable with not carrying spare radiator hoses on a vehicle that is less than 5 years old. I've not seen or heard of failures of these on newish Toyotas. The genuine hoses are very good and the spring clamps they use are better than the worm clamps.

Heater hoses is easy - just carry a length of the right diameter hose - usually 5/8 or 3/4".
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Reply By: ABR - SIDEWINDER - Wednesday, Jun 08, 2011 at 18:43

Wednesday, Jun 08, 2011 at 18:43
I bought hoses for my Prado 150 GXL V6 no problem. (Petrol)

Here is the part numbers for the hoses, the v-belt and the air filter.

I got these from Oldmac Toyota in Brisbane.

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Reply By: MEMBER - Darian, SA - Wednesday, Jun 08, 2011 at 20:25

Wednesday, Jun 08, 2011 at 20:25
My first outback travel vehicle was new - had it for 6/7 years - the second one was new - had that for 8 years - current vehicle is 6 years old - bought spare hoses for all of them - never had a hose or belt of any sort fail on any them. Wouldn't be without hoses and belts though ... and all the other spares, bits n pieces for every thing that might possibly happen. Maybe I'm a mobile hoarder ?
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