gearboxes seem to be a weakspot, especially after prolonged high speed (relatively!) driving or towing. mine started to pack up on the way back from Africa on the run through france. It finally failed a few thousand miles later, although I cxould still drive using 4th only, setting off in low box then double declutching into high.
there used to be a guy called Grosvenor garage near reading that dismantled these but I don't have his number anymore. you may be able to locate him by other means (yellow pages or yell.com)
The other thing to look out for is the swivels. Unlike a landie the chrome balls aren't removable so if they are pitted (like mine) the oil pours out and there's not much you can do about it, except replace the whole axle, or change the bearings on a regular basis!
1990 Landcruiser H60. Full rebuild completed 2014
2012 Hilux, mountain top and bedrug with GG AT2s
Last edited by moggy 1968; 6 Mar 2010 at 16:46.