KZJ90 first used May 12th 1998

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Wow that’s surprising after such a short time. I’m on standard well abused toyota shocks and they are hanging in there
 

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London, and the UK for that matter really do take there toll on shocks with all those humps!

I've had those same monroe shocks before, I got about 60k miles before one side was completely shot. At the price they're at I couldn't complain.
 

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Looking good. I need to finish mine underneath, the rear arches,boot floor and floorpan (outside of chassis) are raptor'd but I want to pain the rear axle and front inner arches, I have the same springs and dampers that you just fitted, they work real well.
 
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laszlo szucs

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Having long known about the axle turret drain problem with 90 series i have always paid particular attention to them while jet washing , so i was unhappy to find a handful of Lincomb mud which has taken the consistency of sand probably due to the amount of times its been "washed" in one of the turrets , and I reckon its been 3 years since i buried the truck deep enough in Lincomb red to fill the turrets !

So i got the drill out and sorted it while wondering why the hell i didn't do it years ago :icon-neutral:

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can you please explain this in private message or in here or by email [email protected]

thanks!!!!!!!
 

laszlo szucs

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I think i read the Chemiphase Cemex hydrocloric acid i used is supposed to cancel itself at some point but rather than take a chance on it i stuck a bag of soda crystals (alkali) in 5 litres of hot water , coated everything and let it sit for two days .
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And this afternoon i made the fatal mistake of thinking "i will just paint that bit"

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So much for the original plan of taking everything off and putting it back bit by bit :icon-rolleyes: but hey i reckon the only way to do this wrong is to put it off until next year ...... again :icon-smile:
looks amazing. i will make a note of this acid asap
 

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Axle turrets are known to rot because the drain holes get blocked allowing muck to gather inside creating the perfect conditions for rust to take hold . Just make the holes bigger so the muck gets washed out when it rains and the turrets can actually dry .

I'd have used Dychem super limate which is amazing stuff we use on boats designed to be environmentally friendly but makes light work of rust , i just couldn't get any at the time .
 
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laszlo szucs

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Axle turrets are known to rot because the drain holes get blocked allowing muck to gather inside creating the perfect conditions for rust to take hold . Just make the holes bigger so the muck gets washed out when it rains and the turrets can actually dry .

I'd have used Dychem super limate which is amazing stuff we use on boats designed to be environmentally friendly but makes light work of rust , i just couldn't get any at the time .
Thanks for all help...and all replies HERE IS AN UPDATED LIST: (please help me, overlook, add things which make sence to change anyways, any other work around my breaks? i will add staff from that 3 first page you mentioned (joilnts rubber etc)

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LIST:

1997 TOYOTA PRADO KZJ95
reg#: B11MLF
VIN: KZN950066290
KZJ95W-GKPST
1KZ-TE factory intercooled engine
double wishbone suspension
265/75/16
33″ Nitto Terra Grappler A/T Tires
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Roughtrax will also sell most everything.

FLUIDS:

Engine 1KZTE
7.7 Litres
SAE 5W-40

Transmission Automatic
Drain sump only 2.0 Litres
ATF Dextron 11, 111, Type 4 (T-IV)

Transfer Box:
1.2 Litres
SAE 75W-90

Front Axle:
Standard1.1 Litres
SAE 80W-90

Limited Slip Differential (L.S.D)
2.6 Litres
Hypoy LSD 90
(Front differential oil - Rear differential oil)

Power Steering:
0.8 Litre
Dextron 11/111

Coolant:
9.5 Litres
RED Long Life Coolant

Brakes:
1.2 Litres
SAE J1703/4 DOT 3 or 4

Clutch:
SAE J1703/4 DOT 3 or 4

Prop Shaft UJ's
Lithium base - NLGI No. 2

Air Conditioning Refrigerant
R134a
Qty - Check with Toyota
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Full filter change (air/fuel/cabin)
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Prop shafts - grease driveshaft. (6 places):
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Removing and cleaning the radiator
(change thermostat) (with other necessary inspections) (mat of dust and whatnot between a/c condensor and radiator)
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Replaced alternator brushes
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MAF cleanout (rubbing alcohol)
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Replaced transmission lever bushes
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Delete radiator transmission cooler
(Add external transmission cooler)

Here's a pic of the transmission cooler. Note the lines are just rubber hoses in conduit. The metal pipe is an AC pipe, and the cooler is attached to the AC evaporator.
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Change rocker cover gaskets
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Break:
Overhaul the calipers (for the price most are happy) to send here http://biggred.co.uk

