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Thread: 120 series prado rusty sunroof - lesson learned.

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    120 series prado rusty sunroof - lesson learned.

    I've had nearly three years of running an 06 Prado 120 series 4L V6 1GR-FE, apart from wear and tear issues, its been reasonably trouble free until now.

    Opened the sunroof in the warm weather, spotted some rust. Got home and thought a wee drop of rust converter would do the trick. Not a chance.
    The glass is bonded to the seal and fixed into a steel carrier, which runs on alloy rails. It seems that the design is susceptible to rust. A look on Pradopoint.com has found its common.
    In my case the steel carrier is coming apart like weetbix.

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    So now I'm looking at getting a replacement sunroof with carrier. As its common, there are unlikely to be any scrappies with one that is untouched.

    So if you're in the market for a 120 series - buy one without a sunroof. This option is more common now.

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    common in other jap import makes not just a toyota thing ..... mitsi isuzu nissan they are all prone to it

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    That's bad luck with the rust .. if you cannot find a replacement unit I put a detachable vinyl soft top on one of my 4x4s - worked a treat for shooting out of truck.

    What is average round town and open road fuel consumption for that petrol 6? The diesel prado I had for work was a very thirsty animal - don't think I ever saw better than 20mpg/14L per 100ks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mudgripz View Post
    That's bad luck with the rust .. if you cannot find a replacement unit I put a detachable vinyl soft top on one of my 4x4s - worked a treat for shooting out of truck.

    What is average round town and open road fuel consumption for that petrol 6? The diesel prado I had for work was a very thirsty animal - don't think I ever saw better than 20mpg/14L per 100ks.
    Who cares? There is a huge smile when you plant it. Just unfortunate that the VVT engine wakes up beyond the speed limit. Seriously 15L / 100km around town. 12L on open road - its a 5 speed auto, so if you are sensible with it then it goes ok. Get about 600kms out of a tank
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    I ran one of these in Aus for 3 years. Best vehicle I’ve ever driven in terms of off road / highway / towing combined. Great family touring wagon. Was a company car so had a fuel card but I’d own one privately in a flash if it was right for us.

    I have a fleet database with all the fuel consumption data for the 1GR and the 1KD Prados and Hiluxs. Mine ran at 15-16L/100km, 6 speed manual. Worst I ever saw was 25L/100km, towing the camper into a horror headwind across te Nullabor. Luckily it had the 180L tank...

    The petrols are cheaper to run now the diesel price has increased relative to petrol.

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    Sunroofs are gay.
    I got a panel made up and bonded into place.

    Probably wont cost too much if you just get it dry fitted then painted before bonding into place.
    You will need a proper panel guy though to put a crown into the panel etc.
    Use enough gun

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    My prado has the same issue. Had quotes ranging from $3.5k - $5k to replace. Apparently all the internal linings need to be removed and it comes out from the boot.......

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    Quote Originally Posted by nzfubz View Post
    My prado has the same issue. Had quotes ranging from $3.5k - $5k to replace. Apparently all the internal linings need to be removed and it comes out from the boot.......

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    Only if it wants to come out in one piece.....
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    Use enough gun

 

 

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