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    Default Fortuner 2.8 GD6 OBD Tire Pressure Monitoring System

    Hi,

    Recently bought a OBD TPMS from Alibaba for $30 Shipping was $25 but only because it was 5 day delivery so can probably get away much cheaper if you do not mind waiting a couple of weeks via normal post and/or ordering more than one unit.

    https://www.alibaba.com/product-deta...10853e5fpWsvzF

    Pretty sure it will work on the 2.8 GD6 Hilux as well...

    I was very sceptical that it would actually work but decided to try in anyway as I did not like the normal TPMS systems available. Having to reprogram or swop sensors when you swop tyres, flat sensor batteries x 4, theft of external sensors, bulky display for tyre pressures that need a power source etc so gave this unit a go etc etc.

    Surprisingly it actually looks very decent and works as promised. Quality is also fine. Drove around for a couple of km after setting it without any false alarms etc. I then deflated one tyre from 2.1 to 1.5 and it picked it up in +- 1.3km.

    Fitment is a 2min job: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ALqxjgawF7E
    No cutting of wires etc, just plug and play.

    Changed the green tyre indicators to blue and it matches the blue lights of the Fortuner while still turning red when a flat is detected.

    Next test will be on a gravel road, 2WD and 4WD, to see what it does as there will most likely be some slippage on the tyres that could affect the accuracy of the unit as it uses ABS/tyre rotation data from the ECU. Who knows, maybe the algorithm/data used as well as the distance used to detect a flat will prevent false alarms. I drive on tar 95% of the time so not really a deal breaker to me but might be for some more regular gravel road travellers that are looking for a TPMS system

    Not sure when I will be able to do some gravel roads but will report back when I have.

    I suspect the biggest question is if this unit will work on the older 3.0 D4D Fortuner/Hilux
    Last edited by observer; 2018/08/08 at 01:50 PM.
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    Default Re: Fortuner 2.8 GD6 OBD Tire Pressure Monitoring System

    Interesting...
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    Default Re: Fortuner 2.8 GD6 OBD Tire Pressure Monitoring System

    Very nice. In for a group buy if more people are interested.

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    Default Re: Fortuner 2.8 GD6 OBD Tire Pressure Monitoring System

    It looks very interesting. Did you get the one without the speedlock? I wouldnt like the thing to go off every two hours of driving. I also don't want it to start messing around with locking the doors etc. when the car already does that.

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    Default Re: Fortuner 2.8 GD6 OBD Tire Pressure Monitoring System

    No just ordered the standard one. Still need to do a 2hr+ trip but I assume it will just be one beep so nothing serious.Doing some gravel roads today so will see how it reacts to wheel slip /4wd etc.
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    Default Re: Fortuner 2.8 GD6 OBD Tire Pressure Monitoring System

    Happy to report that the TPMS unit did not show false flat tyres on gravel roads
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    Default Re: Fortuner 2.8 GD6 OBD Tire Pressure Monitoring System

    Thanks for the info.

    What is connected to the valves?
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    Default Re: Fortuner 2.8 GD6 OBD Tire Pressure Monitoring System

    Drove up to Paarlberg Mountain Reserve where there are lots sharp turns, bad ruts etc. Did +- 30km where I used 2WD to go up around steep inclines/turns etc. Invoked the traction control a few times and also tried 4WD without issue.Will most likely do some longer distance gravel roads beginning of October when we go to the Orange River so will provide more feedback then.
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    Default Re: Fortuner 2.8 GD6 OBD Tire Pressure Monitoring System

    Quote Originally Posted by Cobus. Pelser View Post
    Thanks for the info.What is connected to the valves?
    Nothing, it uses the wheel sensor/ABS data from the ODB port
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    Default Re: Fortuner 2.8 GD6 OBD Tire Pressure Monitoring System

    Can you set the alarm level? i.e lower than 1.5 bar
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    Default Re: Fortuner 2.8 GD6 OBD Tire Pressure Monitoring System

    Quote Originally Posted by observer View Post
    Nothing, it uses the wheel sensor/ABS data from the ODB port
    Thank you
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    Default Re: Fortuner 2.8 GD6 OBD Tire Pressure Monitoring System

    Quote Originally Posted by Papsak View Post
    Can you set the alarm level? i.e lower than 1.5 bar
    No, check the first link I posted under details. You can set the % deviation from the "learning phase" tire pressures. In my case I left it at 25% default so it will alert at 2.1 bar minus 25%.
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    Default Re: Fortuner 2.8 GD6 OBD Tire Pressure Monitoring System

    Quote Originally Posted by bees View Post
    Very nice. In for a group buy if more people are interested.
    Thanks a lot Observer. Was looking at all sorts of TPMS systems for my Fortuner GD-6 and most of them have a display unit you must put somwhere on your dashboard - not for me. But the one as per this topic is 100%.
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    Default Re: Fortuner 2.8 GD6 OBD Tire Pressure Monitoring System

    Quote Originally Posted by SUVMan77 View Post
    Thanks a lot Observer. Was looking at all sorts of TPMS systems for my Fortuner GD-6 and most of them have a display unit you must put somwhere on your dashboard - not for me. But the one as per this topic is 100%.

    Bees - I will definitely be interested in getting one. Based in Pretoria. Count me in please.
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    Default Re: Fortuner 2.8 GD6 OBD Tire Pressure Monitoring System

    Thought I would give an update on this unit Done +- 1000km now and no issues so far.
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    Default Re: Fortuner 2.8 GD6 OBD Tire Pressure Monitoring System

    Thanks so much for sharing.
    Brilliant solution!!

    I want one!
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    Default Re: Fortuner 2.8 GD6 OBD Tire Pressure Monitoring System

    This unit saved my tyre in Cederberg this weekend TPMS alarm went off and correctly identified a puncture left rear tyre! Really chuffed with this purchase We did a lot of gravel road travelling and I first thought that maybe this was the first false alarm...
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    Default Re: Fortuner 2.8 GD6 OBD Tire Pressure Monitoring System

    Only problem I see is when sand driving and you want to deflate to 1bar or less. It will start beeping unless you reset your starting point to 1 I suppose.
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    Default Re: Fortuner 2.8 GD6 OBD Tire Pressure Monitoring System

    Still need to go to Atlantis to test that but as you mentioned you just can just reset it or maybe if all 4 tyres are the same pressure the wheel rotation speeds will be +- the same so no alarm
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    Default Re: Fortuner 2.8 GD6 OBD Tire Pressure Monitoring System

    Quote Originally Posted by Jacques_R View Post
    Thanks so much for sharing.
    Brilliant solution!!

    I want one!
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