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    #61
    Originally posted by XFJET View Post
    well I sat in an 80 series and GU patrol and fuck me I understand they are supposed to be reliable as hell and awesome but you literally have fuck all comfort or fee like you're going to get syphilis any minute, would rather buy a Defender and at least have some style/class

    all the 80 series and Patrols under 10k were for sale by 3 toothed yobo's or single mums who blew them up and wanted over 10k for a GU patrol with a blown engine, then there was one GU I had a look at and it would not started, asked for some water, poured it over the pump waited 2min she started right up, bitch din't want to sell it after that, my guess is she will carry a 5L water bottle around all the time, both 80/100 series and GU's have had the rear filled with stupid cages and fridges and shit that it's unusable unless you're camping 100% of the time, wtf with the 3-4" lift as well they are all jacked up and creak, the 2.8L Patrol is an understatement to biped power, literally. The Toyota petrol engine can barely move the car at high way speeds up a slight incline without feeling guilty at the amount of fuel used

    even had a look at some Surf's with the 3.0 and i could just not fit in them comfortably also 50% had overheating issues the rest were apparent fixed with a new head so in the end rather than unfuck someone else's problem I got the cleanest P38 under 5k, lucky it had the air suspension taken out properly and looks to be serviced properly.

    I had a look at a TD5 disco but again you pay so much more for the diesel to the point where i would have to own the car for 10 years to make it even and suffer 10 years of driving slug. Test drove a chipped TD5 and yeah it was a little better but my guess is that it would not last at that power level. Test drove an ES with the 4L V8, well test drove a few and one had a massive fire that they tried to clean up and one was from a FIFO family or some shit, sheila was selling it on behalf of husband, she took the plates off as it's ready for sale, got there touched the engine was hot was like what happened? "oh i took it around the block for a bit" told her ok i'm going to come back tomorrow when the engine is stone cold, it had a new radiator. Next day same shit, told her you either do not start the car or I'm not coming back! went there without calling at 8PM, engine was cold, started it up sounded a bit dud then yeah dropped sleeve, walked away, she offers 1k, still walked away

    So now I had a better look at this P38 and it seems I need to replace a ball joint, lower one passenger side, the booth is split so that's a bummer! my guess is that I either pay someone to do it or find a fucking big ball joint tool!

    The relay for the AC blower motor was bit charred so I need to find one similar to this, I think these are normally open? and replace it and probably find the cause, shit don't just char up for no reason, my guess is a bad earth somewhere

    I know nothing about these but for the money it seems like a lot of car. your above explanation mirrors my experience with buying a 4x4 under 10k. I just don't see how a Toyota with 450,000 plus kms can be a good thing. keep up the good work.
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      #62
      last night turned car off, dash said it has blown a LR tail light bulb, confirmed left rear is blown, need new bulb, only part it needed in 1 year - winning!

      so far the only things that failed in 1 year:

      tail light bulb
      battery disconnect thing

      things I've changed because i thought it would be nice to change

      fluids (minus diff oils)
      wiper blades (inc headlights wiper blades but not rear tailgate blade, didn't know it has one but it does and it works)
      tailgate straps (it had chains inside a sleve, which were probably better?!)
      bilsteins (slightly harsher ride, not entirely sold for every day stuff but corrugated roads they float at 100km/h)
      fuel pump (300.000km so precautionary
      1x upper and lower balljoint (split rubber but no noise or movement)
      track and drag rods (rubbers looked about to perish, still have them as they are actually good and rubbers can be changed)
      ABS ball thing - Thought it's faulty but it's not, if it sits for a week it will take 30sec or so to pump it up, now I have a spare)
      OSRAM headlight bulbs because ....

      Things that need fixing
      1x windscreen washer jet is clogged
      replace rubber button on remote door lock/key thingo
      replace waterpump at some stage, looks original and has 330.000 km, uses Prado alternator belt so win there
      Horn sometimes sounds like a cow, my guess it's from all the water/mud getting in there
      replace Left Rear tailgate bulb
      replace fuel filter - not sure if this was ever replaced but I got one with the fuel pump

      everything else works ... wish i could find a HVAC from UK so i can have heated front seats, the connections and wires are there, i've checked we just dind't get the buttons added in Australia but would be nice to have.

      Do not regret buying this thing one bit so I thought I'd give it a bit of an update since I had to pay the rego so I had it for 1 year


      future plans? do the tings that need fixing and maybe look at a rear locker and take it out more but so far I have never had to use the maxtrax and crossed rivers deep enough to cover half headlights
      Originally posted by BeverlyHillsCop
      I think u should marry her... slip the ring inside your ass and next time she goes in, she'll come out with a ring on her finger...

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        #63
        so with summer coming few weeks ago I did the following
        replaced:
        • all cooling hoses
        • water pump
        • thermostat
        • tensioner pulley
        • remote control rubber buttons
        • fixed all the bulbs, this is fucking tricky as the tail-gate has about 6 or 7 bulbs but decided to replace all of them as they are cheap
        the old thermostat was fucked and was stuck half open and the new one is a bit cooler but decided to buy a thermostat from the classic RR as I have the GEMS engine which can take the classic thermostat and you simply bypass the new one with a falcon hose, this way you don't have to rely on some plastic piece of shit that is prone to failure an the engine runs a little cooler, I'll do a write up on how to move to the Classic cooling system soon.

        apart from that the car runs like a champ, really want to delete a muffler to get more V8 noises ....


        edit:
        picked up a climate control until from UK for cheap, this has heated seats so next winter there will be heated seats! (all the wiring is there they just gave Australians the hvac controller with missing buttons, you can actually cross wires and get it to work like that but better with buttons)
        Last edited by XFJET; 15-10-19, 01:03 PM.
        Originally posted by BeverlyHillsCop
        I think u should marry her... slip the ring inside your ass and next time she goes in, she'll come out with a ring on her finger...

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