4Runner GX, circa 1994. The body is a: KZN130 Series
[ RM158E ]and the engine
is a 1KZ-T, 3.0L OHC Turbo Diesel, and the engine
repair manual [ RM353E ]
says it was also originally spec. for a Land Cruiser KZJ70,
73 & 77 Series. A problem was finding the correct Toyota
manuals for this vehicle and the number and expense of them.
Electric manuals: [ EWD115F, EWD140F,
EWD194F ] were all required to cover all revisions.
you can see there isn't an awful lot of difference in
considering nearly ten years R & D time.
I've had a lot of trouble finding out details for this vehicle
as there aren't a great many about in the UK (Parkers
spec or Difflock.com)
But the 4Runner is alive and well in the US, Kenya and in
Australia and although the other versions are a bit different
(Hilux Surf) I do have some valuable facts and figures (US
spec). My main concern was Gross Vehicle Weight and
Kerb Weights, ie: how much stuff could I carry!
the VIN plate on the bulkhead I see I have a GVM of 2510
kg and a towing weight of 2200kg but there is no kerb weight
mentioned. Toyota (UK) say UK spec vehicles had a NVM of
1900 kg thereby giving me a payload of 610 kg. Not a lot!
But by judicious stripping out of the vehicles interior,
seats etc I hope to gain some slack (which,
no doubt, I'll lose again with items like bullbars etc!).
When we drove from Bulawayo to Nairobi we stopped at a
weigh station to check our vehicle's weight. It topped
out at 2900kg! This included two adults, a child, all
our kit and all my wife's shoes. With the HD suspension
the vehicle accomdated this large, 1000 kg, payload but
I think that it may contributed to the early failure of
my front OME shocks.