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Can someone please clear up my confused mind...
I've just been talking to a seller about a Jap spec import vehicle, auto
diesel, with centre diff lock but no switch for front or rear diff lock. Am
I right in thinking this is pretty standard for a Jap spec import and that
UK spec has centre diff lock plus dash mounted switch for front and rear
diff locks? Presumably with significant difference for off roading etc.
Jeremy
Jeremy Llewellyn-Jones
Soon-to-be-a-proud-owner...
Mob: 07831 458 793
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Hi Jeremy,
Yes. Most Jap imports will not have front and rear diff locks (easily
identifiable by rotary knob to left of steering column), however you can
find them if you look hard enough, but most likely will have to import it
yourself (I know of an LC owner in Japan willing to help source one).
As far as I am aware they all have a centre diff lock.
(I guess from your email that you aren't off to Cornwall today to see the
GX?!)
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Julian Voelcker
Mobile: 07971 540362
Cirencester, United Kingdom
1994 HDJ80, 2.5" OME Lift, ARB
 
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Er no... The seller called me late last night to say it had gone...and after
much research etc I'm now going to buy an auto. All that has come up so far
is a 99 GX Amazon, but it is pricey and new shape etc.
Jeremy
On 9/11/04 13:14, "Julian Voelcker" <[Email address removed]> wrote:
Jeremy Llewellyn-Jones
22a Alexandra Grove
London N4 2LF
Tel: 020 8800 4987
Mob: 07831 458 793
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I thought it was only the 93 & 94 UK models that had axle lockers as
standard? Wasn't it just an option on the later UK models so much rarer?
Jon.
93&94 HDJ80's
West Midlands.
 
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Nope, if my memory is correct, they all had it, all the time.
At the time, Toyota still had import restrictions as the Derby plant was
just starting, so they offered virtually no factory options on anything. It
either had it or it didn't. Only options on anything in the range had to be
either importer or dealer-fit.
Neill Watson
'89 FJ60 - the kid's climbing frame.
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Subject: RE: [ELCO] Diff locks
I thought it was only the 93 & 94 UK models that had axle lockers as
standard? Wasn't it just an option on the later UK models so much rarer?
Jon.
93&94 HDJ80's
West Midlands.

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Jon
All UK 80 series Cruisers came with axle difflocks front and rear for all
years.
Dave Harris
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97 VX 1HDFT Devon UK
OME Springs and LTR Shocks
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Subject: RE: [ELCO] Diff locks
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: I thought it was only the 93 & 94 UK models that had axle lockers as
: standard? Wasn't it just an option on the later UK models so much rarer?
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: Jon.
: 93&94 HDJ80's
: West Midlands.
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All
CDL engages very easily - I rarely need RR-FR anyway, in any 4x4 I've
driven, and since mine doesn't work I've developed other ways of getting
l'beast out of a hole. It is CDL only, I don't need to use the other
diff switch at all, and am quite happy with this. It does niggle me,
but its not a priority job at the moment.
If its an electrical fault then I can probably fix it myself at some
point. I had thought that after the major electrical damage sustained
in 2003 when it was fixed, the RR-FR diff would work, of course, it is
never as simple as this....so am still working on that problem in my
head.
Renate
>>> [Email address removed] 03/14/05 11:50am >>>
Julian,
Engage by either putting in low ratio or switching CDL switch. The
diff
engages and the light comes up on the dash and mains on and does not
flash,
yes?
To engage the axle locks requires that the switch I mentioned earlier
to
operate as this tells the computer that CDL is engaged, if it not get
this
signal it will not engage because normally the 80 only allows
sequential
engagement of the diff locks. CDL first then the axle locks. The
switch can
be bypassed to check for engagement of the axle locks I believe. If
the
there is a signal going through and the locks aren't engaging then one
has
too listen for the whirring of the electric motor and then remove them
to
identify the reason why they are not.
Anthony
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Sent: 14 March 2005 11:00
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Subject: Re: [ELCO] chat, and sulphur query
I took a look at Renate's truck yesterday.
As far as I can tell there is an electrical fault somewhere.
The Centre diff lock appears to work as expected.
When you engage low the centre diff lock and then turn on the front and
rear diff locks you don't hear anything nor do the lights on the dash
flash or light up at all.
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Julian Voelcker
Mobile: 07971 540362
Cirencester, United Kingdom
1994 HDJ80, 2.5" OME Lift, ARB
 
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