Patrol Pics



Getting into gear - a riddle for drive train specialists

Transmissions, Transfer Boxes, Axles, Drive Shafts

Re: Getting into gear - a riddle for drive train specialists

Postby hugejp » 28 Nov 2016 17:32

Great news!

I'll take a clutch over catastrophic driveline failure anytime!!!
----------------------------------------------------------------------

You CAN with a NISSAN!

Jy KAN met 'n DATSUN!
User avatar
hugejp
Patrolman
Patrolman
 
Posts: 737
Joined: 21 Oct 2014 21:01
Has thanked: 39 times
Been thanked: 47 times
Full Name: JP Viviers
Nickname: Oupoot
Home Town: JHB
Current 4x4: 2004 Patrol 4.8 GRX
2003 Patrol 4.2 tdi
1999 Patrol 4.5 GRX
Home Language: Half & Half

Re: Getting into gear - a riddle for drive train specialists

Postby Tinus lotz » 28 Nov 2016 17:48

Wear en toe tear hy.....mooi man :salute:
User avatar
Tinus lotz
Moderator
Patrolman 1000+
Patrolman 1000+
 
Posts: 6435
Joined: 29 Aug 2010 13:07
Has thanked: 469 times
Been thanked: 223 times
Full Name: Tinus lotz
Nickname: Tinus lotz
Home Town: Centurion
Current 4x4: Nissan patrol 4.8 GRX 2005

Toyota 2.7 legend 35 LWB 4X4
Home Language: Afrikaans

Re: Getting into gear - a riddle for drive train specialists

Postby Brett Bignoux » 28 Nov 2016 19:45

Good day Gents .

Some info about clutches for those that don"t know . A new clutch can take extreme abuse , because the clutch lining is soft and flexible .
When a clutch has done high mileage , the lining becomes brittle , so any sudden harsh use causes the lining to break off in chunks .
In some cases the entire lining breaks off the drive plate , suddenly leaving you with no drive to the gearbox . (like some of you have found out)
Many clutches fail on high mileage vehicles after learner drivers have been driving them , because they often skip a gear when changing gears .
The clutch cannot take the sudden difference in motor and gearbox speeds , which causes the brittle clutch lining to be torn off , or crumble .
Now suddenly you have no clutch . (over landing in an older hi mileage vehicle ? CARRY A SPARE CLUTCH WITH YOU ! you never know how badly stuck
you may become and lose your clutch altogether) .

BRETT .
Can we get rid of STUPID DRIVERS before they kill us ?
Brett Bignoux
Full Member
Full Member
 
Posts: 46
Joined: 04 Aug 2011 19:32
Has thanked: 2 times
Been thanked: 9 times
Full Name: Brett Bignoux
Nickname: Brett Bignoux
Home Town: Heatonville
Current 4x4: Datsun Safari Pick Up 1982 , Nissan Ruff , Yamaha Wolverine . Datsun Safari Wagon 1982
Home Language: English

Re: Getting into gear - a riddle for drive train specialists

Postby Jorrie » 29 Nov 2016 08:27

Alex

Sterkte met die clutch. Ek vertrou dit sal gou reg gestel word.
Jorrie
4500 GRX
Jimny
User avatar
Jorrie
Patrolman 1000+
Patrolman 1000+
 
Posts: 2284
Joined: 21 Jun 2011 18:55
Location: Pretoria
Has thanked: 93 times
Been thanked: 73 times
Full Name: Jacobus Jordaan
Nickname: Jorrie
Home Town: Pretoria
Current 4x4: 1998 Nissan Patrol 4500 GRX, 2011 Zook
Home Language: English/Afrikaans

Re: Getting into gear - a riddle for drive train specialists

Postby Alex Roux » 01 Dec 2016 22:47

Good news

Got my truck back today. All works perfectly, and drives like a charm.
I must add, it is much more responsive when puling from standstill.

I took the car to them on Friday late afternoon.
They started taking it apart on Monday morning.
Engine out at the front to allow the gearbox to be dropped. So not an easy job.
Wednesday afternoon it was all done.
Well, so far so good.
(I will take pictures of the old clutch over the weekend and post it here)

I will keep posted if there are any latent issues.
But so far I can really recommend these guys.
The workshop is very clean.

