Gearbox Reconditioning in Brisbane Northside

Submitted: Tuesday, May 08, 2012 at 15:17
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Can anyone recommend a Gearbox Reconditioning outfit, preferably on the Northside of Brisbane.

I would prefer drive in drive out, they do all the work of pulling the gearbox out and putting it back.

My vehicle is a 2000 Troopy 78 series, standard 1Hz motor, R151 gearbox.

A certain Toyota dealer close to where I live about an hour north of Brisbane and south of the Sunshine Coast forgot to put oil in the gearbox after draining it, now they do not want to know about the damage that they have caused saying that the oil has now gone into the transfer case from the gearbox due to a faulty oil seal. If that is correct my transfer case now has something like 6+ litres of oil in it!!!!

There is some bearing noise and it now jumps out of 1st and 4th gear but I can drive it to a workshop.

The bottom line, I want to get the gearbox and transfer case reconditioned (or exchange recon) so I can keep on trucking and forget about ever taking either of my Toyotas near that dealer again.

Stevesub
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Reply By: passionfruit - Tuesday, May 08, 2012 at 16:19

Tuesday, May 08, 2012 at 16:19
I have had Troopys for 22 years and they all end up with same gearbox problem the Toyota Dealer is claiming.You can take a cheap option(by-pass hose) or a reco but 18 months down the track you will be in the same situation.Toyota make great engines but there gearboxes and diffs in the 75 series are crap......
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Follow Up By: Stevesub1 - Tuesday, May 08, 2012 at 16:54

Tuesday, May 08, 2012 at 16:54
There was only about a teaspoon of oil if that left in our gearbox. I don't believe that that much ended up in the transfer case. Anyway, I just want to get it fixed by a reputable gearbox place.
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Reply By: Peter T9 - Tuesday, May 08, 2012 at 16:59

Tuesday, May 08, 2012 at 16:59
Agree go bypas option. You can buy the hose kit already made up from East Coast 4WD.
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Follow Up By: Stevesub1 - Tuesday, May 08, 2012 at 17:02

Tuesday, May 08, 2012 at 17:02
Ok, will do when the gearboxis fixed
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Reply By: Peter T9 - Tuesday, May 08, 2012 at 17:19

Tuesday, May 08, 2012 at 17:19
You may not have to repair the gearbox at all if you put the bypass hose on and is certainly worth a try for the price rather than the $3K you will pay otherwise.
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Follow Up By: Stevesub1 - Tuesday, May 08, 2012 at 17:43

Tuesday, May 08, 2012 at 17:43
Been refilled with 4 litres of oil and still have noisy bearings and jumping out of 1st and 4th gears. it Is toast.
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Reply By: MrBitchi (QLD) - Tuesday, May 08, 2012 at 17:49

Tuesday, May 08, 2012 at 17:49
Try this mob.

Diff Lapping Pty Ltd

Highly recommended for all diff and gearbox work.
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Reply By: Member - Chris & Debbie (QLD) - Tuesday, May 08, 2012 at 18:56

Tuesday, May 08, 2012 at 18:56
Hi Steve

You could give Sunstate Gearbox and Diff Service at Kunda Park Maroochydore a go, I have found them very helpfull in the past.

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Follow Up By: gke - Tuesday, May 08, 2012 at 20:30

Tuesday, May 08, 2012 at 20:30
I agree. They have given me good service in the past.No affiliation, just a happy customer.

Cheers, Graham.
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Reply By: Stevesub1 - Wednesday, May 09, 2012 at 06:13

Wednesday, May 09, 2012 at 06:13
Thanks for the replies. I will be making a couple of calls today and getting a bypass hose with the new gearbox.

Stevesub
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