Mate of mine took his stock Subaru Brumby ute to the Tip about 25yrs ago. Bloke in a cruiser tells him 'ya cant bring that thing up here' to which he replied 'well I have havent I' or similar.
I saw a show the other day with a dual cab defender and two other trucks going up the...
Best vehicle on sand, other than a beetle, was our DL Subaru dual range from 1990. Bloody brilliant thing.
Worst - 2007 Rav 4. Stupid 4wd setup where the rear only engages when the front slips........ Spin, rev, stop. :o
I think the only one is I sit on 100k most of the time and use light throttle when taking off in traffic. But that's still quicker than the poor old 1kz .
I use a scanguage so tracking is instantaneous. If I am in a hurry and run cruise sitting on 110 - 120 it gets around 14 but it's...
These two are great.
I have had the Prado in both petrol and earlier 1kzte Turbo Diesel. Go the petrol. It will only cost an extra litre per 100k's on average and thats not much for the sheer pleasure of driving it.
Our TD gets around the 13's everywhere. The v6 is as low...
It depends really. Prados in particular really benefit from an aftermarket system particularly as the dump pipe is incredibly restricted.
On the 1kz's a quality aftermarket system is better than a chip in my experience.
Something for the original poster to consider. I have just upgraded from a 2004 TD prado to a 2009 V6 auto prado.
I am averaging 11.9 with the V6 on the highway with bullbar and 70series tyres. My TD was averaging around 13.
I was actually mirroring the sarcasm of the original post that I replied to. I thought that was blatantly obvious.
And it would indeed have done exactly what you said. It got hot, the temp gauge shows it, it loses coolant and the gauge drops.
They keep driving and the ambient temp makes...
Sooooooo - what your saying is the manufacturers are so stupid they under cool their transmissions and we know better. WelI know that's not what you said but that's what you can take from it.
If you add an external cooler to your trans your trans will run cooler. That's fine when you are...
Listen to your dealer. These are not borg warner 35's anymore and running them with an additional cooler means they run cool which is not something that you want, particularly when 95% of their time is on the road.
They need to run at operating temperature like all oils.