Which Landcruiser

Submitted: Friday, Jan 18, 2013 at 19:06
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I am looking at buying a new landcruiser ute. My question is what engine to get put in it.
The 4.5l V8 or the 4.2l straight six (aka the 1HZ). I have heard of the V8 burning oil, alternators failing and isn't the 1HZ better for dusty conditions.

Thank you
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Reply By: pop2jocem - Friday, Jan 18, 2013 at 20:13

Friday, Jan 18, 2013 at 20:13

Not sure about the problems you have mentioned but AFAIK if you are in Australia you haven't much choice as far as engines go in the new Landcruiser utes. 4.5lt V8 diesel seems to be the go regardless of whether you get a double or single cab.
I have heard of some mining companies importing the old 1HZ powered utes from overseas but not for road licencing.

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Follow Up By: Scoop - Friday, Jan 18, 2013 at 20:48

Friday, Jan 18, 2013 at 20:48
I seen on carsales a single cab landcruiser that had done 4km that had the 1hz, it was listed as a v8 so doing a 6 cycl. search won't bring it up and located in the Brisbane area. They almost look identical to the v8 except they do not have a bonnet scoop and they have a tub instead of a tray. The price was $66 000. They look like the ones available in South Africa. The 70 series wagons in South Africa still have the 1hz and fuel economy is rated at 11.6l/100km which is better then the Australian version that is 11.9l/100km therefore you would expect the ute to get better economy then the aus version
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Follow Up By: Rockape - Friday, Jan 18, 2013 at 20:55

Friday, Jan 18, 2013 at 20:55
You can buy the 1hz but you won't be able to register it because it doesn't comply with the new emission standards.
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Follow Up By: garrycol - Friday, Jan 18, 2013 at 20:57

Friday, Jan 18, 2013 at 20:57
As Rockape says - that vehicle will not be registrable in Aus. Aimed at private use on private property only.
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Reply By: pop2jocem - Friday, Jan 18, 2013 at 21:42

Friday, Jan 18, 2013 at 21:42
Just having a bit of a re-think about this. It looks like most of us are of the opinion that you may struggle to road rego a new one but I wonder how you would go if it was brought in with low k's and regoed as a second hand vehicle.

Just a thought, all sorts of older non complying ADR vehicles are brought in and registered.

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Follow Up By: Lyn W3 - Friday, Jan 18, 2013 at 22:21

Friday, Jan 18, 2013 at 22:21

I recall that it has to be pre 1989 for exemption from ADR Certification otherwise it must be bought up to ADR Standards
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Follow Up By: Ozhumvee - Saturday, Jan 19, 2013 at 00:07

Saturday, Jan 19, 2013 at 00:07
That is correct, even a pre 89 will have to meet ADR standards for its production date which usually means new seatbelts, mods to lights etc etc to meet the ADR requirements for its type of vehicle at its production date.
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Reply By: Member - Bluey C - Saturday, Jan 19, 2013 at 07:14

Saturday, Jan 19, 2013 at 07:14
Hi Scoop

In June 1012 I purchased a 4.5 TD GXL. From new I did a few local trips and then at around the 5000 km I drove from Sydney to Birdsville, across the Simpson, out to Uluru and then home down the Oodnadatta track. By the time I got to Toyota for the first service it was at 13,000 kms and while the oil had dropped down the dipstick it was within the ok range and had required no oil though I was watching it. Time will tell what happens as the car gets older but I understand Toyota has made some changes to the engines post 2009.

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Reply By: Ozrover - Saturday, Jan 19, 2013 at 08:54

Saturday, Jan 19, 2013 at 08:54
We've had the 2009 tdV8 4.5 GXL ute for about 2 1/2 years now & have had very few problems with it apart from "normal" ware & tear, we do service it at 5000 km intervals as it gets an absolute flogging, it gets used for supply runs, towing heavy trailers as well as Simpson Desert recoveries.

95% of it time is spent on some pretty average dirt roads.

It is a "Truck" as opposed to the other car like utes out there, but I'm so impressed with it I just opdered a New GXL Dual cab for my personal vehicle!

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