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  1. Knucklehead

    First breakdown in nine years

    Hi Tim, no not something I’ve had to replace - yet. Think would help you if create a new post with relevant title as I have no doubt some of the guys on here will know the procedure. By the way, spent most of my adult life living in WA before returning to the glorious Irish climate! Miss the...
  2. Knucklehead

    24v Starter PITA

    Many thanks for pointers. Think it’s worth a go. What’s the worst can happen :flushed:
  3. Knucklehead

    24v Starter PITA

    Thought should upload pic of the earth cable Im looking at to make sure. The other end of the thicker cable is what I mentioned terminates directly to the block below the manifold. Very hard to check what state the cable is actually in as real awkward to get at. Sounds like having more than...
  4. Knucklehead

    24v Starter PITA

    Think might take it to an auto electrician for extra straps as likely i'll make things worse! Just had a look again and the earth connection on my no. 1 battery has a thin wire to the inner panel and then the thicker cable runs down and terminates against the engine block side just above the...
  5. Knucklehead

    24v Starter PITA

    Cheers. I had previously checked all the connections for the batteries and the various relays and they seem sound. So if I understand correctly my options are to replace the original battery to block earth strap as this is likely the problem or run a same size strap from number 1 battery neg...
  6. Knucklehead

    24v Starter PITA

    Unfortunately the lecky side is not my strong point. I can see one earth strap running down from the number one battery and attached to the engine block. Doesn't look too easy got at to clean up if it is that earthing point. Thinking there are a number of earths could be at fault and might just...
  7. Knucklehead

    24v Starter PITA

    ok chris you are a star. Thought would go for easiest option so connected a jump lead from the lift hook to my bull bar and bang off she went. Sooo this tells me somewhere in that engine bay is a bad earth? Maybe I just drive it with the jump lead attached!
  8. Knucklehead

    24v Starter PITA

    Cheers fellas. Unfortunately currently working on this single handed so cant check 24v at starter terminal when being switched on but definitely getting 12v at rest. Also getting correct voltage at the voltage converter terminals for both batteries looking at the FSM. Think I will try the...
  9. Knucklehead

    24v Starter PITA

    Hi all, Now starting to understand why folk changed over to 12v starter systems. Hoping somebody on here can give me some more things to try for my 80 that is not cranking before I have to admit defeat and get it recovered to a garage for the first time. Turn the key and get the loud clack...
  10. Knucklehead

    First breakdown in nine years

    Title says it all really. Out in the arse end of nowhere having lunch with my young fella, went to drive home and clatter/bang from the starter. Tried usual thumping it but no go. Must admit i sat there in shock for a bit. Just goes to show how reliable these old wagons are and the surprise...
  11. Knucklehead

    rust never sleeps

    the joys of road salt, title says it all really. Found bump stop sitting bottom of shock. more weiding.. Ah well more welding...
  12. Knucklehead

    Before i buy new clutch master and slave

    have this on 3+ years now. Simple fit and working well. As mentioned, easy gravity bleeding: https://www.roughtrax4x4.com/aisin-clutch-slave-cylinder-80-series.html
  13. Knucklehead

    spare alloys by Karl

    Got sorted some spare rims by Karl. Great communication sorting out DHL issues. Top bloke. Cheers, Dave.
  14. Knucklehead

    Grand tour s3

    Just watched ep3 of new series. Sounds like they should have kept using the mighty 80. Clarkson reckons at the end of Columbia trip they went through 6 ‘nearly new’ landcruisers while his Jeep just kept going.:flushed:
  15. Knucklehead

    BFG KM3s are here.....

    For anybody holding out for KM3 in 315 size, holy crap, would be cheaper to fly to the US and bring a set back...
  16. Knucklehead

    BFG KM3s are here.....

