We have an 80 now

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Postby beaujest4 » Tue Jan 21, 2014 9:52 pm

That's it Nig. If they can fix it great, if not see if they can put something in with a bigger output to keep the power up to everything
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Postby beaujest4 » Wed Jan 22, 2014 4:28 pm

What a day. Take the 80 in to auto elec. Take the bride around to pathologist for blood test, jump back into the Zook, which the kids have been using and the battery is dead. Onto NRMA roadside assist and a new battery. Go back home to stake a tyre going up the driveway. Flat battery, flat tyre, what next? A new alternator.

Oh well both vehicles are back on the road so all is good again.
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Postby Foo » Wed Jan 22, 2014 7:32 pm

Bugger.:lol: At least all the wheels are turning again.:hehe:

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Postby beaujest4 » Tue Feb 04, 2014 7:32 pm

Originally mounted the light bar above the rack and had a bit of light thrown onto the bottom of the windscreen. No real big problem as long as the screen is clean. Have some crappy phone photos to show the difference.

With the light bar above the rack

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Moved the bar under the rack.

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Should be a lot better with the light a bit further from the windscreen. See how it goes the next couple of nights
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Re: We have an 80 now

Postby beaujest4 » Sun Mar 30, 2014 12:02 pm

Since buying the 80 there has been a leak somewhere around the auto transmission box. Only leaking enough to be annoying but not enough to be a serious problem. About 6 months ago had had enough of it and replaced the gasket and filter hoping that might be the problem. Taking the pan off and cleaned it up all looked okay. New gasket on and nothing really changed. Still leaked the same.

Friday morning going to work in the dark and a old dead tree had fallen across the driveway. No biggy, edged the wheels up to it and it moved enough so I could drive over. Heard a few bangs underneath as drove over it and never thought any more of it. Moved the remainder of the tree off the drive for others to get through.

Later at work I get told the 80 is leaking (definitely diesel) they said. go out at the end of the day and it it ATF. Can't see anything visibly wrong underneath but plenty of fluid under her. Due to work couldn't check it until this morning and it appears there is a leak in the pan where a bracket to bolt the 'bash plate' is spot welded to the pan. There is nothing above the bracket but plenty of ATF below the bracket. Will check with the wreckers have a pan, if not Kenny has offered to braze it for me. Thanks mate.

Apparently new from Mr Toyota it is $200 new with a couple of weeks wait.
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Re: We have an 80 now

Postby beaujest4 » Tue Jun 03, 2014 11:55 am

just a bit of an update, thanks to Kenny Koala the transmission pan is now fixed and working well. For now I have left the bash plate off.

At times I fail to understand the logic of one of this vehicles previous two owners. It is fitted out with good gear, ARB bar work etc, the electric work for addition items is all good with a Redarc dual battery set up, good quality drawers etc and then they go and throw a stupid Tiger11 winch on the front. I have had nothing but trouble with it from the start. Initially it didn't want to work. After a bit of working on the control box got it to work. Same thing a couple of times later until it just gave up the ghost altogether. The last time I did use it the drum break broke and thanks to Ant at Coffs 4wd Centre got it replaced.

The main problem is despite what may be said otherwise the control box was getting moisture inside and the whole thing was just a gunked up blob of corrosion. Made inquiries and the easiest fix was to replace the guts of the control box. Called up Ant at Coffs 4wd Centre, top bloke, and said he would have a look and get it working for me. Dropped the 80 off and waited for a call. Turns out the old Controller was too far gone and replaced the whole contol box with a new one. Only problem was he didn't have a Tiger11 one so now I have a Runva Controller for a Tiger11 winch.

Best part is for JLW14 I now have a operating winch. Not one I would really like to be putting my life on the line for but one that if the situation needs it will be able to do the job. NO, I am not a fan of Tiger11.

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Next thing I guess will be to replace the rope and get some new rope protectors for it

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Re: We have an 80 now

Postby SeaJay » Thu Sep 04, 2014 9:03 am

take the rocker cover off and close the gap on the splash plate on the underside of the cover to about 10 mm, that should stop most of the oil in your breather pipe, and check the four lower king pin nuts each side are tight (below the swivel hub)
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Re: We have an 80 now

Postby beaujest4 » Wed Feb 11, 2015 11:18 pm

After a play on the weekend had to give the 80 a good clean and after two days ended up pulling the rear brakes off to find a bigger mess which needed a lot of work. Now I have shiny new rear rotors and new looking calipers, which actually move. While I had it all apart cleaned out the drum brake mechanism for the hand brake and re-adjusted it all. All back together now and while the hand brake actually works again, the brakes may need a better bleeding.

Photos to follow
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Re: We have an 80 now

Postby Taziiy » Thu Feb 12, 2015 12:01 am

it must be good to stop again now.
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Re: We have an 80 now

Postby beaujest4 » Thu Feb 12, 2015 9:43 am

always an issue
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Re: We have an 80 now

Postby El_Freddo » Sat Feb 14, 2015 3:26 pm

Geez mate, looking back over the last 6 months or so you've got to ask what hasn't been replaced on the vehilce??

Insane. I hope you have a clean streak for the rest of 2015!!

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Re: We have an 80 now

Postby beaujest4 » Sat Feb 14, 2015 5:52 pm

Did the rear pinion seal today and changed the oil in the rear diff. Will change the front diff another day
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Re: We have an 80 now

Postby beaujest4 » Sun Jul 26, 2015 5:30 pm

Went to change fan belts today all was going good. Found the right bolts to undo to back of the alternator to slacken the load on the belts to remove the old ones no worries.

Go to put the new ones on. Maybe it was the way I was doing it but could not get the belt into the second groove to get the first belt right so under the vehicle and take of the guard. First bolt, sheared the head off.

Get the others off no worries. Then I notice radiator fluid in a number of place it probably shouldn't be. That will need further investigation.

Get the two belts in place and start to tighten it all back up. All going good, belts getting tighter, still not tight though and then the bolt gives way and I have sheared the head of the bolt off.

It is Sunday afternoon, ring Repco and as I thought no they don't carry the bolt. Now to wait to Monday and may inquiries and see what I can source, either wreckers, Toyota or the bolt specialist in town.

Get the belts all on and tighten up right and hopefully not squeal there titties off and start looking at this radiator
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Re: We have an 80 now

Postby beaujest4 » Mon Jul 27, 2015 12:32 pm

A bit of running around to find the right Industrial Supply shop that had a bolt, $2.50 and all fixed again without the belts squealing at me.

Now to sort out what is going on with the radiator
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Re: We have an 80 now

Postby nig » Mon Jul 27, 2015 7:09 pm

Isnt working on your own truck fun then :confused:


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