It's been a very busy 6 months due to work commitments, visitors from abroad and a bit of fun time in between. The cruiser has been performing very well and has done everything asked of it. Towing with this vehicle is a dream by comparison to the 1HZ 80 however, I miss the robust feel of the 80. If it's very difficult terrain I'd feel more comfortable in the 80 that being said, the 100 is no slouch. If fact it's may drawback is the extra size. Still very happy with the decision.
So it was time for some maintenance, one item I had not addressed yet was to check the valve clearances on this 24 valve diesel.
Photo of the intake removed on the table:
Photo of the top of the engine with valve covers removed, a bit intimidating at first but with a Toyota factory manual and lots of reading on some aussie forums, it worked out:
I'm now set for another 10 000 Km's!
I had been waiting for this little gem to show up thanks to a group buy on LCOOL.org, any guesses as to what it is?