Spares for 75 Troopie

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Any suggestions as to what spares I should be carrying for a 75 Troopie for a long trip around Oz. Richard and Leonie, The grey nomads.
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Reply By: Truckster (Vic) - Thursday, Jan 08, 2004 at 00:01

Thursday, Jan 08, 2004 at 00:01
For around Oz, carry the basics, and buy what you need along the way IF you need things. otherwise you could fill the car with what you 'Might' need.

Belts, hoses, clamps, cable ties, GOOD toolbox, roll of tire wire, good for holding things in place, Some hose of different sizes.

Oils, for everything (engine diffs etc), brake fluid, Soap for pluggin holes in tanks, metal putty for same, Globes for headlights, buy the others as needed if needed.

Few people in our club, the experienced old blokes, usually change hoses and belts before they leave, and then carry the old ones for spares. Also check brake pads now before you leave.

There is more, but IM tired and the brain has farted..

If the car is in good shape before you leave, thats 1/2 the battle!
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Follow Up By: Member - Richard- Friday, Jan 09, 2004 at 00:23

Friday, Jan 09, 2004 at 00:23
Cheers, you are a mine of info. You must be the one of the most active member on the site. Good on ya! Have a good year.
RichardRichard and Leonie, The grey nomads.
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Reply By: ross - Thursday, Jan 08, 2004 at 00:07

Thursday, Jan 08, 2004 at 00:07
I would get the troopie as reliable as possible to minimise the need for spares. Go through and replace all belts and hoses and if the old ones are ok take them as spares and tuck them away inside the rear panel trim.
If the vehicle is given a thorough service it should go a long way before a breakdown

Spares I would take,would be bulbs,fuses,tube of grease ,permatex gasket sealant,air filter,spark plugs and points (if its petrol).Other things like a small roll of wire,various nuts and bolts off a landcruiser,some gasket making material all come in handy.Dont forget the handcleaner!

If it was my trip I would concentrate on having a good tool kit and the ability to swap parts over if they fail rather than taking a big stock of spares trying to cover every possible mishap.Some friends of mine drove from London to Cairo taking every spare they could fit in their landrover and used not a thing.

The good thing about a 75 series is that you can get parts across the counter or ordered in just about anywhere because thats the main vehicle out there.
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Follow Up By: Member - Richard- Friday, Jan 09, 2004 at 00:29

Friday, Jan 09, 2004 at 00:29
I go along with the good going over before you go. Changing the most obvious things such as belts, hoses and such like before you go is a must even if they look OK but I had not thought about keeping the old ones as spares. Probably getting the radiator flushed and pressure testing might be a good idea too. Overheating can always be a problem on older vehicles with the build up of sludge.
Thanks for taking the trouble to reply.Richard and Leonie, The grey nomads.
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Follow Up By: ross - Friday, Jan 09, 2004 at 00:49

Friday, Jan 09, 2004 at 00:49
Richard The reasoning for taking the used but servicable belts and hoses along as spares,apart from the fact they are paid for, is that if you need to replace one at 2 in the morning in some god forsaken spot,you wont be struggling with stiff new rubber.Sometimes new belts/hoses can be difficult to fit the 1st time.
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Reply By: Member - Jack - Thursday, Jan 08, 2004 at 07:05

Thursday, Jan 08, 2004 at 07:05
Hi Richard:
Have you checked out what David and Michelle carry when they travel?
Go to Vehicle Requirements/Spare Parts and Tools on the menu above. It is pretty detailed, and I used it as my guide when I was "stocking up" before a trip I took last year.
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Follow Up By: Member - Richard- Friday, Jan 09, 2004 at 00:31

Friday, Jan 09, 2004 at 00:31
Good one Jack. Up there for thinking, down there for making it go faster.Richard and Leonie, The grey nomads.
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Reply By: Bob Y. - Qld - Thursday, Jan 08, 2004 at 19:00

Thursday, Jan 08, 2004 at 19:00
Richard,

Get the wheel bearings greased/replaced, and the king pin bearings too. Check the big nut inside the transfer case, that screws onto the back of the gearbox main shaft. If it's loose, the spline can wear prematurely, and you end up with no go!

Otherwise follow all the advice above. Did anyone mention Zippy Ties? An assortment of those are "mandatory". As they are only light, I would take oil seals for diff pinion(one size fits fr. & r.), and rear output shaft of Tranfer Case.

Enjoy the trip,
Hooroo...
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Follow Up By: Member - Richard- Friday, Jan 09, 2004 at 00:32

Friday, Jan 09, 2004 at 00:32
Cheers. I have a lot of zippy ties I do not use since I retired and I wondered what to do with them. (Only joking!)Richard and Leonie, The grey nomads.
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Reply By: Member - Alex B - Thursday, Jan 08, 2004 at 19:32

Thursday, Jan 08, 2004 at 19:32
Hi Richard, As above, but make sure you have a workshop manual.
Ther're a good investment.
Cheers
alex
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Follow Up By: Member - Richard- Friday, Jan 09, 2004 at 00:36

Friday, Jan 09, 2004 at 00:36
Checked the price for the workshop manuals from Toyota and gulp, $340. It seems there are the first ones and then amendments and you have to pay for the lot. Sounds a lot like Microsoft products. Still I think you are right. Any suggestions for an after market manual? Cheers.Richard and Leonie, The grey nomads.
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Follow Up By: Member - Jack - Friday, Jan 09, 2004 at 08:46

Friday, Jan 09, 2004 at 08:46
Richard:
Keep an eye on eBay for manuals. I see quite a lot for sale, even for more recent models. I just got hold of a set for my 1991 80 Series Toyota Landcruiser, after months of looking through automotive bookstores. The price (for the three manuals) was just over $100, and were in excellent condition.
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Reply By: Member - Alex B - Sunday, Jan 11, 2004 at 19:16

Sunday, Jan 11, 2004 at 19:16
Hi again Richard, sorry for the time delay. I bougth a "Max Ellerry's Factory Workshop Manual" 4 years ago for a bout $60 for my HJ75 Troopy. Their phone number is 03 5439 5000, worth a phone call. The manual is very detailed and has been a big help on a couple of occasions

Cheers
alex
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Follow Up By: Member - Richard- Monday, Jan 12, 2004 at 21:33

Monday, Jan 12, 2004 at 21:33
Cheers Alex. Sounds just the thing.Richard and Leonie, The grey nomads.
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