    Happy days. Bit more 315 choice. Q rated as well unlike STTs. Now if MTZs became available again I would be a v. happy boy. Anybody seen a price on the BFGs?
  17. Knucklehead

    Help?! 80 series - engine not switching off... randoms

    crap pics but might help for fuel cut off on the pump if that is the cut off being asked about...
  18. Knucklehead

    Tyre cracks

    That’s interesting info with the speed rating. Did seem odd the k version isn’t sold elsewhere. Can’t blame the cracks on standing unused as used each day. Is odd 2 of the tyres are free of damage. reluctantly I’ll need to change my MTs for peace of mind. I’d better grab a set quick before...
  19. Knucklehead

    Tyre cracks

    Yeah Richard, no complaints that way about them. Still drive great. Was more a concern if possible safety issues with family in the motor. Blow outs and the likes. If forced to replace with STTs then will get a spare set of wheels and continue to thrash them off road. Will see what Mickey T...
  20. Knucklehead

    Tyre cracks

    Unfortunately mine are Mickey Thompson MTZs which are no longer sold in Europe. I believe Cooper now own them. I’ve sent emails to Cooper UK and Mickey Thompson tech department. Not in the hope of replacement as 5 years old but more to find out if seen as superficial. Now with your experience...
  21. Knucklehead

    Tyre cracks

    Living in NI it is more likely damage from damp than sun! Rotate opposite corners every 6 months so not sure if damaged on same side. Used a lot off road so maybe damaged then. Carrying the young fella about I can’t really take any chances. Only choice now is fitting STTs with their K speed...
  22. Knucklehead

    Tyre cracks

    Just had a look and ‘3313’ stamped on them so 2013 manufactured if understand the markings. Cruiser used as DD so seems more likely age than lack of use. Odd only showing on 2 of them. If could get replacements then wouldn’t even think about it but thanks to EU that is no longer possible...
  23. Knucklehead

    Tyre cracks

    Suspect I know the answer to this bit thought would ask anyhow. Was checking over the cruiser for its MOT next week and noticed that 2 of my 4 Mickey Thompson tyres have developed hairline cracks near the rim. 4 years old with plenty of tread and the rest of the tyre is sound. Oddly only...
  24. Knucklehead

    What Alternator is this, help!

    Looks like the same numbers as the old Toyota alt I pulled from '93 12valve and definite oval. Replaced with new Denso from Opie: 01209 202949, [email protected] Not sure about postage to Hungary though. Good luck, Dave.
  25. Knucklehead

    Defeated by a handbrake cable!

    Funny thing Dave, been round bikes most of my life and still wouldn't get on the back of one! Just got cable fitted back on just fine after some swearing and throwing of heavy objects. Tried following the FSM manual way of adjusting the bellcrank, 8 turns back from locked on the adjuster...
  26. Knucklehead

    Defeated by a handbrake cable!

    Must take my hat off to you guys. I’ve ended up unbolting the handbrake lever from the floor to get the cable out. Actually helped with room to use a clip to compress those little finger things. Guess that’s the difference between real mechanics and have a go hammer hands like me! Should...
  27. Knucklehead

    Defeated by a handbrake cable!

    Thanks for replies and yes I grabbed a Toyo cable to make sure would be good fit. The rest of the pins/bolts came out ok was just the front I’m struggling with. Just so I’m clear, looking at the top photo, do you remember opening the little lug halfway down that I circled? I pulled it open as...
  28. Knucklehead

    Defeated by a handbrake cable!

    Hi all, Thought I would replace my stuffed handbrake cable this morning before MOT. Can't be that hard, trusty Haynes says just disconnect from lever and pull through floor hole. Eh?? Looking at the attached pics, I seem to be missing something obvious. I noticed a small tab midway down...
  29. Knucklehead

    Milners selling greasable CV's?

    Good to see somebody in UK supplying these. I'm planning on checking these ones out when back in OZ next month: http://gearingdynamics.com.au/Greaseable-CV-Joint-for-Toyota-Landcruiser Like the relief valve idea. Always wondered though if having a shaft drilled through the centre could be a...
  30. Knucklehead

    Keyless entry options?

    Cheers Richard, really appreciate the effort with the photos. Think even I can handle this now. Dave.
  31. Knucklehead

    Keyless entry options?

    If you can manage to take some pics that would be great. Noticed the control module on the drivers door when removing the door locks. Seems in a easily accessible place for connections.
  32. Knucklehead

    Keyless entry options?

    Cheers, any pics appreciated. From what I’ve seen I think it is an electrical install even I could manage. Regarding servicing the lock barrels, not something I would ever thought of doing unless forced but makes hell of a difference. Real easy job just make sure to keep the spring loaded keys...
  33. Knucklehead

    Keyless entry options?

