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  • 'Dan'
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    Ohhh exciting

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  • Hostile1
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    Good to see you got some parts rolling in. Sounds like you got a pretty good deal from TJM. Can’t wait to see it all.

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  • Gurilla
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    Just put a deposit on some more tjm goodies

    bull bar and snorkel is about paid off, decided to get side steps and brush bars also and color coded, they are going to color code all for free,

    also got a uniden twin pack 6.6dbi and 3dbi antenna installed for free I’ll use my own uhf,

    also a tjm 9500 winch installed for free

    now my bill went up a few grand aha :/ hoping to pay off $500 a week


    been talking to Zordo and I’ll be getting dobinson and Bilstein kit off him with extended sway bar links, will try to install my self doesn't look hard just need to find a trolley jack big enough..

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  • 'Dan'
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    Originally posted by Gurilla View Post
    dan yeah mate all good they gave me a HiLux to use for about a week, car drives perfectly fine I thought would drive different but it feels just about the same done about 1500km since
    That's great news, especially if nothing was missed or damaged, you've beaten the odds

    Nice work on the drawers.
    Last edited by 'Dan'; 28-04-2020, 02:22 PM.

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  • Gurilla
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ID:	751716 Been busy with not being able to go anywhere over the holidays

    made up some rear draws, removed the 3rd row seat and made up a false floor and built the frame etc

    came up good pretty happy,

    also rewired and neatened up some wiring I did wire and ran extra wires etc as i dont want to remove the draws to wire anything again ,

    also installed a red/white light on the rear door good height and over the draws with no shadow


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  • Gurilla
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    dan yeah mate all good they gave me a HiLux to use for about a week, car drives perfectly fine I thought would drive different but it feels just about the same done about 1500km since

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  • 'Dan'
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    What's the latest chief? Engine swap ticking along OK?

    Did they provide a loaner car?

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  • 'Dan'
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    That's a long block.

    Ask him to show you the new manifolds, turbo, etc.

    When I say "crate engine" I mean complete, turn key engine, assembled in the factory ready to go. Same state of completeness that they are when slotted into the car.

    I don't thnk I'd ever buy a newer model Toyota diesel.
    Last edited by 'Dan'; 24-03-2020, 07:35 AM.

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  • Gurilla
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  • Gurilla
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    It’s a crate engine my cousin works there as parts manager and he was the one who had to track one down,

    also got video of it today so all confirmed and happy days ! I’ll try upload if I can

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  • 'Dan'
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    Clarify, in writing, what "full engine" means.

    It's incredibly rare for Toyota to do a crate engine swap and not just a long block.

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  • Gurilla
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    I hadn’t taken any pictures but I have some older ones when I did my battery instal, car has been there since it went in for a service “Tuesday” , my cousin is a manager there so hopefully they do a decent job knowing that, also it’s a full engine that’s getting put In, I made sure to ask and sus it out so hopefully all is good!

    ive told them to take there time im in no rush so hopefully that’s what they do and do a decent job, because After paying so much for a car I want it to be decent and last me years !

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  • borak
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    Originally posted by 'Dan' View Post
    That seems like overkill for a Welsh plug, however it doesn't seem like overkill for an engine using oil, I wonder which issue triggered the replacement.

    As was the case for another person on here with a 2.8 that got repalced (timing chain issue), he ended up needing to go back a number of times due to missed/broken parts and noted some damage (indented scratches) to the firewall.

    Engine in/out is big job with a heap of little things that need doing properly. Yes all under warranty but nobody is paying you for the time/hassle of being without your car or taking it back and forth. Put your hand up for a decent loaner car etc.

    Take photos of engine bay if you can, all angles, the firewall, radiator support, underneath if possible etc so you can show them "before" if you are unhappy with after.

    In his case, the new engine was actually only a long block. If you know what that means, sweet, but for anyone else readsing who doesn't , that means they need to strip all accessories/manifolds etc off the old engine to re-use (Long Block = bottom end and cylinder head only). That's a lot of potential chances for things to not be resealed/reseated/connected properly.

    Hopefully it all goes well and without drama, really comes down to the quality of the dealership itself.




    Agree, that would have been my case, i did get a good outcome at the end just now waiting for final close out of the case.

    After those few initial issues when i got it back the car has been running great since with no further issues.

    Like Dan mentioned, if you can, take heaps of photos of the engine bay in case you arent happy with something when you get it back.

    Make sure they take those few extra minutes to remove clips and items properly instead of pulling and gouging at them, protect what can be protected when they are removing and reinstalling the engine ie the firewall insulation and give it a good look over when complete to make sure no tools are left behind, everything is that is visible is put back together properly etc.

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  • 'Dan'
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    That seems like overkill for a Welsh plug, however it doesn't seem like overkill for an engine using oil, I wonder which issue triggered the replacement.

    As was the case for another person on here with a 2.8 that got repalced (timing chain issue), he ended up needing to go back a number of times due to missed/broken parts and noted some damage (indented scratches) to the firewall.

    Engine in/out is big job with a heap of little things that need doing properly. Yes all under warranty but nobody is paying you for the time/hassle of being without your car or taking it back and forth. Put your hand up for a decent loaner car etc.

    Take photos of engine bay if you can, all angles, the firewall, radiator support, underneath if possible etc so you can show them "before" if you are unhappy with after.

    In his case, the new engine was actually only a long block. If you know what that means, sweet, but for anyone else readsing who doesn't , that means they need to strip all accessories/manifolds etc off the old engine to re-use (Long Block = bottom end and cylinder head only). That's a lot of potential chances for things to not be resealed/reseated/connected properly.

    Hopefully it all goes well and without drama, really comes down to the quality of the dealership itself.





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  • Gurilla
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    Just got a call from Toyota.. they rang Toyota hq or where ever it is and they weren’t to happy with the core plus leaking with only 30,000km on the car. So they are putting a new engine in it woo?? Hopefully all is wel

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