Hilux and 4Runner Info

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Hilux and 4Runner Info

Unread post by boof » June 13th, 2007, 11:11 am

Ok I have done a bit of a search for some past posts on Hiluxs and 4Runners.

I am hoping it will be made a sticky and will eventually grow into a useful source of iinformation for people to look at. I guess its similiar to the bible on Outers.

If you have any threads to add just put what they are about and a link. We should also try not to put any chat in here as it isnt really necessary.

Hilux Dual Battery
http://www.4wdmonthly.com.au/forum/show ... ight=Hilux

Turbo Information
Diesel
http://www.4wdmonthly.com.au/forum/show ... ight=Hilux
http://www.4wdmonthly.com.au/forum/show ... ight=Hilux
http://www.4wdmonthly.com.au/forum/show ... ight=Hilux

Petrol
http://www.4wdmonthly.com.au/forum/show ... ight=Hilux

Mechanical
Uni Joints
http://www.4wdmonthly.com.au/forum/show ... ight=Hilux

Hubs
http://www.4wdmonthly.com.au/forum/show ... ight=Hilux
http://www.4wdmonthly.com.au/forum/show ... ight=Hilux
http://www.4wdmonthly.com.au/forum/show ... ight=Hilux
http://www.4wdmonthly.com.au/forum/show ... ight=Hilux

Cooling systems
http://www.4wdmonthly.com.au/forum/show ... ight=Hilux
http://www.4wdmonthly.com.au/forum/show ... ight=Hilux

Brakes
http://www.4wdmonthly.com.au/forum/show ... ight=Hilux

Diffs
http://www.4wdmonthly.com.au/forum/show ... ight=Hilux

Suspension
http://www.4wdmonthly.com.au/forum/show ... ight=Hilux
http://www.4wdmonthly.com.au/forum/show ... ight=Hilux
http://www.4wdmonthly.com.au/forum/show ... ight=Hilux
http://www.4wdmonthly.com.au/forum/show ... ight=Hilux

BJ Spacers

http://www.4wdmonthly.com.au/forum/show ... ight=Hilux
http://www.4wdmonthly.com.au/forum/show ... ight=Hilux

Body lift info
http://www.4wdmonthly.com.au/forum/show ... ight=Hilux
http://www.4wdmonthly.com.au/forum/show ... ight=Hilux

Engine Conversion Info
http://www.4wdmonthly.com.au/forum/show ... ight=Hilux

Tyres
http://www.4wdmonthly.com.au/forum/show ... ight=Hilux
http://www.4wdmonthly.com.au/forum/show ... ight=Hilux
http://www.4wdmonthly.com.au/forum/show ... ight=Hilux
http://www.4wdmonthly.com.au/forum/show ... ight=Hilux
http://www.4wdmonthly.com.au/forum/show ... hp?t=34727


A useful site for diff information

http://www.off-road.com/toyota/tech/other/4_axles.html





Lockers

http://www.4wdmonthly.com.au/forum/sear ... hid=191312
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Unread post by MRF-Dru » June 13th, 2007, 11:19 am

Good Idea Boof, save searching through all the pages :D
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Unread post by Celt's » June 25th, 2007, 1:42 pm

great work mate, just noticed it. Will definately be coming back for a squizz when i have a bit of time.:thumb:
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Unread post by A1 Mech » June 30th, 2007, 7:15 pm

changed my 4.3 diff centre to a 4.56 the sarvo so I thought I'd post up sum picks and show easy it is to change a diff.

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First of all u want to jack up the rear and put on stands, then proceed to take off the rear wheels and disconnect brake lines (let fluid dribble into a dish) Also disconnect handbrake cable support on trailing arm (4runner/surf only)

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Then proceed to undo 4 axle flange nuts on the inside of the backing plate (can be tight so get a big lever). Axles will slide out with ease make sure to take care that brake lines dont get kinked or damaged.

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Then u wanna get under the car and undo the 4 nut & bolts fixing the tailshaft to the pinion flange, then give the tailshaft a gentle tap with a hammer and it will drop (position out of the way).

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U then want to gently undo the numerous diff pumpkin studs and put the nuts and washers aside. To check that the axles are far enough out turn the pinion flange by hand and ther shud be no drive transmitted to drums.

