4.2 l TD landcruiser.

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Hi guys anybody towing with a 2004 TD landcruiser ? Our van in travel mode is 2.8 tonne give or take a bit. cheers warren
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Reply By: TomH - Saturday, Sep 19, 2015 at 21:59

Saturday, Sep 19, 2015 at 21:59
Used to What did you want to know My van was 2900 and I always towed in 4th at 90kph 2300RPM and it went beautifully all the way around the block. Did about 51000km at an av of 17.5L per 100km
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Reply By: 19738662 - Saturday, Sep 19, 2015 at 22:02

Saturday, Sep 19, 2015 at 22:02
Not towing with one at the moment & I think they are a great car,however, 151KW & 430Nm from memory. The tare weight is 2650KG. They still command big money. A great car in 2004 but I would seriously look at something else with more KW & NM of torque but each to his own.
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Follow Up By: mountainman - Monday, Sep 21, 2015 at 20:45

Monday, Sep 21, 2015 at 20:45
Are you kidding me ?
These motors are bullet proof
built to tow all day.
a simple chip will be more than enough.
not everything is about power, you want the reliability! !!
They are a superb vehicle, and towing heavy loads all over australia..
As well as into some remote locations
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Follow Up By: Legendts - Tuesday, Sep 22, 2015 at 21:52

Tuesday, Sep 22, 2015 at 21:52
Got to agree. Our previous 2004 Sahara towed our 3.3t Evernew no problems and would tow all day and night in 4th no matter what the weather. Only mod we did was suspension due to heavy ball weight (340kg) which I prefer.
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Reply By: Member - Alastair D (NSW) - Sunday, Sep 20, 2015 at 07:08

Sunday, Sep 20, 2015 at 07:08
we often tow a heavy tandem trailer with a 2004 auto TD. It does it really well. I put it in 4 if the auto starts changing to any extent or if we are in anything but flat country. I keep the speed down to 90 on the hwy but often find I have snuck up to 100 as it does it easily. My fuel consumption obviously varies with conditions but without the tow I get 11-15 l/100k , with it is more like 15. The fuel usage rises quickly if I push as to be expected.

The modern small sophisticated diesel engines certainly deliver power & tq with excellent economy and I have happily owned a couple in medium sized cars. I may be old fashioned but for towing and 4wd heavy going I like the older larger, less stressed diesels.

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Follow Up By: Member - MARIC - Sunday, Sep 20, 2015 at 08:44

Sunday, Sep 20, 2015 at 08:44
I agree, haven,t heard of any smaller cars with o er 300,000k,s on the clock still pulling well.
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Follow Up By: Member - Alastair D (NSW) - Sunday, Sep 20, 2015 at 14:24

Sunday, Sep 20, 2015 at 14:24
we also have a 1994 troopy with nearly 400kkm on it and still going strong . We have done several remote area trips including a 9month journey through sth korea, Russia, central asia and back from the uk.

the beauty of it is no electronics in the engine and happily runs on any old diesel. Not as speedy as the modern engines but it always gets there (so far). the new common rail jobbies would have expired on some of the low grade diesel we used.

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