What Did You Do To Your 4X4 This Week? Include photos, if possible!

smitty_r51

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Found the annoying squeak.

Turns out the roof rack was fitted with hope rather than engineering
 

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smitty_r51

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erm, and they didn't use the proper channel to the left with a track mount - da fuq!

I believe they reuse the captive nuts/plates from the factory rails. Most of the pathfinder racks do the same with a custom leg kit.

Problem is that some of those holes do not line up with the track they used.

So they put their own holes through the skin.
Manufacturer has stated it is not their fitting kit that has been used, they are also getting the fitter to cover the repair cost and to refit the real correctly so we shall see.

Will stick an update up here when the repairs are completed with the new rack mount and names of those involved.
 

Bomber2012

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I believe they reuse the captive nuts/plates from the factory rails. Most of the pathfinder racks do the same with a custom leg kit.

Problem is that some of those holes do not line up with the track they used.

So they put their own holes through the skin.
Manufacturer has stated it is not their fitting kit that has been used, they are also getting the fitter to cover the repair cost and to refit the real correctly so we shall see.

Will stick an update up here when the repairs are completed with the new rack mount and names of those involved.
Roof is not the place to be getting dodgy with fixings , hope they sort it out for you .
 

darb

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I believe they reuse the captive nuts/plates from the factory rails. Most of the pathfinder racks do the same with a custom leg kit.

Problem is that some of those holes do not line up with the track they used.

So they put their own holes through the skin.
Manufacturer has stated it is not their fitting kit that has been used, they are also getting the fitter to cover the repair cost and to refit the real correctly so we shall see.

Will stick an update up here when the repairs are completed with the new rack mount and names of those involved.

yeah most of the roof strength is designed around that channel to the left. I think?

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Kegs1972

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I installed a Kings fridge slide for the battery box on top of the drawers this arvie, definately not as good quality as the Kickass slide (for the fridge). So happy it fits the battery box and our dunny also fits perfectly behind it. The joys of being short!
Also, wow, the camera really shows up the dust hahahhaha

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shanegtr

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Solved a driveline vibration. Originally thought it was the rear prop shaft as the center bearing was stuffed - along with the rear uni joint when it was removed. After replacing the rear shaft the vibration was still there, so pulled the bath plates off to check the front prop shaft and it was worn. Replaced that and vibration gone.
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Next lot of days off I'll be doing a flush of the auto transmission
 

red hilux

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I noticed a tiny pool of oil. At first thought, wife’s car. Then I noticed the front diff axle seal on the passenger side leaking.

Bought some new seals from Big T the other day. Started the strip down today.

Once stripper down. Looks like some water has gotten into the CV boots. They now need serviced. I’m a bit suspect on one of the wheel bearings. So will be replacing them also.

The front suspension has sagged a pinch. Luckily it’s adjustable, wound them up 10mm

Drained the front diff, engine sump was right there also, 500k away for a service, dumped that too.

Tried to get more parts today, no stock. I’m not wanting to use repco bearings. Will try else where for bearings but not Toyota. 370ea for just bearing plus seals on top

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Swaggie

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I noticed a tiny pool of oil. At first thought, wife’s car. Then I noticed the front diff axle seal on the passenger side leaking.

Bought some new seals from Big T the other day. Started the strip down today.

Once stripper down. Looks like some water has gotten into the CV boots. They now need serviced. I’m a bit suspect on one of the wheel bearings. So will be replacing them also.

The front suspension has sagged a pinch. Luckily it’s adjustable, wound them up 10mm

Drained the front diff, engine sump was right there also, 500k away for a service, dumped that too.

Tried to get more parts today, no stock. I’m not wanting to use repco bearings. Will try else where for bearings but not Toyota. 370ea for just bearing plus seals on top

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Yep mine started to leak as well couldn't happen before I put the new cv boots on could it....I sika flexed the ends of my cv boots also.....
 

LCV8VICTORIA

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I noticed a tiny pool of oil. At first thought, wife’s car. Then I noticed the front diff axle seal on the passenger side leaking.

Bought some new seals from Big T the other day. Started the strip down today.

Once stripper down. Looks like some water has gotten into the CV boots. They now need serviced. I’m a bit suspect on one of the wheel bearings. So will be replacing them also.

The front suspension has sagged a pinch. Luckily it’s adjustable, wound them up 10mm

Drained the front diff, engine sump was right there also, 500k away for a service, dumped that too.

Tried to get more parts today, no stock. I’m not wanting to use repco bearings. Will try else where for bearings but not Toyota. 370ea for just bearing plus seals on top

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My lux used to go this all the time water and mud a seals worst nightmare lol
 

smitty_r51

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Whats the collar around the gas bottle attach to?
Diagram is easier
https://www.frontrunneroutfitters.com/en/au/front-runner-universal-gas-propane-bottle-holder.html

Brilliant bit of kit... So good is was the only car that was allowed the gas bottle on during the Tasmanian ferry, everyone else's went in the cage... Blokes theory was mine was so solid the car would need to be upside down for the gas bottle to become an issue... In which case we had bigger issues.
 

typhoeus

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Diagram is easier
https://www.frontrunneroutfitters.com/en/au/front-runner-universal-gas-propane-bottle-holder.html

Brilliant bit of kit... So good is was the only car that was allowed the gas bottle on during the Tasmanian ferry, everyone else's went in the cage... Blokes theory was mine was so solid the car would need to be upside down for the gas bottle to become an issue... In which case we had bigger issues.
Ah I see now . . the pic of your Ute didn't show the straps/rods holding the collar to the base. $130 is not bad
 

old parthy

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Went down to look around the tracks near Monkey gum, And find a good camp site for the Oct long weekend coming up. . . Started to do Monkey gum but we turned around as we thought we may have hit the track to late in the day... And on the way out my 14 year old spotted a camp fire that wasn't put out .. or should i say put out poorly.. we only had 30 litres of drinking water on board.. We did our best to put it out... one wonders why they keep a fire going though the day if your going to be leaving......to go home?
 
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