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    Default Need advice on rebuilding FJ62 transfer box and propshafts

    Morning, new member Paul Ash here. I own an '88 FJ62 station wagon which is currently at Toyota for a service.

    I have just received quote for R28,000 to recon the transfer box and R6,500 to recon both propshafts. That's labour at around R800/hr for 35 hours for the box and 8 hours for the shafts.

    While I know to expect higher service prices from dealerships, this seems a little high. Is this reasonable or am I being jooked?

    Secondly, who in Joburg works on older Land Cruisers? Are there any experts who might offer better service than Toyota?

    Thanks in advance for your help.

    All the best,

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    Default Re: Need advice on rebuilding FJ62 transfer box and propshafts

    I would try and look for a prop shaft workshop and a gearbox workshop. Toyota would quite likely outsource the work anyway.
    Get a quote from such specialist workshops and compare.
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    Default Re: Need advice on rebuilding FJ62 transfer box and propshafts

    What is wrong with the T case.?

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    Default Re: Need advice on rebuilding FJ62 transfer box and propshafts

    Quote Originally Posted by grips View Post
    What is wrong with the T case.?
    I'm told it's "worn out". That phrase could cover a multitude of sins

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    Quote Originally Posted by HugoNotte View Post
    I would try and look for a prop shaft workshop and a gearbox workshop. Toyota would quite likely outsource the work anyway.
    Get a quote from such specialist workshops and compare.
    Thank-you, that's good advice.

    Do you know anyone particular in Joburg who would be worth contacting for this?

    Thanks very much.

    cheers

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    Default Re: Need advice on rebuilding FJ62 transfer box and propshafts

    Quote Originally Posted by Paul Ash View Post
    Morning, new member Paul Ash here. I own an '88 FJ62 station wagon which is currently at Toyota for a service.............NICE cars.....!!

    I have just received quote for R28,000 to recon the transfer box and R6,500 to recon both propshafts. That's labour at around R800/hr for 35 hours for the box and 8 hours for the shafts.............6500 for props recon is a bit much.......

    While I know to expect higher service prices from dealerships, this seems a little high. Is this reasonable or am I being jooked?......see above

    Secondly, who in Joburg works on older Land Cruisers? Are there any experts who might offer better service than Toyota?.........I'd say Toyo Service Centre in West Rand. Ralph knows his Cruisers.

    Thanks in advance for your help.

    All the best,

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    Default Re: Need advice on rebuilding FJ62 transfer box and propshafts

    I have a t-case and propshafts for you.

    Contact me

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    Default Re: Need advice on rebuilding FJ62 transfer box and propshafts

    Quote Originally Posted by Paul Ash View Post
    Thank-you, that's good advice.

    Do you know anyone particular in Joburg who would be worth contacting for this?

    Thanks very much.

    cheers

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    Nope, I live at the west coast, Namibia.
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    Default Re: Need advice on rebuilding FJ62 transfer box and propshafts

    Quote Originally Posted by Henris View Post
    I have a t-case and propshafts for you.

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    Default Re: Need advice on rebuilding FJ62 transfer box and propshafts

    I would say that R6500 for both propshafts is reasonable. 5 x universal joints plus 2 x slip yokes/joints plus a centre bearing plus balancing.
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    Default Re: Need advice on rebuilding FJ62 transfer box and propshafts

    Thank-you, everyone, for the replies and advice.

    Henri, I will give you a call in the morning.

    Thank-you so much, I really appreciate it.

    All the best,

    Paul

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    Default Re: Need advice on rebuilding FJ62 transfer box and propshafts

    Cruisers does not have center bearings

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    Default Re: Need advice on rebuilding FJ62 transfer box and propshafts

    The 62 have the split case gear driven t-case. Not much that can go wrong there.

    Only known problem is an oil leak at the front prop seal. Me think it will be like new with all bearings replaced.

    Only thing that kills them is lack of oil

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