What is this doo-hickey?

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Re: What is this doo-hickey?

Post by Tinus lotz » 23 Apr 2018 07:08

Graham it works perfect that way as long as you dont change direction a lot its a friction lock so it unlocks and locks again when you change direction . On rocky trails i lock it on sand i let it do it by itself

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Re: What is this doo-hickey?

Post by offroadbiker » 23 Apr 2018 07:19

Peter Conan makes a neat little tool that you can keep in the front door pocket for locking and unlocking so have a talk to him.

I see you live in PTA, we have a very big group of guys from there so maybe see if you can get to one of them to take you through the vehicle.

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Re: What is this doo-hickey?

Post by SJC » 23 Apr 2018 07:53

izakjbrt wrote:
22 Apr 2018 18:34
Now I just have to hope that the guy that had the trolly before me did not check the spanned, else I’ll have to buy a new one (or cheap equivalent). Will have to check the little black bag in the back
You can use a wheel spanner. :thumbup:
graham1 wrote:
23 Apr 2018 06:52
Pieter B wrote:
22 Apr 2018 18:46
Klink my jy het die idee. As jy die voertuig in 4x4 wil gebruik, moet jy die hubs gaan lock met die wiel spanner.
:redface: :redface:
I had no idea about this! When I have done trails I just sommer selected 4L, hear the small click that the wheels have engaged and gone for it.
I never knew I needed to lock the hubs manually??
Ek lock dit net as ek 4x4 trail doen, dis nie nodig om dit te lock elke keer as jy in 4x4 sit nie..
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22 Apr 2018 18:12
Hi Izak, Its on all the Patrols I've seen so I am sure its standard.
GQ/y60 Patrols het manual locking hubs, so ook die 4.2 patrol bakkies. (nie seker oor die nuwer model bakkies nie...)

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Re: What is this doo-hickey?

Post by pgreeff » 23 Apr 2018 11:38

graham1 wrote:
23 Apr 2018 06:52
I had no idea about this! When I have done trails I just sommer selected 4L, hear the small click that the wheels have engaged and gone for it.
I never knew I needed to lock the hubs manually??
Graham, a lot of 4x4s don't even have a manual lock options. It is auto and that's it. My Hardbody has auto hubs and I've been using it like that for 10 years without incident. It has started to make some funny noises, i.e., it doesn't seem to engage or disengage as easily as it used to, but probably just needs a service with clean grease.

When I serviced my hubs on the Patrol a few weeks ago I removed the auto locker so it is now free when set to auto. I'll lock it manually before heading off to a trail.
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Re: What is this doo-hickey?

Post by ricster » 23 Apr 2018 13:58

I only lock my front hubs if I remember when on a trail. The auto hubs are pretty damn strong in my opinion, but like others have said, they unlock as soon as you stop and go backwards and then re-lock again, then unlock and re-lock as soon as you go forwards causing lots of unnecessary wear. By locking the hubs before starting a trail you can just go nuts without fear.

Its just nice to be able to shift into 4x4 without having to stop and get out to manually lock the hubs.
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Re: What is this doo-hickey?

Post by Clem » 23 Apr 2018 14:08

Izak, didn't your Patrol come with an owner's manual? Its all in there...

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Re: What is this doo-hickey?

Post by Pieter B » 23 Apr 2018 16:22

As Tinus said. The hubs keep on engaging and disengaging in auto mode everytime you stop and/or reverse. Eventually they wear out and your stuck with a repair bill. That's what happened to my Patrol with it's previous owner. It's now sporting a set of AVM manual hubs.

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Re: What is this doo-hickey?

Post by graham1 » 23 Apr 2018 16:56

Well I’ve definitelt learnt something today. Thanks all.

I guess I’ve never had an issue cos let’s be honest, in a patrol you never have to reverse on an obstacle to try again. It’s always first shot through. :wink:

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Re: What is this doo-hickey?

Post by Pieter Roux » 23 Apr 2018 18:40

David ................waar is jy ?

David het aan my verduidelik dat die 4 wiel aandrywing wat geaktiveer word binne in die Patrol is net om jou uit die gemors te help

As jy nou rerig n ernstige 4 X 4 aanpak moet jy die diff op voorste wiele op lock sit volgens hom aktiveer die vierwiel aandrywing ratte dan HEELTEMAL en nie net halfpad

Hoop dit help

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Re: What is this doo-hickey?

Post by Jorrie » 23 Apr 2018 19:33

izakjbrt wrote:
22 Apr 2018 15:12
I know this question is probably proof beyond a doubt that I am an idiot. But I am not nearly the 4x4 expert no one believes I am. I noticed that when I took the "trollie" for a wheel alignment and balancing that the lovely little wheel caps on with the Nissan badge on the front wheels were missing. Hissing under my breath at the dealer trying to screw me over again, I went to inspect some further.

And low and behold, I saw that there is word written on it: "Lock"" and "Auto". Now I know the patrol has a rear diff lock (it does have a rear diff lock right?)? And has a nice button on the dash to proof it. But yes, what is it that is on the front axle of my patrol? And what is the function (see attachment)

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