toyota diesel V petrol

Submitted: Tuesday, Jul 19, 2005 at 05:48
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I am about to change our cruiser and up dating to auto but am considering petrol as an option, I have always had TD. I know that there have been numerous discussions on the subject but I cant seem to find them on the forum (quite dumb with these things). Can anyone point me in the right direction,
Cheers, Nev.
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Reply By: vitara - Tuesday, Jul 19, 2005 at 08:30

Tuesday, Jul 19, 2005 at 08:30
Hi Nev, WHY ?????. Why would you want to go from diesel to petrol. Hope your not towing any considerable load eg caravan. My uncle just bought a 100 series $74.000 turbo auto diesel reckons the best thing he ever bought. Had a 4.5 petrol before, was using up to 24/26 litres per 100lkms towing his van. Uses about 16litres with the turbo diesel towing. Said no considerable differance in servicing, but saving big $$$$ with the diesel. Dont know of how the new v8 is on fuel if you are buying new is now your only option anyway in petrol form as the 4.5l has been given the boot. Either way hope you enjoy. Take Care Vitara
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Follow Up By: Wok - Tuesday, Jul 19, 2005 at 11:20

Tuesday, Jul 19, 2005 at 11:20
Does this mean that the 78/79 series will have V8 as well or just wagons?
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Follow Up By: vitara - Tuesday, Jul 19, 2005 at 13:52

Tuesday, Jul 19, 2005 at 13:52
Hi Wok sorry didn't get back to you sooner was out of my office meetings etc. Answering your question, 4.5 is only available in the cab/chassis not the wagons anymore. Also available is the straight diesel and turbo diesel. RV is turbro diesel only. Wagons are available in V8 petrol, diesel, and turbo diesel. Troopys available in diesel only, turbo/ non turbo I think I got it right you could always ring toyota or I would imagine they would have a web site with all the specs you would be looking for.Hope thats of some help. Take Care Vitara
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Follow Up By: Wok - Wednesday, Jul 20, 2005 at 07:50

Wednesday, Jul 20, 2005 at 07:50
Thanks Vitara,

I was hoping the V8 was going to appear in the trayback!...I am looking for a petrol trayback..... 2nd hand units are a bit thin on the ground.
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Reply By: Member - Phil G (SA) - Tuesday, Jul 19, 2005 at 09:18

Tuesday, Jul 19, 2005 at 09:18
Depends on what you're going to do with it.

If you're going to be doing desert trips, always go for the diesel. (preferably a factory TD)

For everything else, the petrol ones are very good.

Cheers
Phil
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Reply By: Tellem Bugrem - Tuesday, Jul 19, 2005 at 09:58

Tuesday, Jul 19, 2005 at 09:58
G'day Nev,
I had a 100 series TD (Dynamic aftermarket) and changed to a V8 petrol Auto.
TD was 13 to 14 l/100 not towing and 17 to 20 l /100 towing 3 tonne GTM Bushtracker. V8 gives 16-17l/100 without van and 26-30l/100 with van in tow.
TD was a bit sluggish on hills but on flat would tow easily at 95-100km/h. V8 has much more grunt but the BIG difference is going down hills. With the petrol there is comparitively less engine braking capability and therefore there has to be more use of brakes on both vehicle and van. The diesel will hold a 14% downgrade in 1st gear without touching brakes. Therfore, when taking into consideration fuel costs of Petrol v diesel, make allowance for higher cost of brake maintenance.

I'd rather have the TD and am waiting anxiously for the 130 series with its 5l twin turbo common rail diesel (130kw & 570 Nm) with 6 speed manual or 6 speed tiptronic auto....due late 06 or early 07.

Cheers........Rob
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Follow Up By: bradz - Tuesday, Aug 02, 2005 at 22:03

Tuesday, Aug 02, 2005 at 22:03
Hey Rob,

Just curious as to where you got the information in regards to the new 5l twin turbo common rail diesel that toyota are supposed to be bringing out late 06 or early 07, as i have heard similar things to what you have said, but have not been able to get any information out of totota dealers about it. What i would really like to know is are they going to put this new motor into the 79 series.
Any information would be greatly appreciated.

thanks... brad
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Reply By: TerraFirma - Tuesday, Jul 19, 2005 at 12:28

Tuesday, Jul 19, 2005 at 12:28
I bought the 1st ever 100 Series V8 Sahara in 1998. Reliability and Nice to drive unquestioned. Petrol consumption is aweful. I am buying a TD now, but let me tell you Toyota need to get with the program when it comes to diesel engines, they are so far behind it is a joke. Mercedes are up their 3rd generation Common Rail Engine, Toyota has just put one in the Hilux.! They are also miles behind when it comes to service intervals, 5000KM , you gotta be kidding. Mercedes do 20,000KM.
Once Toyota address these 2 issues they will be unbeatable and unbreakable..!

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Reply By: Kiwi Ray - Tuesday, Jul 19, 2005 at 15:52

Tuesday, Jul 19, 2005 at 15:52
Toyota is always a little behind the rest, they wait to see were the others have faults, then bring out a faultless truck.
My opinion anyway
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Follow Up By: RAGS AND DAGS - Wednesday, Aug 03, 2005 at 08:55

Wednesday, Aug 03, 2005 at 08:55
what a load of BS.

The Patrol is a copy of the 80 series Landcruiser. The 100 series more advanced .

The 130 series coming out early 2007 will lead the way again for the other to copy and follow.

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Reply By: RAGS AND DAGS - Wednesday, Aug 03, 2005 at 08:56

Wednesday, Aug 03, 2005 at 08:56
Regarding the question posed in this thread the T/D also resell stronger and quicker than the petrol.

Another saying is also true though.

Petrol is the cheapest thing you ever put in your car . ;)
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