went car shopping today..

chapel gate

Well-Known Member
Supporter
Promoted Company
I am in england
May 26, 2014
4,113
2,573
113
near, leek staffs.
other than fitting a new heater blower theres been little work done on the old girl. shes been earning her keep though.

last week after driving back from collecting a load of fire wood there was some very nasty clunking and grinding sounds coming from the rear drivers side wheel. about two seconds later the wheel locked solid. this was interesting at 50 mph.. so after leaving an awesome skid mark on the road i backed up a little and it freed off. not wanting to cause further damage i called in the 80 and towed the 5.2 tons back to base.

should get time to have a look this week.
 
Don't like the adverts? Remove them by becoming a supporting member.   Click here

chapel gate

Well-Known Member
Supporter
Promoted Company
I am in england
May 26, 2014
4,113
2,573
113
near, leek staffs.
so 3 tons of 80, 5.2 tons of Unimog and a ton of wood all pulled by an engine thats probably over 20 years old.......

good advert for Toyota
about that yes. i always use low box in these situations to put less strain on the old dear and not to slip the clutch. was quite a funny sight really. plenty of looks from other 4x4 owners.
 
  • Like
Reactions: clivehorridge

chapel gate

Well-Known Member
Supporter
Promoted Company
I am in england
May 26, 2014
4,113
2,573
113
near, leek staffs.
so, lets have a look..

IMG_20210218_102355.jpg


Laws of leverage..
IMG_20210218_170209.jpg
IMG_20210218_172113.jpg
IMG_20210219_130027.jpg
IMG_20210219_140348.jpg
IMG_20210219_140410.jpg

Spot the ball bearing?
The portal has two gears inside, each with inner and outer bearings. The top one which the half shaft slots into is called the drive gear. The outer bearing has totally collapsed.
The lower gear attaches to the hub and is called the output gear.

IMG_20210219_152605.jpg


interestingly the drive gear outer bearing is old style deep groove ball bearing. the output gear bearing is roller. non are tapered.

will strip the portal tomorrow and see what the rest of the damage is.
 
  • Like
Reactions: Higgy

chapel gate

Well-Known Member
Supporter
Promoted Company
I am in england
May 26, 2014
4,113
2,573
113
near, leek staffs.
Got the portal on the bench and took the gears and bearings out of the housing;

Note my new form of transport at the moment..

IMG_20210220_094034.jpg
IMG_20210220_100807.jpg
IMG_20210220_101112.jpg

The two ball bearings shouldn't be there..
 
Last edited:

chapel gate

Well-Known Member
Supporter
Promoted Company
I am in england
May 26, 2014
4,113
2,573
113
near, leek staffs.
yes. i was bracing myself for the worst TBH.

for the next time we moan about genuine toyota prices;


"Hi Mike,

I have some prices and availability for gears and bearings:

Housing (Right rear) £857 in stock Germany

Inner bearing for big gear £205 UK stock

Outer bearing for big gear £109 UK stock

Big gear £673 UK stock

Hub seal £58 UK stock

Top gear £416 UK stock

Outer bearing for top gear £48.10

Inner bearing for top gear £56

Circlip for big gear inner bearing £1.25

Shims for inner bearing on big gear need to be measured upon assembly."

all plus VAT. not even available as a complete assemble.

time to visit german and dutch ebay..
 
Last edited:

SteveJB

Well-Known Member
Supporter
I am in uk
Dec 23, 2016
727
441
63
Picture 4 of todays lot looks like a Mazda rotary at the back that is a big big ouch any uk breakers for the housing part out there
 
AdBlock Detected

We get it, advertisements are annoying!

Sure, ad-blocking software does a great job at blocking ads, but it also blocks useful features of our website. For the best site experience please disable your AdBlocker.

I've Disabled AdBlock    No Thanks