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    Rear ladder rack is just to make it far more useful. Buggered if half of the things people use as ladder racks would stand up in a rollover though. Half of them are bolted to the tub with a pair of M8 or 5/16 bolts in single shear and with no triangulation.
    Last edited by takai; 10-06-21, 10:09 PM.
    Chris
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    I never saw a wild thing sorry for itself. A small bird will drop frozen dead from a bough without ever having felt sorry for itself. - D.H.Lawrence

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      Seems like the right thread, I'm about to go check out a fairly high km (483k) LX470 as looks like I can get it pretty bloody cheap and I just want a big family tank for a few years to cart shit around, dump runs, get off the beaten track and do some adventuring etc.

      This is the car.

      On my list of checks this morning for this car is:

      - Timing belt - when was it last done (water pump done as well?)
      - Evidence of maintenance - servicing/coolant flushes etc, any parts replaced yadda yadda
      - Check underneath for rust along major structure
      - Check gear changes when driving
      - Check tyres
      - Check electronic/height adjustment suspension/dampers (recently been flushed by lexus, I'd most likely just put it in my preferred setting and leave it but keen to see its functional)

      smaller things;
      - Check tail hinge for rust (think this was a thing in the 100 series LC (unsure if the LX has the same split hatch and design flaw..?)
      - gas bonnet struts
      - electric windows/dash etc

      Anything else in particular to ask about/look at for these tanks? with these kays service history and signs its been genuinely cared for are obviously important.

      I'd been waiting and waiting for an '06/'07 LX470 with lower kays to get the Levinson stereo system (bluetooth particularly) but they rarely come up and I want a white one, so makes it even tougher. I just missed one with 135kms but it more than likely went in the 35-38k range, however this one actually looks in okay nic, the interior looks pretty good and I can save about 20-25k from others I'd been looking, which could fund a low km engine replacement later on if I needed to, do a full exhaust at the same time. or pay for about 2 months of fuel haha.. his ones been tuned to run on e10 as well which is desirable. I can just throw some aftermarket headunit in to get my bluetooth going I guess.

      Gonna head over about 10am to have a look.
      Last edited by tomvale13; 11-06-21, 03:52 PM.

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        Anything with kms that high will have generally been well looked after, otherwise the whole thing would have shit the bed long ago.

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          So it has full lexus service history, timing belt and pump done 30 thou ago, front steering rack rebuilt oem 40 thou ago, full geabox service done not long ago, interior is almost immaculate, has stock front bumper in the shed (will prob swamp back and sell bullbar/winch etc) guy has taken really good care of it. had to offer $16.5 to get it ahead of someone who arranged to come and see it before me but wasn't coming till tomorrow - will recoup a little on sale of bullbar. job done. he's driving it over now.

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            Seems like a lot of car for the $$ to me?
            .... because every driver experiences the destructive potential of the effortless surge of power available through the smallest of body movements.

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              Fucking sure looks like a lot of car sitting in my garage.

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                Does anyone know why make of electrical connector Honda use on there dirt bikes?

                specifically 02-07 CR's

                purchased a programmable ignition but I don't wish to convert all the connectors Deutsch connectors
                '01 RS125
                '01 CR500
                '05 CR250
                '07 CR125
                '70 Mk2 Cortina
                '80 1200 Ute
                '12 Transit

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                  Originally posted by buket of water View Post
                  Does anyone know why make of electrical connector Honda use on there dirt bikes?

                  specifically 02-07 CR's

                  purchased a programmable ignition but I don't wish to convert all the connectors Deutsch connectors
                  try cycleterminal.com. The bloke's very helpful

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                    Originally posted by megs View Post

                    try cycleterminal.com. The bloke's very helpful
                    awesome!

                    much appreciated
                    '01 RS125
                    '01 CR500
                    '05 CR250
                    '07 CR125
                    '70 Mk2 Cortina
                    '80 1200 Ute
                    '12 Transit

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                      Also try https://www.easternbeaver.com who specialise in Japanese bike connectors.
                      Chris
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                      The MX5 Noujet (its up market) | The Hilux Complete Nugget
                      I never saw a wild thing sorry for itself. A small bird will drop frozen dead from a bough without ever having felt sorry for itself. - D.H.Lawrence

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                        On the FWD 4A/7A water pumps, do the short hose directly behind it too.

                        That's the cunt that will leave you stranded somewhere. Most of them will have swelled from the leaky rocker cover pissing all over it.
                        Originally posted by brewdles
                        In short, some cunt at test and tune had a 250cc honda turning to 11ty and it sounded porn. Do that.

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                          I did the pump/timing belt during the week. Wasn't too bad apart from pulling alternator and ps off , needed small Asian hands. Then silly plastic belt covers.

                          Water pump and gasket looked ok. The o ring to the block was the culprit I reckon. Was well and truly munted. The big hose at the back wasn't bad, I think the factory spring style clips don't fuck them out. I quickly realised I had to take that whole assembly out when putting it back in.

                          Crank moved a couple teeth first go putting new belt on. Lucky I noticed and redid it.

                          For 290k I was surprised by lack of sludge, apart from tarnish it wasn't bad. Think I also solved a tiny engine weep, when I resealed the rocker gasket with rtv. Win!

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                          Originally posted by 50RTD
                          Dave, have you uploaded the data from the carby?
                          Originally posted by Dogsballs;n7259704
                          Bit harder to Wank to without Wendy, but got there in the end

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                            Well done, dude.

                            Best part is on these, if the belt breaks, you just line the dots up, and slap another belt on.
                            Originally posted by brewdles
                            In short, some cunt at test and tune had a 250cc honda turning to 11ty and it sounded porn. Do that.

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                              I did new belt and tensioner. At same time

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                              Originally posted by 50RTD
                              Dave, have you uploaded the data from the carby?
                              Originally posted by Dogsballs;n7259704
                              Bit harder to Wank to without Wendy, but got there in the end

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                                Pneumatic fittings

                                So seems the yanks use these a lot for vacuum etc. Where as we would use silicon tube and/or braided hose+fittings.

                                Any reason we don't? seems like it's a good middle ground (as long as they don't melt).

                                https://au.rs-online.com/web/c/pneum...fittings/?pn=2

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