Banpei's new TA60 family cruiser
05-20-2021, 08:53 AM
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Banpei's new TA60 family cruiser
Those end link bushes go bad really soon. I'm usually an advocate for rubber over poly, but this is one of the places where it doesnt matter much what you use.
I expect toyota rubber to cost about 5€ a piece...

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05-20-2021, 10:07 AM (This post was last modified: 05-20-2021 10:09 AM by banpei.)
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Banpei's new TA60 family cruiser
Yes they are $4.69 a piece and I need 8 of them in total. I'll pay my local Toyota dealer a visit this week and they probably would be able to get them overnight.
The steering rods are unfortunately a full assembly and cost $75 a piece. The bushes look okay enough and I'll just skip those. Wink

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08-08-2021, 04:03 PM
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Perhaps you can source those balljoint covers from another car.
Bit of a waste to replace the complete part when its not needed.
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05-15-2022, 12:50 PM (This post was last modified: 05-15-2022 12:53 PM by banpei.)
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Banpei's new TA60 family cruiser
Fast forward almost another year. Last year I replaced both dust covers for the brake calipers and the right hand side turned out to be ill fitted. I already had great difficulty to fit the dust cover on the right hand side and it appears it's just one or two millimeter too large. It started to leak and I decided to get an official brake repair kit from Toyota as Toyota doesn't sell the dust cover separately.

My Toyota dealer charged 82 euros for a brake caliper repair kit and told me on the phone in September 2021 it contains a full set for a single caliper, including the dust cover, seal and both boots. That meant I had to pay 164 euros to repair both calipers properly. I obviously declined when the unofficial dust cover (including seal) only costs 8 euros. Banging head

So instead I got two sets from Japan via Megazip for 72 euros excluding taxes. Including taxes I paid a little over the 82 euros charged by the Toyota dealer. It got shipped from Japan, but the package ended up to be sent to Miami:
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Megazip admitted it was their fault and ordered two new sets and finally after waiting for more than two months they arrived in December:
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It turned out to be a brake caliper repair kit actually has boots, seals and dust covers for both calipers. Banging head

Due to all sorts of reasons I only got the time to replace the leaky one last Friday. Due to time constrains I didn't have the time to replace the boots yet, but I'll do that next time I'll work on the car. At least I have progress now and hopefully will pass MOT this month.


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