Toyodiy - quick way of checking different variants?

SteveS Dec 4, 2018

  1. SteveS

    SteveS Well-Known Member

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    Hi all - im getting closer in my quest to understand what if anything I need to do to make my (hilux) truck work well in the Andes.....As part of this I have got the engine numbers/model codes for units produced for South America market (from somebody’s truck there). But my truck will be a European specced model. On looking through toyodiy there are some obvious differences BUT does anybody know a way that I can generate a query/report that identifies all the parts that are different from one model to the other? Short of sitting down with a stack of toyodiy parts breakdowns for both and a marker pen I cannot see a simple way. For example the ECU used in each is different - but what else? Reason for asking is that South American versions are known to work well, European versions work there too.....but is that through luck? Your help please would be much appreciated
     
  2. StarCruiser

    StarCruiser Well-Known Member Supporter Guru I am in uk

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    A bit ‘left field’ , Steve but couldn’t you buy a vehicle out there? Especially if your camping gear were a bolt on box on the back?
    Just a thought. Might be easier and more cost effective.
     
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    stumog Well-Known Member I am in england

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    What happened to the 100? Have you still got that?

    I would have thought with the modern ecu it would sence the altitude and amend the fuel pattern as it sees fit
     
  4. Rob Cowell

    Rob Cowell Well-Known Member I am in wales

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    Well if you're on a Mac or can get a Linux command line then cURL will download the text.
    eg

    $> curl -L -b non-existing "http://www.toyodiy.com/parts/p_E_2005_TOYOTA_LAND+CRUISER+PRADO_KDJ120L-GKMEYW_1105.html" > toyo.txt

    Will download the html from that URL to a file. You need -L to cope with the redirect toyodiy is using, and -b non-existing to start a cookie store, because toyodiy rejects access when cookies are not enabled.

    Then you just need to pull apart the html. The components are all tagged with an id, eg

    id="tx2">BOLT, STUD(FOR OIL FILTER)</tr><tr><td>90116-06171<td>

    The ids increment for each part, so you need to play about filtering out what you want. The part-number is at the end, bound by a <td> tag. A bit of faffing about with pandas would probably do the trick.

    If this is all jibberish, apologies. It was just an idea to start you off. I'll probably have a crack at this now because it looks interesting, but I can't give you a timeline :)
     
  5. chapel gate

    chapel gate Well-Known Member Supporter Promoted Company I am in england

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    Pandas??
    I take it were not talking about the one's that eat bamboo. .
     
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    Rob Cowell Well-Known Member I am in wales

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    Surprising adept data mungers, the pandas. Having had a quick look I think Beautiful Soup is going to help too.
     
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    Rob Cowell Well-Known Member I am in wales

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    I told you beautiful soup would do it. Just got to automate grabbing the other pages now.

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    SteveS Well-Known Member

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    Yes and no. Finding a truck as we want it is nigh on impossible. For example lockers, additional batteries, storage etc, etc. And whilst this could all be done in country (cheaply) there is the issue of parts delivery and being on top of the mechanics doing the work (and finding the right ones). It is likely to be a long delay until we can start our actual trip. We could of course buy a SA truck and import it here......but that is not as easy as buying a European one (egr, cats, maybe other things to be modified). By understanding the differences I can get a feel as to whether I can ignore them or whether they are critical to operation ( I got bitten by this with my old defender when we almost lost all our oil because of a £20 sump breather heater when we went to Nordcapp in -40c). If I can understand what the differences are then I can understand how big the problem is. So far European hiluxes have performed well in SA but being prepared for a journey where we could be 1000kms from anyone and at 5000m at -20c in 100knt winds is worth the effort now. I do wish it were easier.
     
  9. SteveS

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    If you would like to test your programme then my Peruvian contact has two local vehicles with the following models

    KUN26L-PRMDYG and -HRMDY (one comes from Argentina and the other from Thailand). The European equivalent is KUN26L-PRMDHW
     
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    SteveS Well-Known Member

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    I was a software engineer maaany moons ago (C++ etc) but I’d have to really re-teach myself
     
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    Thanks for taking a look at this
     
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