2000 Toyota Landcruiser 4.2 Litre Factory Turbo Diesel

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Hi All I am looking at a 2000 Toyota Landcruiser 4.2 Litre Factory Turbo Diesel Wagon with 205000klm's. I will be using the vehicle to Tow a 29000kg (fully loaded) caravan. Just wanting to get opinions if this vehicle is suitable to tow that size Van.
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Reply By: TomH - Thursday, Oct 01, 2015 at 08:48

Thursday, Oct 01, 2015 at 08:48
Is it the 1 HD -FTE motor presumably it will be the 4spd if its an auto.

The later 5spd is a better box and gives better fuel figures because of the gearing.

That is the best motor Toyota made and are pretty bullet proof.
I sold mine (a 2005) at 154,000 but had never had to get it attended to or add any oil between changes (7,500Km)

It will tow that fine. Mine was the same weight and had no trouble going all day at 90kph in 4th gear. Got an average of 17.5L per 100km
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Reply By: Ron N - Thursday, Oct 01, 2015 at 10:30

Thursday, Oct 01, 2015 at 10:30
If you really want to tow a 29000kg van, you'd better start looking for a Mack prime mover! LOL
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Reply By: Life Member TourBoy, Bundaberg - Thursday, Oct 01, 2015 at 11:20

Thursday, Oct 01, 2015 at 11:20
The later 5 speed ones are the go and make sure it has been serviced well. Mine has only done 268000km but it uses no oil between services and with the egr blocked off and the air intake restrictions removed it will wheel spin on dry bitumen. Below is a pic of how clean the internals were at 267000km.
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Follow Up By: Ron N - Thursday, Oct 01, 2015 at 14:11

Thursday, Oct 01, 2015 at 14:11
Tourboy - You've been using some top quality oil there, and changing it frequently. That is very nice to see. Taking them for regular long runs helps clean out the sludge that builds up with short trips.

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Follow Up By: Life Member TourBoy, Bundaberg - Thursday, Oct 01, 2015 at 15:55

Thursday, Oct 01, 2015 at 15:55
I only use Castrol RX and change it every 5k. It also helps to have the egr blocked off so oily sludge doesn't enter the intake. You can see the remains of the sludge I cleaned out in the manifold when I blocked the egr off. The oil remains see thru clean on the dipstick for 2500km of running around town below operating temp, short trips. After that it gets a slight black tinge but is still see thru.
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Reply By: Member - Alastair D (NSW) - Friday, Oct 02, 2015 at 06:50

Friday, Oct 02, 2015 at 06:50
Try to get the later model with the 5 Spd box. Ours is 2004 and is great. I drove a 4 Spd and it was not as good. The engine is hard to fault if you care for it. Good oil, changed regularly and quality filters. Whatever you buy have all the fluids, inc transmission changed unless it can be proved they have been done. I flushed all the brake lines and even at 50k it was grotty.
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Reply By: Member - Sue & Joe L (QLD) - Saturday, Oct 03, 2015 at 06:33

Saturday, Oct 03, 2015 at 06:33
Hi Mick,
We own a 2001 model now done 452000 klm's and never had any problems we tow 3t fully loaded off road van I service every 5000ks have no oil leaks we sit on 95ks Just returned from the West and done 18000ks this year never misses a beat, do agree the 5 speed probably would be better my mate has the 2005 model gets slightly better fuel consumption we average between 17/20 litres per 100
but performance wise very similar.
You won,t be disappointed.a Great Tow vehicle.
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