www.hiluxsurf.co.uk

Search this site:

Google:
Yahoo:
MSN:

Home Surf FAQ

Old 17th May 2017, 07:44   #1
Peebles05
Registered User
 
Peebles05's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2012
Location: Germany
Posts: 62
Default Ask for Help

Hello

I have a big problem with my Hilux 3.0 Gen. 2.

I drove yesterday about 200 miles with a 2.0 ton heavy trailer. Whenever I had to drive up a mountain the engine became very warm, (almost in the red area) also the warning (A/t temp) went on. I always drove to parking lots to let the engine and gear cool down.
There is enough water in the cooler and in the reservoir.

Now to my question, what can be the and what can I do to fix this error, as I have to get away with the heavy trailer again next week.

Thank you very much
Greeting
Burkhard
__________________
Red Monster, KZN130 3,0 Litre Diesel
Peebles05 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 17th May 2017, 08:30   #2
NiftyNev
Senior member
 
Join Date: Aug 2003
Location: Australia
Posts: 4,619
Default

Do you have an external transmission cooler? Transmision fluid is cooled via the radiator bottom tank. Towing can add much more heat to the transmission fluid and this adds extra heat to radiator, which then may not be able to cool the engine properly. Maybe adding an external cooler will solve the problem. This cooler is best fitted to the transmission line before radiator so it cools the fluid before it heats up the radiator.

Nev.
NiftyNev is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 17th May 2017, 14:21   #3
Bogus
Plastic doesnt rust
 
Bogus's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2004
Location: Edinburgh ( more or less)
Posts: 3,088
Default

What Nev said, plus, do not tow with od on unless its a nice long flat. every time the torque converter comes out of lock up, and thats going to be a lot when towing a heavy trailer, you are adding heat to the ATF which in turn adds heat to a cooling system that is already busy. An external cooler is an easy fit though and you dont need to be overcomplicated about it if youre in a rush, as long as it catches a bit of airflow it will be a big help. You can always get more scientific about it before your next big haul.
__________________
Сви можемо
Bogus is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 17th May 2017, 17:23   #4
The Boo Crew
Registered User
 
Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: Bolton
Posts: 251
Default

I would be checking your rad to see if its full of crap!
__________________
Old enough to know better but then again.....
The Boo Crew is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 18th May 2017, 08:16   #5
NiftyNev
Senior member
 
Join Date: Aug 2003
Location: Australia
Posts: 4,619
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by The Boo Crew View Post
I would be checking your rad to see if its full of crap!
Agreed. Also check the Viscous Fan is operating correctly.

Nev.
NiftyNev is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 18th May 2017, 09:05   #6
tweak'e
Registered User
 
Join Date: Sep 2011
Location: New Zealand
Posts: 360
Default

as above

check fan
check or simple replace, the radiator.
fit external trans-cooler, the biggest you can squeeze in (radiator type and mounted the right way).
tweak'e is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 22nd May 2017, 18:31   #7
Peebles05
Registered User
 
Peebles05's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2012
Location: Germany
Posts: 62
Default

Hello
Thanks for the helpful answers.

I've done it now (finally) to look it up. So I got the engine warm and then I could stop the fan (with the engine running) with my hand. I even made it without any effort to turn it against its actual running direction (well said, while the engine was running) the engine had operating temperature.

So I think the viscous fan is broken.
I will reorder this and a transmission oil cooler. As everything is there, built in and I have made a ride with a trailer I will report it.

Greeting
__________________
Red Monster, KZN130 3,0 Litre Diesel
Peebles05 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 22nd May 2017, 19:06   #8
tashtego
Registered User
 
tashtego's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2012
Location: Blantyre,Malawi
Posts: 855
Default

This is what you need:

http://www.roughtrax4x4.com/aisin-vi...210-67010.html

Good luck!
tashtego is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 23rd May 2017, 04:45   #9
tweak'e
Registered User
 
Join Date: Sep 2011
Location: New Zealand
Posts: 360
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Peebles05 View Post
Hello
Thanks for the helpful answers.

I've done it now (finally) to look it up. So I got the engine warm and then I could stop the fan (with the engine running) with my hand. I even made it without any effort to turn it against its actual running direction (well said, while the engine was running) the engine had operating temperature.

So I think the viscous fan is broken.
I will reorder this and a transmission oil cooler. As everything is there, built in and I have made a ride with a trailer I will report it.

Greeting
i would not try to stop a running fan with my hand
easy way is to turn engine off, if fan keeps turning for a bit then its faulty.

no need to replace the fan hub. they jest need the silicone oil replacing. there should be a thread on it around here somewhere. cheap and simple to do.
tweak'e is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 15th June 2017, 21:23   #10
Peebles05
Registered User
 
Peebles05's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2012
Location: Germany
Posts: 62
Default

So,
Now after a long time (a little bit of work) I managed to see my surf completely. Now I have an order list for roughtrax4x4 which costs me 1400 pounds. And these are only spare parts, among other things I also change the exhaust and make all the brakes as well as the rear shock absorbers with springs. The timing belt and the water pump but also a few accessories, such as the white indicators in fenders and the underrun protection. I'm just honest here, a car dealer offered me a Discovery 3. And I was tempted to accept the offer, but I can't, I love the Hilux and he has never let me down so much, and I can fix it to 80% myself thanks to your help. I am and remain Hilux driver as well as classic Mini driver (my wife's).

I am already happy when 70 kg of parts arrive at me and I can dedicate myself fully to my Hilux.

I also want to install a snorkel, but also look for the rear spoiler for the Hilux.

Another thank you to all forum friends
__________________
Red Monster, KZN130 3,0 Litre Diesel
Peebles05 is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump


All times are GMT +1. The time now is 14:06.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.6
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.

Copyright 2004 the webmaster

 

   Address - N White, PO Box 278 Stevenage, Herts, SG1 1ZU, UK

 

All information and images on this website remain the property of the owner and no use shall be made of them elsewhere in whatever format without the express permission of the owner. All Corporate trademarks are the property of their respective owners.
You may freely link to this website however ownership of material remains as stated above.

                                                

 Contact us: toyota@hiluxsurf.co.uk