2000 model 100 series 4.2 ltr Diesel Landcruiser

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Hi I am looking at a 2000 model 100 series 4.2 ltr Diesel Landcruiser. I have a 3t van and the vehicle is rated at 3.5t. It is non Turbo It will be used just for towing no other use. Is this vehicle ok for towing????
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Reply By: PhilD - Sunday, Apr 12, 2015 at 23:38

Sunday, Apr 12, 2015 at 23:38
I presume it is a 1HZ motor for that year and non turbo. I guess it is manual, but regardless it will be a slug, particularly with 3 tonne on the back. I have a 2000 year automatic 1HZ with turbo and inter cooler aftermarket. It is still slow towing around 1.7 tonnes, but a lot better than if it is standard. I don't mind as it is live axle and I normally cruise at 95. I just slow down going up long hills and drive accordingly.
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Reply By: patsproule - Monday, Apr 13, 2015 at 06:01

Monday, Apr 13, 2015 at 06:01
3 tonne behind a 1HZ cruiser with no after-market turbo. No way.
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Reply By: Been-Everywhereman - Monday, Apr 13, 2015 at 06:46

Monday, Apr 13, 2015 at 06:46
Hi.

With the combination in question you will struggle on hills and head winds. You will never ever know what it is like to overtake a "slow" road train or even a normal "slow" semi trailer. Fuel usage will be quite high (on average 20litres per 100kms). You will be a moving traffic obstruction at all times. You will be towing in 4th gear and the motor will be revving high at all times. If you have other car choices which include factory turbos I would rethink. I offer you this information from personal experience.
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Reply By: Whirlwinder - Monday, Apr 13, 2015 at 07:57

Monday, Apr 13, 2015 at 07:57
My neighbour has a 100 series factory turbo with a heap of money spent on suspension upgrade for the ball weight of 350kfgs for a 3.5 tonne Bushtracker and is now having a DP chip fitted as it is slow on hills.
I have an 80 series with after market turbo and our 1.4 tonne Kimberely is enough weight on a decent hill.
What you are wanting to do is just plain crazy!
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Follow Up By: Bob Y. - Qld - Monday, Apr 13, 2015 at 08:42

Monday, Apr 13, 2015 at 08:42
Tell him he's dreaming, Whirlwinder!

If he wants to be Superman, and leap buildings........err, sorry, hills in a single bound, tell him to buy a Silverado, or Dodge Ram.

It's a fact of life that heavy vehicles go slow up hills. :-)

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Reply By: Member - mark D18 - Monday, Apr 13, 2015 at 08:35

Monday, Apr 13, 2015 at 08:35
879
Don't listen to the negative stuff. The 100 series is a top vehicle and the
The 4.2 litre Diesel is a bullet proof motor , yes it will be a bit slow and a bit thirstier but what is the hurry any how you will still get better fuel consumption than some of the olds fats doing 110km with a 3 ton van with minimal towing experience that regularly pass my old 4.2 Troopie sitting on 90km
Punters spend thousands of dollars on go fast stuff that will gets them to there destination 15 minutes earlier.
On my last big trip I camped with an old fella with a stock standard diesel 60 series, he been traveling OZ for 4 years , as he said I am in no hurry.
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Reply By: Bob Y. - Qld - Monday, Apr 13, 2015 at 08:59

Monday, Apr 13, 2015 at 08:59
879,

I've towed some heavy weights with 1HZ powered vehicles, and as long as you're patient, they'll do the job.

However, in extremely hilly country, they have to work hard, and you'll spend a lot of time being overtaken, and perhaps cursed even more so. :-)

The one thing that would worry me, is the lack of overtaking ability. If you ever decide to pull on a slower vehicle, you would need to make sure you have plenty of room........you're going to be out in no-man's land for a looooong time!

Sat behind a 100 series and 'van, between Longreach & Winton once. He pulled on a triple road train and I thought he must have been a tyre check for the driver? He would have out there for over a minute.......risky activity!!!

The factory turbos are more suited to towing, and they are a "nicer" drive in general, but especially so in hilly or undulating country. I've had 2 80 series turbos, and still have a 79 series factory turbo.......good gear.

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Reply By: MEMBER - Darian, SA - Monday, Apr 13, 2015 at 09:01

Monday, Apr 13, 2015 at 09:01
I think you'd be mightily disappointed.....I had an 05 factory turbo model and used it a lot for towing our full height van (2800kg all up) and those 151kw would be my bottom limit.....more would have been very handy at times, just in practical driving terms (even though I was never in a hurry to get anywhere). Once we got into decent hills, we'd often have a convoy on busy roads and a bonus opportunity to study the surrounding countryside :-).
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Follow Up By: MEMBER - Darian, SA - Monday, Apr 13, 2015 at 09:05

Monday, Apr 13, 2015 at 09:05
Ah yes - reminded by Bob's comment above on overtaking (or the risky intention to do so :-)......sage advice.
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Reply By: TomH - Monday, Apr 13, 2015 at 09:07

Monday, Apr 13, 2015 at 09:07
But the later model with the 1HD-FTE motor and 5sp auto in it.

We could maintain 90kph no trouble with nearly 3T on the back.

Yes you slowed down on hills but so does everyone.

We averaged 17L per 100km towing ALWAYS IN 4TH
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Follow Up By: TomH - Monday, Apr 13, 2015 at 09:07

Monday, Apr 13, 2015 at 09:07
Woops Typo BUY the...............
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Reply By: get outmore - Monday, Apr 13, 2015 at 09:39

Monday, Apr 13, 2015 at 09:39
dont worry about how slow it is thats the least of your worries
the geaarbox in those things will definitly not take towing - they struggle without
my 2001 troopy is on its second gearbox rebuild, at work there would be at least a dozen of those made of plastic gearboxes piled up and the gearbox weakness is very well known
good vehicle - crap gearbox
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Reply By: Bigfish - Monday, Apr 13, 2015 at 11:34

Monday, Apr 13, 2015 at 11:34
Wastin your time. You will be a slow havy vehicle that will be cursed by all and subdry for holding up traffic. You will be disappointed with ride and you will not enjoy the experience..
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Reply By: Youngish traveller - Monday, Apr 13, 2015 at 19:26

Monday, Apr 13, 2015 at 19:26
Thanks Everyone I will pass on the 2000Model. I am now looking at a Landcruiser with Factory turbo diesel 1HDfte 4.2ltr Automatic 2004 model
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Follow Up By: wholehog - Monday, Apr 13, 2015 at 20:49

Monday, Apr 13, 2015 at 20:49
Is it the 4 speed or 5 speed automatic. You need to further reference and investigate your choosing,. Dealer or private.
The age of that vehicle, there is gunna be some junk out there, be careful, learned and have the resources to check properly.
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