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    What did you do on your 70 series today?

    Took the BJ73 on a leisure trip. Found a nice spot at a water mill from 1885 Also explored a former military depot. Those old bunkers would make perfect workshops, but are now dedicated to bats as a nature conservation project.
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    Brake fluid reservoir leaking

    Thank you for digging into it. The thread you linked at least confirms this is the sealing O ring. I spoke to my local Toyota dealer: They confirmed this item is discontinued and unavailable. I need to check back with them on Monday to speak to experts. Maybe we can make a plan. The same MC &...
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    Brake fluid reservoir leaking

    Hi Mhm. Maybe. Two Cons on it: 1. 100€ (compared to maybe 1.50 if I only need an O ring) and 2. Swapping brake components is illegal in Germany. You need an assessment and approval by the vehicle inspection authorities. Barely possible to get. But thanks.
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    What did you do on your 70 series today?

    What system are you using for chip protection?
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    Brake fluid reservoir leaking

    Hi need some advice, please. My breakfluid reservoir started leaking where the stud joins the master cylinder. Obviously I rocked it too much in my effort to clamp a pressure- bleeding device to the lid. - Anyone an idea how to disassemble this and how to seal it? Neither workshop manual nor...
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    What did you do on your 70 series today?

    Thanks, FJBen. I also just wonder whether it's a good idea to pull the back door-tops. I had a closer look and I m not sure the seals would undo and go back on easily. Summer in Germany also isn't all dry, too. I actually dream of a softtop, but my ministry of treasures says No right now. Maybe...
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    What did you do on your 70 series today?

    Seriously. That worse? I have my BJ73 for a year know and plan to take off the hardtop for the first time this summer season. A) to have it more handy to replace window seals and roof trim B) FOR THE FUN as 4x4 opportunities are scarce here in Germany I need to get a different fun factor out of...
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    What did you do on your 70 series today?

    Completed on rebuilding the brakes: Calipers taken apart, cleaned and rebuild with new seals and boots. Rear brakes new shoes, wheel cylinders and drums. All 6 hoses replaced. LSPV cleaned and adjusted. I also learned something: When taking the LSPV out, or when replacing the one hose, which is...
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    What did you do on your 70 series today?

    Congratulations on that anniversary! Great pics. I have been looking at your posts earlier. A bit jealous as you are not only driving a great rig, but also can do this in an obviously great area, and you are lucky your rig is sturdy and could cover 27kkm. Please keep on posting nice pics for us...
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    What did you do on your 70 series today?

    Rebuild both front brake calipers and replaced the brake hoses. WiIl also put new brake fluid, of course. This job was well overdue. The PO just sprayed the calipers to make them look nice. Brake fluid hadn't been changed for a long time. The boots on the left where ok though, but the ones on...
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    70 steering maintenance

    Hi. Welcome. Not sure wether your steering shaft is similar to mine. Mine is a single piece. Male and female thread are at the ends, with the slit and the clamps on. That is what I refer to: Prone to rust, thus take apart, treat with rust protection (wax or grease, threads and entire tube) and...
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    70 steering maintenance

    On my BJ73 there are greasing nipples on some of the joints. Give it a few pumps with the grease gun until etc squeezes out from the boot. The actually tie rod ends are sealed. As long the boot is intact, those just need a regular check for wear. Important: Jack up the wheels from the ground to...
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    What did you do on your 70 series today?

    A sunny day since quite a while. Took BJ for a round trip to some local castles and monasteries near Cologne. Northrhine Westphalia is one of the densest populatedf federal states in Germany. Every gathering of more than 3 trees is apparently protected as a nature reserve. No offroading at all...
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    What did you do on your 70 series today?

    We call it "Pommestheke" in Germany. Literally translates like "French fries counter"
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    Help me Pick a Grease! - Wheel and Knuckle Bearings

    Hi all I'm due for the knuckle job on my BJ73. Can anybody please advice on the amount of grease needed per knuckle / side? Thank you. Best regards Ralf
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