Sunday afternoon at the shop doing a bit of painting and expansion when we noticed a facebook message from our customer Troy. Having spent the day at double island on his way back his 200 Series loses power on the beach. A sure way to wreck a great day of sand and sun on what had been a summery spring day on the Sunshine Coast. As we were at the shop anyway we invited Troy to drop his 200 series off a little earlier than his Thursday booking. Thursday Troys 200 series Land Cruiser was booked in for rear Superior control arms.
Cause of 200 Series loses power on the beach
Initially, it felt like the drivers’ side turbo was the cause of the 200 Series losing the power on the beach. Quickly we found this not to be the case. The drivers side turbo all checked out just fine. Patrick investigating further discovered.
Recently the 200 series had some electrical upgrades installed at another location. The installer has drilled through the engine bay and straight into the electrical board seen in the image above that controls the turbo. Due to the fact it did not drill into any part of the board and just the cover Troy noticed no immediate issue. He was able to go on his way unaware of the looming problem. Once the 200 series hit the beach this changed due to the environment. The salt water has found its way into the component and interfered with the workings causing the 200 Series loses power on the beach.
Rear Superior Control arms
Mick from Superior explains why the Heavy Duty Control arms are so important. The following link is for a Gu Nissan Patrol however same applies for the 200 Series Land Cruiser.
With everything installed and a sneaky addition of a new light bar to the roof rack, Troy is back on the road and off to Sydney with his partner for the weekend.