- Cracked cylinder head
- Suspension needed replacing (too soft)
- Broken sunroof cables
- Cylinder head gasket needed re-tensioning after 100,000km
- Difficult to get a good wheel balance.
Being a Grey Import, the cylinder head problems with both the 2.4TD (2LTE) and 3.0TD (1KZTE) engines is the only factor that can dull the experience of owning a Hilux Surf.
It seems the capacity of the cooling system/fan is sufficient for Australian conditions ONLY if in top notch condition. If the engine has been badly maintained in Japan (as many of them seem to have been) then most problems will occur within the first couple of months of ownership in Australia.
The Surf is GOOD value for money. I highly reccomend it.