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Re: 200 Series diesel has cacked its dacks
« Reply #225 on: September 16, 2020, 06:42:54 AM »
Bad luck JD, did you tow much with the Prado and towing when it detonated?
Always worries me when I hear of this happening.
We had a similar experience with our CX 5 diesel but fortunately Mazda came to the party even though it was 3 years  and 60000km over or out of warranty, fitting a new complete engine with new everything turbos , injectors etc.

yeah we were towing about 2T when it happened. Is  diesel, had about 220k on the clock. its an 08 model, so no chance of Toyota paying for it unfortunatley as this was only just last year. It hurt at the time, was pretty stressfull  end to a bloody terrific trip away.  Im just happy that it happened on the way home, on the highway and in cell phone reception. Could of been a whole lot painfull.

side note: I thought I had the top cover of RACQ being Ultimate. apparently theres a higher cover called platinum and this is the cover that also gets your van home. I ended up having pay to get the van sent home. seperate to the prado
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Re: 200 Series diesel has cacked its dacks
« Reply #226 on: September 16, 2020, 07:02:58 AM »
Got it back today

Yay! ;D

Good to hear, Keith :cup:

Fingers crossed for your trip home ;D
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Re: 200 Series diesel has cacked its dacks
« Reply #227 on: September 16, 2020, 07:22:35 AM »
Excellent, great to hear!!   :D :D
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Re: 200 Series diesel has cacked its dacks
« Reply #228 on: September 16, 2020, 08:51:35 AM »
yeah we were towing about 2T when it happened. Is  diesel, had about 220k on the clock. its an 08 model, so no chance of Toyota paying for it unfortunatley as this was only just last year. It hurt at the time, was pretty stressfull  end to a bloody terrific trip away.  Im just happy that it happened on the way home, on the highway and in cell phone reception. Could of been a whole lot painfull.

side note: I thought I had the top cover of RACQ being Ultimate. apparently theres a higher cover called platinum and this is the cover that also gets your van home. I ended up having pay to get the van sent home. seperate to the prado


Thats interesting, I have Ultimate cover and just logged into my account and copy and pasted the info below. Might check into this a bit further.
I checked on my account and there isn't an option for Platinum Roadside assist, Ultimate is the highest option.



RACQ Ultimate is perfect for Queenslanders who love getting out on the open road.
If you rely on your car to travel those extra distances each day or you’re often away on a holiday road trip or weekend adventures, the last thing you want is a car breakdown. Our highest level of roadside cover gives you up to $7,000 a year in benefits and travel entitlements, including towing up to 200km. RACQ Ultimate covers you in any eligible car plus you can nominate a car that is covered no matter who is driving. And if you travel with a caravan or trailer it’s covered as part of your policy~.

RACQ Ultimate is the only roadside cover that offers you the option to have your caravan or trailer returned to a location of your choice in the event it cannot be mobilised.
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Re: 200 Series diesel has cacked its dacks
« Reply #229 on: September 16, 2020, 11:28:15 AM »

Thats interesting, I have Ultimate cover and just logged into my account and copy and pasted the info below. Might check into this a bit further.
I checked on my account and there isn't an option for Platinum Roadside assist, Ultimate is the highest option.



RACQ Ultimate is perfect for Queenslanders who love getting out on the open road.
If you rely on your car to travel those extra distances each day or you’re often away on a holiday road trip or weekend adventures, the last thing you want is a car breakdown. Our highest level of roadside cover gives you up to $7,000 a year in benefits and travel entitlements, including towing up to 200km. RACQ Ultimate covers you in any eligible car plus you can nominate a car that is covered no matter who is driving. And if you travel with a caravan or trailer it’s covered as part of your policy~.

RACQ Ultimate is the only roadside cover that offers you the option to have your caravan or trailer returned to a location of your choice in the event it cannot be mobilised.
google doesnt show platinum either.
https://www.racq.com.au/roadside-assistance/compare-roadside-options


https://www.racq.com.au/roadside-assistance/how-it-works/terms-and-conditions
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Re: 200 Series diesel has cacked its dacks
« Reply #230 on: September 16, 2020, 11:37:29 AM »
No, nothing on their site now, but I'm certain that I looked there only in this last week or so & also saw Platinum listed, because at the time I thought "Whatda - you mean my Ultimate isn't good enough any more" ??? :'(
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Re: 200 Series diesel has cacked its dacks
« Reply #231 on: September 16, 2020, 03:47:11 PM »

Thats interesting, I have Ultimate cover and just logged into my account and copy and pasted the info below. Might check into this a bit further.
I checked on my account and there isn't an option for Platinum Roadside assist, Ultimate is the highest option.



RACQ Ultimate is perfect for Queenslanders who love getting out on the open road.
If you rely on your car to travel those extra distances each day or you’re often away on a holiday road trip or weekend adventures, the last thing you want is a car breakdown. Our highest level of roadside cover gives you up to $7,000 a year in benefits and travel entitlements, including towing up to 200km. RACQ Ultimate covers you in any eligible car plus you can nominate a car that is covered no matter who is driving. And if you travel with a caravan or trailer it’s covered as part of your policy~.