Change break pads
Change Discs (rear)
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Lower and upper ball joint (change)
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Add these:

-Wynns Power Steering Stop Leak 125ml
-Wynn's Gear Oil Treatment With Stop Leak 125ml

https://www.eurocarparts.com/p/wynn...MItbG874Of6AIVQuDtCh2W_AA9EAQYASABEgLU9vD_BwE

https://www.ebay.co.uk/p/1405891595...MIwZ-vioSf6AIVGp3VCh1CgwWCEAQYAyABEgIqwPD_BwE
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Axle turrets
Just make the holes bigger

axle turrers are known to rot because the drain holes get blocked allowing muck to gather inside creating the perfect conditions for rust to take hold . Just make the holes bigger so the muck gets washed out when it rains and the turrets can actually dry. I'd have used Dychem super limate which is amazing stuff we use on boats.
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EGR delete then strip and clean the throttle body .

An EGR delete kit can increase your exhaust gas temperature. Diesel engines typically cool the exhaust gases generated, then recirculate them back into the system. When you bypass this feature with an EGR delete kit, then the exhaust remains hot.

https://www.darksidedevelopments.co.uk/egr-removal-delete/

(Only benefits looking at your throttle body when you get it open will show you why, and its a fiddly job but not a big one just stick a blocking plate in.)

(got a transmission shop to do it but it's an easy job, you probably need longer hoses or to lengthen the existing ones but mounting the cooler is fairly simple, it just attached to the AC evaporator. No modifications to the radiator needed, aside from blocking off the unused transmission connections.)
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Fitting Nolathane Rear Trailing Arms & Panhard Rod Bush Kit

(£110 with VAT)

https://www.roughtrax4x4.com/nolathane-rear-trailing-arms-panhard-rod-bush-kit-7438.html

Kit has 8 Rear Trailing Arm bushes - Polyurethane bushes for both Upper & Lower arms &2 Rear Panhard Rod Bushes with all the bush sleeves

Worn rear trailing arm bushings have a huge influence on vehicle stability and braking efficiency.
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Front wheel bearing replacement
(front wheel bearing / hub assembly's)

https://www.landcruiserclub.net/com...lash-guards-dust-shields.153889/#post-1532210

https://www.landcruiserclub.net/com...ring-replacement-an-illustrated-guide.127745/
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RUST:

Chemiphase cemex hydrochloric acid
and
(coat everything with soda crystals-water mix to neutralizing acid)

Zinga Cold Galvanising System – Anti Rust / Corrosion Zinc Coating (500ml)

https://www.frost.co.uk/zinga-zinc-coating-500ml-aerosol/

followed by

Eastwood Extreme Chassis Black SATIN (397g)
https://www.frost.co.uk/eastwood-extreme-chassis-black-satin-397g/

or
Hammerite Stonechip Shield protects sills and lower body panels against stonechip damage

Take the tank out (kill rust, clean pickup sock)



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Reversing camera
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Dual battery System
http://ibs-tech.ch/en/dealer/europe/great-britain.html
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Tyre pressure temperature monitor:
https://amzn.to/3aFW8wP
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Valentine Research
Gen2 radar detection
https://www.roadandtrack.com/car-cu...new-radar-detector/?__twitter_impression=true
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An EGR delete kit can increase your exhaust gas temperature. Diesel engines typically cool the exhaust gases generated, then recirculate them back into the system. When you bypass this feature with an EGR delete kit, then the exhaust remains hot.
Whoever designed the 1kz exhaust downpipe should be shot

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I had a 3" exhaust custom made but even if you had a better downpipe made to work with the existing exhaust it has to be better than what Toyota gave us .
 
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laszlo szucs

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prado roof lights are wired, 2nd time with waterproof switches. unfortunately the first electrician drilled through the roof of the car. i was shocked because he didn't tell me that is his plan. after all not bothering anymore.

new break pads, shocks for the back were installed. nothing else needed. the rust was treated by me, i have spent 5 days on it.

we took the car up on the Alps, 3x over 2500 meter. slep in snowy peak in July
than drove Prado all the way to Hungary, that off road paradise!! we entered Somogybabod off road festival's field, right after the festival. Crazy mudd baths, heals, long muddy roads. I had to learn to use 4 wheel drive, to use it before entering a mudd bath
Around my mother's village off road every single direction, amazing opportunity for a car like this Prado.
Car was a monster, never failed. Steady power all the way..took on any challenge.

On the way back to UK we took Rhone Alps. Found super spots and we will return. Amazing trip we took, Alps is amazing with cheap diesel on the Austrian side under €1/L
 
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