They specialise in Land cruisers. There was one 80s and one 105 being worked on, and two 60 series just outside the shop.
But they are happy to work on mine again (that is important to know for a mix-breed like mine)

It is owner-manged by Ralph:
http://www.toyoservicecentre.co.za/
Witblits
User avatar
Alex Roux
Patrolman 1000+
Patrolman 1000+
 
Posts: 2320
Joined: 11 Jul 2011 10:54
Has thanked: 35 times
Been thanked: 101 times
Full Name: Alexander Roux
Nickname: Witblits
Home Town: Johannesburg
Current 4x4: Patrol 3Tdi (2004) - geLexus (2011)
Home Language: Afrikaans

Re: Getting into gear - a riddle for drive train specialists

Postby Wilkie » 02 Dec 2016 06:46

Hi Alex that is excellent news .....
you should contact Martin regarding the crank pully and the water problem :salute:
Wilkie
Patrolman 1000+
Patrolman 1000+
 
Posts: 1257
Joined: 24 Feb 2014 15:33
Has thanked: 49 times
Been thanked: 77 times
Full Name: Errol Wilken
Nickname: Wilkie
Home Town: Pretoria
Current 4x4: 1999 4.5 GRX Nissan Patrol
Rebuilding Nissan safari ldv
2004 BMW 3.0D X5
Home Language: Afrikaans

Re: Getting into gear - a riddle for drive train specialists

Postby offroadbiker » 02 Dec 2016 07:09

Good news Alex.

Ralph always give's good service, and the Toy guys do with him as we do with Graham they will drive from PTA to Krugersdorp to let him assist with their vehicles. He has helped me out on more than one occasion when I could not get the Patrol to Graham.
Dirk
1996 Nissan Patrol 4.2 ST
User avatar
offroadbiker
Moderator
Patrolman 1000+
Patrolman 1000+
 
Posts: 2351
Joined: 25 Jul 2012 08:36
Location: Krugersdorp
Has thanked: 70 times
Been thanked: 76 times
Full Name: Dirk de Clerk
Nickname: ORB
Home Town: Krugersdorp
Current 4x4: Patrol GQ 4.2 ST
Home Language: Afrikaans

Re: Getting into gear - a riddle for drive train specialists

Postby Alex Roux » 02 Dec 2016 07:12

Wilkie wrote:Hi Alex that is excellent news .....
you should contact Martin regarding the crank pully and the water problem :salute:


Thanks, Errol, I have. I am seeing him later today
Witblits
User avatar
Alex Roux
Patrolman 1000+
Patrolman 1000+
 
Posts: 2320
Joined: 11 Jul 2011 10:54
Has thanked: 35 times
Been thanked: 101 times
Full Name: Alexander Roux
Nickname: Witblits
Home Town: Johannesburg
Current 4x4: Patrol 3Tdi (2004) - geLexus (2011)
Home Language: Afrikaans

Re: Getting into gear - a riddle for drive train specialists

Postby Alex Roux » 02 Dec 2016 07:13

thumb_IMG_3991_1024.jpg
thumb_IMG_3991_1024.jpg (43.45 KiB) Viewed 663 times


thumb_IMG_3992_1024.jpg
thumb_IMG_3992_1024.jpg (46.36 KiB) Viewed 663 times


thumb_IMG_3993_1024.jpg
thumb_IMG_3993_1024.jpg (40.48 KiB) Viewed 663 times
Witblits
User avatar
Alex Roux
Patrolman 1000+
Patrolman 1000+
 
Posts: 2320
Joined: 11 Jul 2011 10:54
Has thanked: 35 times
Been thanked: 101 times
Full Name: Alexander Roux
Nickname: Witblits
Home Town: Johannesburg
Current 4x4: Patrol 3Tdi (2004) - geLexus (2011)
Home Language: Afrikaans

Re: Getting into gear - a riddle for drive train specialists

Postby Peter Connan » 02 Dec 2016 09:19

Ek verstaan nie. Daai clutch lyk dan vir my nog heel ok?
Mag ons ons kenniskry met lekkerkry aanhoukry.
User avatar
Peter Connan
Moderator
Patrolman 1000+
Patrolman 1000+
 
Posts: 4799
Joined: 10 Sep 2010 07:21
Location: Kempton Park
Has thanked: 160 times
Been thanked: 226 times
Full Name: Peter Connan
Nickname: Piet
Home Town: Kempton Park
Current 4x4: 1996 Patrol 4.2SGL
Home Language: Afrikaans

PreviousNext

Return to 10. Drivetrain

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 2 guests