hilux heavy duty centre bearing?

Submitted: Monday, Jun 04, 2012 at 18:49
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is this good enough for the job? or is there better out there?

i've heard something about sickaflexing them up to make them last longer also. mines stuffed.

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Reply By: Michaeljp - Monday, Jun 04, 2012 at 19:20

Monday, Jun 04, 2012 at 19:20
I just bought one from ebay a few years ago and its still going strong.
Saiid nothing about it being heavy duty.
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Reply By: olcoolone - Tuesday, Jun 05, 2012 at 08:16

Tuesday, Jun 05, 2012 at 08:16
The 1983 Hilux,s didn't have a centre bearing, don't know about sikaflex bonding to the surfaces.
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Reply By: Wildman - Tuesday, Jun 05, 2012 at 08:18

Tuesday, Jun 05, 2012 at 08:18
mines a 90 Ln106. so i either have to replace the centre bearing or get a solid shaft customed up.

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Reply By: trains - Tuesday, Jun 05, 2012 at 09:46

Tuesday, Jun 05, 2012 at 09:46
Hi Wildman,
Not sure if there is a heavy duty one, or if you had a picture in your post, I didnt see it.


To get longer life out of them,

Yes, get some sikaflex and with your new center bearing, fill the voids in the rubber that holds the bearing.

What happens in normal use, is that the rubber deteriorates and moves more and more and finally dosent hold the bearing correctly, thus it moves excessively from center causing vibration, noise etc.
Often the actual bearing proper in the middle is still quite servicable and ok.

So I use the black stuff, adhesive.
ensure you correctly fill the voids in the rubber that holds the bearing, and once done, let cure for a few days/ week.
Then fit.

Will last alot longer and no issues with vibration etc.

Trains

Once again, just mark your tailshaft clearly, so you dont put it back misaligned, and do yourself a favour, get a new locknut from toyota, 3-4 bucks, and use locktite on the nut as well.



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Follow Up By: Wildman - Tuesday, Jun 05, 2012 at 09:56

Tuesday, Jun 05, 2012 at 09:56
Excellent Trains... thanks!
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Reply By: The Bantam - Tuesday, Jun 05, 2012 at 10:04

Tuesday, Jun 05, 2012 at 10:04
replacing split tail shafts with single piece tail shafts is a very common mod on a variety of vehicles.

My 03 hilux has a single piece tail shaft from factory.

The split tail shaft seems to come and go.

cheers
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Follow Up By: gbc - Tuesday, Jun 05, 2012 at 18:06

Tuesday, Jun 05, 2012 at 18:06
My 03 (v6 auto) had a two piece and centre bearing. Interesting.
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Follow Up By: The Bantam - Wednesday, Jun 06, 2012 at 10:30

Wednesday, Jun 06, 2012 at 10:30
I also have an earlier 2wd hilux with a split tail shaft.

there seems to be no real pattern.

It occurs to me that it should be a relativly trivial matter to change between the two.

Interesting to hear who has what.

cheers
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