Rebuilding the Toyota 1HZ Motor – Cleaning Parts

This past weekend was spent de-greasing all the items we removed from the motor.

We had noticed there was a lot of play in the transfer case and upon inspection discovered that a piece had chipped off the upper transfer case housing.  New housing ordered.

Aisin Lockout Hubs

Aisin Lockout Hubs

On a positive note we also realized that the transfer case is a part time transfer case which was only available overseas. I had wrongly assumed (for 3+ years) that my Land Cruiser was AWD (All Wheel Drive) since the drive train is from a U.S. spec Land Cruiser.

Aisin Lockout hubs will be ordered next so we can save some gas mileage. Plus they will give Bio-Cruiser that “old school” look. :)

Chipped Transfer Case Housing

Chipped Transfer Case Housing

Large Chip out of Transfer Case Housing

Large Chip out of Transfer Case Housing

Wire Wheel made short work of surface rust

Wire Wheel made short work of surface rust

Cleaning parts

Cleaning parts