Tojo 70 series factory diff locks

Submitted: Wednesday, Jul 11, 2012 at 18:03
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G'day

Anyone out there with a 70 series with factory diff locks?

If so are there any restrictions on when they can be engaged?

e.g. in low range only

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Reply By: Ozhumvee - Wednesday, Jul 11, 2012 at 18:48

Wednesday, Jul 11, 2012 at 18:48
Got a few friends with them and as far as I know they can be engaged in high 4 and the rear one has to be locked before the front one can be locked. The little front diff wouldn't last long if it was the only one locked.
Also know of a few that have had problems with water entering the actuating motor/mechanism and it is very expensive to replace.
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Follow Up By: Chorba - Wednesday, Jul 11, 2012 at 19:41

Wednesday, Jul 11, 2012 at 19:41
Thanks Peter

I've heard similar comments on the water issue.

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Reply By: Member - Keith B (QLD) - Thursday, Jul 12, 2012 at 10:00

Thursday, Jul 12, 2012 at 10:00
G'day Chorba,
I have a 2005 Troopy with factory diff locks. They can be engaged in both H4 and L4. Rear has to be locked before front can be locked. They will unlock "automatically" if you shift to H2.
I have not had any problems (touch wood) as mentioned in other postings.
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Reply By: Barry 2 - Friday, Jul 13, 2012 at 17:51

Friday, Jul 13, 2012 at 17:51
Hi Chorba

I have a 2006 70 series Tray back with factory diff locks.
I have had it since new and have used the diff locks from the Vic High Country to Cape York and everywhere in between. I'm very happy with them.

Toyota specify that they are engaged under 8 klm/hr I only engage when completely stopped also they say not to engage when wheels are spinning.

I have used the rear diff lock when I have had trouble reversing my boat at home up the wet grass in 2wd when one rear wheel starts spinning works a treat.

so far so good, hope it stays that way.

Cheers

Barry - Southern Cross dreaming..
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Reply By: Chorba - Sunday, Jul 15, 2012 at 22:16

Sunday, Jul 15, 2012 at 22:16
Thanks all for your replies ... most helpful.

Cheers
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