theres a hole in my bucket! (ish)
The better halfs spider has been losing coolent for a while. I couldn't find it at first but it has turned out to be the longditudinal coolent manifold, (which runs across the front of the block above the exhaust manifold and has pipes attached to it) which is literally coming apart at the seams and leaking increasingly rapidly.
I have a couple of questions if someone would be so kind to give me some advice.
1) Is the manifold the same between the 2.0 JTS motor (what we've got) and the previous 1970cc TS? (more likely to be in a breakers)
2) Can someone confirm that the change can be done without disturbing any of the gubbins on the drivers side of the block (timing gear and aux belts)
3) Do they all do that or are we specially blessed?
- i've looked at it and decided that its a piece of the proverbial to change: move a few covers for access, undo & remove pipes, empty shoes of coolent, unbolt plastic manifold and remove....?
Is it that easy?
Mines a Hilux. 170K, barely run in and NEVER broken down. Once you go jap you never go back!