    For anybody else who finds their drivers door key only goes halfway in, I just pulled both lock cylinders and cleaned/regreased. Now working great. Very straightforward as long as don’t let the pins spring out when removing the cylinder from the barrel. Keep key in while removing it then clean...
  34. Knucklehead

    Keyless entry options?

    That would be great. From what I can see looking at the little diagrams on ebay for this controller, for a basic setup and my limited understanding, there will be a live feed (taken from toyo pin 8 wire), negative could be taken off 16 as constant earth or guess any good earth point, then pin...
  35. Knucklehead

    Keyless entry options?

    Been looking at options this evening. Noticed the remote systems mention extra motor required if the central locking only operates on the drivers door, which mine does. Thinking after fitting one of these kits it might only remotely operate the drivers door. Changing the passenger side parts...
  36. Knucklehead

    Noise after new clutch fit....

    I had a OEM thrust bearing fail after a few days but it sounds more like bird chirping. That sounds like do not drive any further to me. If that showed up after the clutch install get them to pull that box and see whats going on.
  37. Knucklehead

    Keyless entry options?

    Thats enough wires to give me nightmares. Obviously not the simple hook into existing central locking I thought it was. Cheers for posting image. I need a better man cave...
  38. Knucklehead

    Keyless entry options?

    Cheers again. At that price I might even give it to somebody less likely to set my 80 on fire. Electrics are unfortunately not my strong point....
  39. Knucklehead

    Keyless entry options?

    Thanks Richard and think the control relay must be in drivers door as that is the lock that is stuffed and locks/unlocks. Will pull door card to have a look at weekend. Had to lock drivers door from inside and then crawl across and out passenger door. PITA. Least passenger door still locks. Why...
  40. Knucklehead

    Keyless entry options?

    Thanks for replies. My ‘93 came with no factory alarm system and currently has none. Possible opions from what you guys are saying is get the barrels overhauled which will likely mean car off the road. Being my sole DD probably not an option. Try and find a similar Waeco system Chris...
  41. Knucklehead

    Keyless entry options?

    Cheers Chris, could you let me know what Waeco system it is/part number? If it links into my basic key operated system without immobilisers and the likes then happy days. Find it odd that a lock that has worked without any issue, no sticking keys or the likes, suddenly buggers up and the key...
  42. Knucklehead

    Keyless entry options?

    Was wondering if anybody had fitted a keyless remote system to a 93' cruiser? Not sure what year the remote locking key fobs started but mine came with the plain old keys, no fancy buttons. I have a drivers side key that now manages to go about a quarter way in and no further, so no locking...
  43. Knucklehead

    This is likely to spread

    Idea will probably effect those of us on the forum with shall we say less sophisticated Cruisers:flushed: http://www.bbc.com/news/business-43211946
  44. Knucklehead

    Possible problems ahead off-roading snowdonia

    not unusual to read bad news about off-roading: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-wales-north-west-wales-43142187
  45. Knucklehead

    End of cheap parts?

    Probably like other folk on here, I used to get big ticket items from Amayama UAE warehouse. Even with the custom charges these worked out cheaper than direct in UK. Noticed recently that the only option I could see is out of the Japan warehouse costing a lot more. I contacted Amayama and got...
  46. Knucklehead

    Can anybody give an idiots guide to alternators?

    Yeah Dave, could fit new plug ok. Will see if new replacement causes same issue before start digging further. Hopefully just unlucky with dud alternator. Thanks for replies. Dave.
  47. Knucklehead

    Can anybody give an idiots guide to alternators?

    Umm, replacement arrived today, very quick must be said. The first alternator was branded 'UC Premium'. Roughtrax had no more in stock so their supplier sent a new one direct. It is branded 'Wood Auto' and likely similar quality.
  48. Knucklehead

    Can anybody give an idiots guide to alternators?

    I’d rather push it than sell her!!! Good ideas regarding earthing. Still pointing my finger at the new alternator unless I’ve been really unlucky and these issues showed up the same time a new one was fitted as no probs with old one apart from bearings. Might even put old one back in to see if...
  49. Knucklehead

    Can anybody give an idiots guide to alternators?

    Really not sure. It kinda looked the way lithium white grease goes when old. Had a bugger of a job getting the connection out. Looking at the FSM there is no mention of adding anything so think I’ll connect them dry.
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