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Went to pick up my IFZFE from a 53,000 miles service at a main dealer
Greasing not done properly, and virtually no brakes when I went to drive
out of the car park! Needless to say, they still have the vehicle.
Does anyone know of a web location for full details of what Toyota say
their technicians are supposed to do at each service?
Also, these people keep telling me I'm going to need a new cam belt at
63,000. This model has a timing chain! Or am I missing something?
Cheers,
Colin
 
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> Went to pick up my IFZFE from a 53,000 miles service at a main dealer
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Greasing not done properly, and virtually no brakes when I went to drive out of the car park! Needless to say, they still have the vehicle. Does anyone know of a web location for full details of what Toyota say their technicians are supposed to do at each servic
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> Also, these people keep telling me I'm going to need a new cam belt at 63,000. This model has a timing chain! Or am I missing something?
>
> Cheers,
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> Colin
You could try this: http://ecom.toyota-gib.com/English/After Sales/maintenance/schedules.htm
You want the "station wagon" entry, and you'll need Excel to read the spreadsheet.
They may be getting a trifle confused with the diesel, which does require a new cambelt at 100,000km. If they can't tell diesel & petrol apart I think you need a new dealer!
Christopher Bell
Devon, UK
1996 1HD-FT
 
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Colin,
That should teach you to avoid main dealers!
The TGS maintenance schedules are biased towards ardous conditions, hence
between-services mileages are usually shorter than in Europe. For instance,
check how often they recommend changing bierfild grease.
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Rgds,
Roman
London UK
'92 HDJ80
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Sorry, I'm new to Landcruisers. What's "bierfild greese"?
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From: roman [mailto:[Email address removed]]
Sent: 01 July 2004 11:36
To: [Email address removed]
Subject: Re: [ELCO] Service schedule
Colin,
That should teach you to avoid main dealers!
The TGS maintenance schedules are biased towards ardous conditions,
hence
between-services mileages are usually shorter than in Europe. For
instance,
check how often they recommend changing bierfild grease.
--
Rgds,
Roman
London UK
'92 HDJ80
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Colin,
Bierfield = swivel pin housing (the lumps of metal at each end of the front
axle. It houses the half-shaft, constant velocity (CV) joint, king pins and
wheel bearings. Unlike older landrovers that used oil lubrication, Toyota puts
there lithium based grease. This has the advantage of not being prone to
leaking (like in case of all landrovers), but requires regular maintenance
(stripping the axle, cleaning and re-greasing). In normal, light use it's not
a big problem, as it needs to be done every 10-15k miles. For ardous
conditions Toyota recommend regreasing the bierfields every 5k miles - a bit
involving as the job takes a few hours.
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Rgds,
Roman
London UK
'92 HDJ80
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My Toyota dealer (Octagon, Reading)say that this will only be done on a
service if there are signs of free play, and then at additional cost!
Colin
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From: roman [mailto:[Email address removed]]
Sent: 01 July 2004 12:29
To: [Email address removed]
Subject: RE: [ELCO] Service schedule
Colin,
Bierfield =3D swivel pin housing (the lumps of metal at each end of the
front
axle. It houses the half-shaft, constant velocity (CV) joint, king pins
and
wheel bearings. Unlike older landrovers that used oil lubrication,
Toyota puts
there lithium based grease. This has the advantage of not being prone to
leaking (like in case of all landrovers), but requires regular
maintenance
(stripping the axle, cleaning and re-greasing). In normal, light use
it's not
a big problem, as it needs to be done every 10-15k miles. For ardous
conditions Toyota recommend regreasing the bierfields every 5k miles - a
bit
involving as the job takes a few hours.
--
Rgds,
Roman
London UK
'92 HDJ80
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Colin,
That they want extra money is absolutely normal - they are there to fleece
customers who have no idea whatsoever what they are chaged for. Also, they do
not get many customers, if at all, who use their landcruisers off-road,as
these types usually know more about these vehicles than main delaers and don't
get kindly to being bamboozled. So the issue hardly ever crops up when a
customer bring his shiny car for a stamp in the log bookand free valeting.
The interval between biefield regreasing is a bit vague, though. The Toyota
user manual does not specify a fixed interval, Toyota Gibraltar tend to lean
towards caution. I personally think doing it once a year or every 12-15k miles
(if mileage is done only on tarmac) is not bad practice. The seal kit costs
only a few quid and the job can be done by every skilled mechanic.
--
Rgds,
Roman
London UK
'92 HDJ80
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Hi Roman.
My problem is that I am time-poor, and was suckered into using Toyota,
for the first and last time. Back to my independent 4-WD garage next
time.
Colin
-----Original Message-----
From: roman [mailto:[Email address removed]]
Sent: 01 July 2004 13:46
To: [Email address removed]
Subject: RE: [ELCO] Service schedule
Colin,
That they want extra money is absolutely normal - they are there to
fleece
customers who have no idea whatsoever what they are chaged for. Also,
they do
not get many customers, if at all, who use their landcruisers
off-road,as
these types usually know more about these vehicles than main delaers and
don't
get kindly to being bamboozled. So the issue hardly ever crops up when a
customer bring his shiny car for a stamp in the log bookand free
valeting.
The interval between biefield regreasing is a bit vague, though. The
Toyota
user manual does not specify a fixed interval, Toyota Gibraltar tend to
lean
towards caution. I personally think doing it once a year or every 12-15k
miles
(if mileage is done only on tarmac) is not bad practice. The seal kit
costs
only a few quid and the job can be done by every skilled mechanic.
--
Rgds,
Roman
London UK
'92 HDJ80
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Hi Colin,
Out of interest, have you ever considered doing it yourself.
The reason for asking, is that I think one of things we could do via the
list is link people up to help each other out with things like
servicing, etc, so if you don't know much now, you will have the
opportunity to learn.
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Regards,
Julian Voelcker
[Email address removed]
Mobile: 07971 540362
Cirencester, United Kingdom
80less at the moment - Roll on June!
 
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