RACQ Ultimate is the only roadside cover that offers you the option to have your caravan or trailer returned to a location of your choice in the event it cannot be mobilised.

ahh, this is my bad, i had ultra, but needed ultimate. again, ultra seems pretty top level for me :)

disregard all platinum comments  ;D
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Re: 200 Series diesel has cacked its dacks
« Reply #232 on: September 16, 2020, 04:00:25 PM »
ahh, this is my bad, i had ultra, but needed ultimate. again, ultra seems pretty top level for me :)

disregard all platinum comments  ;D
All good, thought I was missing something, though those that know me will tell you this anyway.  :laugh:
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Re: 200 Series diesel has cacked its dacks
« Reply #233 on: September 16, 2020, 05:04:43 PM »
All good, thought I was missing something, though those that know me will tell you this anyway.  :laugh:
They chop and change often enough it you were both right at 9am yesterday and 9am today :D
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Re: 200 Series diesel has cacked its dacks
« Reply #234 on: September 17, 2020, 06:05:17 AM »
RACQ Ultimate is the only roadside cover that offers you the option to have your caravan or trailer returned to a location of your choice in the event it cannot be mobilised.
Might want to find out what the conditions are. To me the word mobilised means the caravan can't be towed i.e broken axle etc.
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Re: 200 Series diesel has cacked its dacks
« Reply #235 on: September 17, 2020, 08:04:58 AM »
Might want to find out what the conditions are. To me the word mobilised means the caravan can't be towed i.e broken axle etc.
I have RACQ Ultimate.....absolutely great service....2 years ago had a problem with my Pajero about 7 hrs away from home.
They sent a large flat bed truck out, pulled the car and camper (as one) up onto the tray, and took us all the way home. Then next day, sent out a smaller flatbed and took the car down to my mechanic.
Stayed in contact the whole time, and cost me nothing.

So they cover your tow vehicle, AND what you are towing, in the event that it is immobilised.
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Re: 200 Series diesel has cacked its dacks
« Reply #236 on: September 17, 2020, 08:10:56 AM »
Might want to find out what the conditions are. To me the word mobilised means the caravan can't be towed i.e broken axle etc.

My mate had a bearing fail and eat the end off his camper trailer swingarm axle over the NT border in Marla, S.A. such that the wheel almost fell off when he pulled over.

RACQ organised to get it home (Brisbane) and he got accomodation allowances etc to continue his trip with the family. Apparently a $12-15k job all up.

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Re: 200 Series diesel has cacked its dacks
« Reply #237 on: September 18, 2020, 09:46:22 AM »
Got it back today and took it for a return run from Orange to Lithgow (226km) without the van. Stuck to the speed limits in S6 mostly on cruise control. No issues at all with the engine. No error codes or anything like that.
Will try the same tomorrow with the van in tow in S4 and S5 before I take it back for final inspection. Did 12.3L/100km for the return trip, which is good for a vehicle with all the crap that mine has on it.
The aircon buttons have all gone haywire, so I will get them to see what their fancy code reader says.
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Re: 200 Series diesel has cacked its dacks
« Reply #238 on: September 18, 2020, 09:56:41 AM »
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Re: 200 Series diesel has cacked its dacks
« Reply #239 on: September 18, 2020, 12:37:35 PM »
I took it for a second run Orange-Lithgow-Orange on Wednesday with the caravan on the back, same as before, in S4 sticking to the speed limits on cruise control. It went well and did 20.6 l/100 for the return trip. Took it back for inspection yesterday morning and all it needed was a coolant top up.
Came home yesterday afternoon and did 16.4 l/100km from Orange to the inner west of Sydney with the caravan in tow, again in S4 and S3 all the way.
Looking good so far.
I asked them to fit a Provent catch can, but, with a compressor and a third battery under the bonnet, there is no room to fit one. Does anyone have any ideas on that?
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Re: 200 Series diesel has cacked its dacks
« Reply #240 on: September 18, 2020, 01:35:44 PM »
Do you have room beside the brake master cyl ..  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=prbP-qJwsDs        Failing that  Might have to set it up remotely lower down  with a sensor activated oil scavenger return pump . Wont be cheap though ..
Is there a way to mount the catch can high enough above the engine up under the dash and run a return line, using through bulkhead fittings ..
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Re: 200 Series diesel has cacked its dacks
« Reply #241 on: September 18, 2020, 02:05:43 PM »

I asked them to fit a Provent catch can, but, with a compressor and a third battery under the bonnet, there is no room to fit one. Does anyone have any ideas on that?
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Re: 200 Series diesel has cacked its dacks
« Reply #242 on: September 18, 2020, 07:18:13 PM »
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Re: 200 Series diesel has cacked its dacks
« Reply #243 on: September 18, 2020, 08:32:59 PM »
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How do you drain them?
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Re: 200 Series diesel has cacked its dacks
« Reply #244 on: September 18, 2020, 08:44:18 PM »
Different car, and I don't know how it would go for you, but I use one of these on my TD42T Patrol.

http://www.sydneyfilters.com.au/provent-200-non-return-check-valve/

It's been there for years, and I've never had to do anything.
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Re: 200 Series diesel has cacked its dacks
« Reply #245 on: September 18, 2020, 08:46:47 PM »
From  provents explanation they drain bak into the sump ..https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7kvfjvq6lCQ 
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Re: 200 Series diesel has cacked its dacks
« Reply #246 on: September 18, 2020, 08:53:33 PM »
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How do you drain them?
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Most or all of them have a drain outlet at the bottom. Run a hose off this with a on/off valve and run it under the 4wd and dump it every oil change.
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« Reply #247 on: Yesterday at 07:28:09 AM »
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How do you drain them?
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The drain in mine is tucked up in the wing of the bullbar. Every 5000k i move the plastic internal liner of the inner guard out of the way and pull out the drain hose. It almost reaches the ground when extended. On the end i have a water ball valve which I zip tie locked and I drain it into a coke bottle or similar. After draining new zippy and tuck it up out of the way for next time.

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