Tag Archives: bearings

Braindamaged design Jaguar XK8 oil / temperature fail

A friend of mine has an XK8 that’s just started making abominable noises from its engine’s nether regions and I’ve said that I’ll take a look at it for him. It turns out that XK8s dropping oil pressure which causes them to chew up their big-end and main bearings is actually a common problem – […]

Other front disc changed

Both discs are now changed and this time everything came apart much easier. Also the caliper this side looks to be in much better condition, but both of them will be reconditioned anyway: I don’t like taking chances with brakes. The cause of the slight play in the bearing also became quite clear when I […]

Front brake inspection

I’d had a quick look at the front brakes a couple of weeks back, but as the weather’s so nice I decided to take a proper look. Turns out the front discs are not quite the shape that Toyota intended and a bit too thin for my liking, so a new set of discs was […]

Big-end bearing change

OK – first up a warning: If you own an 80-series Land Cruiser with a 12-valve 1HD-T diesel and you don’t know when the bearings were last changed, do them now. Seriously – right now. Go. RUN! I’d been mooching around on the Toyota Landcruiser Owners’ Club UK forums for a few months before I […]