[SPAM][BL] Greetings from the Arctic Circle

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Hi all,
Yesterday I went to the dealers to see what the bits looked like. The
axle is completely trashed as is the driveshaft. Because the axle
distorted it was rubbing on the driveshaft and the two were in danger
of welding together, so I'm glad I kept stopping to let it cool down.
The wheel bearing had apparently been held in place remarkably well
though, they had to get a small grinder in to get it apart. Darren's
welding solution would probably work better, but I didn't have any
welding rods and can't weld anyway.
I was surprised to find that the disc is OK, glad I didn't hit the brakes.
My next problem is that there doesn't seem to be an axle for an 80
series the same as mine in the whole of Iceland - they've got to fly
it in from somewhere. I'm really surprised at this - there are
Landcruisers of all sorts everywhere. I wonder why the parts are
different on a Jap import??? This means that one week of my two week
off-road camping holiday will be spent driving a Yaris and staying in
hotels. Bummer.
Since the last rebuild the bearing had done a few thousand kms on the
road and about 200km on gravel mountain tracks, some badly corrugated.
I asked the mechanic if they see this kind of failure often. He said
they don't see this kind of failure very often, usually only if you do
lots of water crossings and all the grease washes out, or if you
re-use the tab washers.
I've learnt a couple of lessons here: glad I took a good tool kit
complete with files, punches etc. I got one in a small briefcase from
Halfords for about 100 quid and it came in really handy.
I wish I had stopped earlier. When I first noticed the brakes pedal
going soft I thought that I must have split a brake pipe or something,
and kept going until there was somewhere convenient to stop. Maybe if
I had stopped earlier it would have been easier to bodge it all
together again.
Finally I have learn not to take the piss out of Landrovers until you
are on the way home........
More later.....
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cheers Andy!!!
it's a lot of fun reading your postings!!!Nice sense of humor!Keep going!
Best wishes
Lubo
On Wed, Aug 12, 2009 at 1:28 PM, Andy Haxby <[Email address removed]> wrote:
> Hi all,
>
> Yesterday I went to the dealers to see what the bits looked like. The
> axle is completely trashed as is the driveshaft. Because the axle
> distorted it was rubbing on the driveshaft and the two were in danger
> of welding together, so I'm glad I kept stopping to let it cool down.
> The wheel bearing had apparently been held in place remarkably well
> though, they had to get a small grinder in to get it apart. Darren's
> welding solution would probably work better, but I didn't have any
> welding rods and can't weld anyway.
>
> I was surprised to find that the disc is OK, glad I didn't hit the brakes.
>
> My next problem is that there doesn't seem to be an axle for an 80
> series the same as mine in the whole of Iceland - they've got to fly
> it in from somewhere. I'm really surprised at this - there are
> Landcruisers of all sorts everywhere. I wonder why the parts are
> different on a Jap import??? This means that one week of my two week
> off-road camping holiday will be spent driving a Yaris and staying in
> hotels. Bummer.
>
> Since the last rebuild the bearing had done a few thousand kms on the
> road and about 200km on gravel mountain tracks, some badly corrugated.
> I asked the mechanic if they see this kind of failure often. He said
> they don't see this kind of failure very often, usually only if you do
> lots of water crossings and all the grease washes out, or if you
> re-use the tab washers.
>
> I've learnt a couple of lessons here: glad I took a good tool kit
> complete with files, punches etc. I got one in a small briefcase from
> Halfords for about 100 quid and it came in really handy.
>
> I wish I had stopped earlier. When I first noticed the brakes pedal
> going soft I thought that I must have split a brake pipe or something,
> and kept going until there was somewhere convenient to stop. Maybe if
> I had stopped earlier it would have been easier to bodge it all
> together again.
>
> Finally I have learn not to take the piss out of Landrovers until you
> are on the way home........
>
> More later.....
> --
> European Land Cruiser Owners Mailing List
> Further Info: http://www.landcruisers.info/
>
 
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Update: Landcruiser fixed.
I got confused by the junior workshop guy who wanted to know all sorts
of details about whether the Landcruiser was before or after April 94,
which made me think there were different parts for different models. I
think he was just being over-enthusiastic about getting things right.
I spoke to the service manager and it seems there has been a run on
axles this week, the last one on Iceland was sold a couple of hours
before they tried to get one for me, so they had to order more from
the European Toyota center which is apparently in Belgium somewhere.
All fixed now, also the other side which was just about to come loose
too. Didn=B4t really upset our plans too much, we just did tourist stuff
for a few days. I got to try a Yaris which is better than I thought it
would be, especially if you thrash them. Upgraded to a RAV 4 which I
didn=B4t like. Nearly as thirsty as a Landcruiser, but is neither a car
or a 4x4 and the driving position is uncomfortable.
Off on the road again, more later, probably next week when I can let
you all know what else fell off.
Cheers,
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Further Info: http://www.landcruisers.info/
 
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