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Old 6th April 2009, 15:09   #46
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One more thing, don't go for Toyota motors if off-roading is something you want to use the jeep for in future. Ofcourse they are the smoothest, and most responsive motors of the lot, but the problem is, not only are they harder to shoe-horn to other gearboxes(since the stock toyota xfercase cannot be used due to their opposite side of output for the axles), but they relay on beltdriven camshafts. Now there's nothing wrong with that, just that they have been known to snap under mis-use, and offroading involves just those kind of things. And since these mayapuri Toyota's are taken off thai taxi's after they have completed their life, these motors therefore generally have high mileage, but still carry onfor quite some time. These motors are then observed for their codition, and the bad ones are taken apart to be used as a parts bin for other motors.
Throughout, maximum effort is pressed on utilizing as minimum new parts as possible. Infact this goes for all mayapuri motors. So be cafeful of what you wish for.
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