Upgraded V8 79 series

Submitted: Sunday, Sep 24, 2017 at 17:20
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I have noticed the local Toyota dealership has had two 2017 upgrade 79 series sitting in there sales yard for a month or so now .
I brought the last of the old series 4 /16 as to avoid the PDF filter ( personal choice ) . Has anyone else noticed the upgrade model not selling as well as the last series .

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Reply By: Member - Bigfish - Sunday, Sep 24, 2017 at 18:20

Sunday, Sep 24, 2017 at 18:20
Dont know about the v8 series but after seeing the issues a few mates have had with the dpf on their Pajeros there is no way I would ever buy a vehicle with one. Google PDF and heaps of bad experiences show up. Product Deemed Faulty!!
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Follow Up By: Member - Phil G (SA) - Monday, Sep 25, 2017 at 21:36

Monday, Sep 25, 2017 at 21:36
Pajero DPF problems were from 10 years ago weren't they?
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Reply By: rumpig - Sunday, Sep 24, 2017 at 18:59

Sunday, Sep 24, 2017 at 18:59
Guess demand depends where you live...recently read on LCOOL forum of the high price and long wait times some WA people are dealing with. One poster paid $10K more for his dual cab then i paid for mine 2 years ago, something along the lines of because it was something like March next year wait time for him if he didn't purchase that particular cancelled order of someone else's. I suggested he should maybe fly to Eastern Australia to purchase one instead.
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Reply By: Member - Boobook - Monday, Sep 25, 2017 at 12:23

Monday, Sep 25, 2017 at 12:23
I read somewhere that the waiting list got longer with the new better gearing. When did that change?
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Follow Up By: Member - mark D18 - Monday, Sep 25, 2017 at 12:53

Monday, Sep 25, 2017 at 12:53
Boobook

Changed mid 2016 along with extra safety
Specs stronger chassis better seats and so on . probably the only down point is the dpf and about 5 grand more expensive .

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Follow Up By: Member - Boobook - Monday, Sep 25, 2017 at 14:13

Monday, Sep 25, 2017 at 14:13
I got a DPF 200 and can't see any real downside. I was worried about the potential to start fires but that doesn't seem to be a problem if you keep under 60 when a DPF burn is necessary.

My DPF 200 gets better economy and more power than the old non DPF one.

I think its a bit of a non issue.
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Follow Up By: Member - mark D18 - Monday, Sep 25, 2017 at 14:23

Monday, Sep 25, 2017 at 14:23
Boobook

Yep it probably is not a problem , I was just wondering if some potential buyers were a bit wary of the dpf .
The landcruisers in this particular yard don't normally hang around long .

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Follow Up By: Member - Boobook - Monday, Sep 25, 2017 at 14:30

Monday, Sep 25, 2017 at 14:30
You never know. If I get a big $5000 bill from Toyota for the DPF replacement in 3 - 4 years then I'll be bitchin....
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Follow Up By: 76lifted - Monday, Sep 25, 2017 at 15:01

Monday, Sep 25, 2017 at 15:01
as far as wa goes if it is silver ,white or charcoal it sells unbelievably fast and especially as we approach summer when shopping around for my 76 we were waiting for the right price and car, we found about 3 so we went around that saturday to check them out. 2 sold that day and 1 sold about 15 mins before we could put a deposit on it in Monday should you have a blue one a maroon one or a gold one it will sit for a month or two as i noticed at our local dealer where there is a gold one sitting whilst all the other are shifting very fast.

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Follow Up By: 76lifted - Monday, Sep 25, 2017 at 15:08

Monday, Sep 25, 2017 at 15:08
as far a WA sales go if it is white,silver or charcoal it will sell and sell fast and if you are looking at a GXL coming up to summer you better jump on the best one you find coz it aint gonna last long.

as far as the dpf goes probably 60 percent of landcruisers have had their cat deleted woth a new exhaust probably even more if im honest my uncle owns an exhuast shop and very rarely the owner wants to replace the cat and deleting the DPF doesnt cost heaps more so i dont think that it is a big factor at least in wa anyway

Cheers Jet
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Follow Up By: Bob Y. - Qld - Tuesday, Sep 26, 2017 at 08:21

Tuesday, Sep 26, 2017 at 08:21
Boobook,

The new gearbox, think it is an H152?, has a higher 2nd gear & 5th gear. Don't know how much better 2nd gear is but 5th sits about 2100 rpm @ 110 kph. The big plus seems to be improved economy on the highway, with reports of 2.5-3L/100 less fuel burn.

Few blokes have bought the new box for pre-2016 models for around $3K, and sold the old box for whatever they can get, say $1500-$2K. Another alternative is to purchase the Terrain Tamer 5th gear shaft and have it fitted. Similar specs as Toyota unit, about 20% drop in revs.

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Reply By: TerraFirma - Tuesday, Sep 26, 2017 at 10:53

Tuesday, Sep 26, 2017 at 10:53
I believe the new ones are using the piezoelectric injectors which certainly makes them a smoother drive. As for DPF filters Toyota are replacing them under warranty and doing computer upgrades to rectify any issues. It's either DPF or Add blue you can't escape the issue. Also there are companies regenerating DPF filters but I would acknowledge they are a pain. You could always by a VW and cheat the system. :)
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Reply By: Member - McLaren3030 - Tuesday, Sep 26, 2017 at 12:36

Tuesday, Sep 26, 2017 at 12:36
Hi Mark, There are long waiting lists in most places for the upgraded 79 series. I personally would prefer the DPF to AdBlue. With AdBlue, it means you have to carry another container of fluid with you if you want to go outback for extended periods of time. Macca.
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