When all the nuts are off push the pinion flange and then pull it down to break the seal (oil will piss out if not already drained so be ready for it) And also the diff centre weighs alot so be ready to grab it or guide it to sumthin soft.

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Unread post by A1 Mech » June 30th, 2007, 7:16 pm

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new 4.56 centre, only bummer is its an open diff (not for long ;) )

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Align and guide in replacement centre using jack to lift it into place. It shud slot in with ease and then proceed to do up stud nuts just as u wud your wheel nuts (opposites). bolt up driveshaft, Refit axles and tighten flange nuts and refit hand brake supports and brake lines. The hardest part of this whole exercise is bleeding the brakes which really isnt that hard anyway. O and remember to refill with clean oil

Now next time u detonate a crown wheel dont pay sum thief mechanic a fortune to fix it, do it urself for the price of a $250-$300 diff and save your coin.

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Unread post by A1 Mech » June 30th, 2007, 7:17 pm

Went for a quick test drive and even the change from 4.3 to 4.56 makes a big difference in the way my car drives, she takes off like a rocket and doesn't hesitate as much when taking off on hills, I can now pull up our local hill in 3rd rather in crawling in 2nd so pretty happy with it. Also I hav lower gearing in low range now also.

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Unread post by A1 Mech » June 30th, 2007, 7:17 pm

Ok well today I played sum more mechanics. This is how u remove an IFS front diff. The re install in my truck will come later (I need to do sum more research, anyone got that link to the instructions on here or downunder?).


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First of all u need a mate with a written off surf. This surf had a VG30 (300Z 6cyl turbo) and went like hell till it run up the back of a truck.

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Then wat u need to do is undo the 6 nuts on the ends of the CV's which hold the CV's to the diff housing section. Also loosein off the 2 vertical diff mounting bolts and the forward mounting bolt. In the case of this surf it was easy access as the motor is gone, the bolts wer bloody tight so i used a big bar and hammer. It also had a heap of vacuum lines and electrics to undo due to the ADD on the surf.

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Give it a kick and wiggle around and mission accomplised BEWARE this is even heavier then the rear centre so dont let it fall on a limb, Im not looking forward to fitting it up in my truck as it will be more time consuming, but I will get pics when I do and post them up. Cheers




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Unread post by Twisty » July 1st, 2007, 10:55 am

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Unread post by boof » July 5th, 2007, 2:36 pm

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Unread post by Struth » July 5th, 2007, 6:23 pm

A1mech you forgot to mention disconnecting the sway bar if one is present on the rear diff. It gets in the way of removing the centre and especially when re fitting.

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Unread post by Twisty » July 6th, 2007, 8:15 am

Struth wrote:A1mech you forgot to mention disconnecting the sway bar if one is present on the rear diff. It gets in the way of removing the centre and especially when re fitting.

Cheers

Hmmm...my sway bar has always been fitted when I've changed the diff centre, never had any dramas with it.
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Unread post by A1 Mech » July 7th, 2007, 2:19 pm

Struth wrote:A1mech you forgot to mention disconnecting the sway bar if one is present on the rear diff. It gets in the way of removing the centre and especially when re fitting.

Cheers
hmm easiest thing to do is remove it and leave in shed.

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Unread post by Struth » July 8th, 2007, 1:59 pm


Hmmm...my sway bar has always been fitted when I've changed the diff centre, never had any dramas with it.

Maybe it has to do with the amount of rear lift, last time I pulled the rear diff to replace the gasket it made it difficult to get the diff out. When I undid the sway bar from the chassis and lifted it out of the way refitting the diff was much easier.

Just had a look now and the more your suspension is lifted the better the clearence will become, because of where the sway bar is bent around the front of the diff, this bent section will move upward in comparison to the diff as the rear sus' is lifted more.

So I will claim a good point if I may:D

Of course putting the chassis on stands so the suspension hangs lower will also do the trick, but I didn't bother to jack it up for the job.:crazy:

Cheers

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Unread post by BundyLilux » July 31st, 2007, 2:05 pm

Hey boof i was Searching thought some threads on making a custom Snorkle and i found this link which has heaps of info about custom Stainless Steel Snorkel ,Rear Quarter Panel Cut,HID Light Conversion
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bushtuckerned posted the info to begin with Cheers Rob
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Unread post by BundyLilux » July 31st, 2007, 2:19 pm

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