100 series warranty

Submitted: Monday, Jan 23, 2006 at 07:35
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bit the bullet and just purchased a 100 series,poverty pk 2003 at the govt auctions ,the toyota warrenty runs out in march,any issues that i should have checked out before the warranty runs out ,the vehicle has only done 30 k
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Reply By: Member - Davoe (Widgiemooltha) - Monday, Jan 23, 2006 at 07:47

Monday, Jan 23, 2006 at 07:47
Not really it depends. These things can be real dogs if they have had a hard life but if teated 1/2 decent they are fine. Just drive it look for leaks, listen for rattles whines etc. With 30k on it treat it to a happy birthday service as all the fluids and filters could do for a change and start it off on the rifgt foot. if getting a mechanic to do the service get them to look for any problems before the warranty runs out
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Follow Up By: Nudenut - Monday, Jan 23, 2006 at 08:17

Monday, Jan 23, 2006 at 08:17
your up bright and early dave...must be around 5am over there
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Follow Up By: Member - Davoe (Widgiemooltha) - Monday, Jan 23, 2006 at 21:16

Monday, Jan 23, 2006 at 21:16
Its called nightshift
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Follow Up By: No 1 Member - Nudenut - Tuesday, Jan 24, 2006 at 07:25

Tuesday, Jan 24, 2006 at 07:25
for a minute there I thought you may have been working...lol
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Follow Up By: Member - Davoe (Widgiemooltha) - Tuesday, Jan 24, 2006 at 07:44

Tuesday, Jan 24, 2006 at 07:44
Night shift is great bosses are in bed and i can check out EO for as long as I like and no one asks why I arnt working
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Reply By: atoyot - Monday, Jan 23, 2006 at 11:09

Monday, Jan 23, 2006 at 11:09
I agree with Davoe; I good service changing all fluids etc. You could also look at getting a good mechanic with experience with LC's to give it a good "before warranty runs out" inspection. I got an NRMA inpection b4 mine did (the local guy who does the NRMA inpections is a decent reputable mechanic on his own), and it is just a little bit of peace of mind.

Andrew
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Reply By: obone - Monday, Jan 23, 2006 at 11:57

Monday, Jan 23, 2006 at 11:57
Mine is a 2002 model and the only real problem I've experienced is with clutch shudder when vehicle is cold. I've had 3 new replacement clutches (all under warranty). Don't let Toyota tell you that the vehicle is suffering from " engine shake" (a very technical term if ever I've heard one ! ) or that it is just the nature of the vehicle and "you should just live with it"
Regards
Obone
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Reply By: Member - Hughesy (SA) - Monday, Jan 23, 2006 at 20:39

Monday, Jan 23, 2006 at 20:39
sjp if you don't mind me asking how much you payed for it. I'm looking at the exact same vehicle except maybe 2001 2002 model. I'm looking to spend up to 30k. Cause of where I live its proving impossible to get down to one of the auctions to check out the prices they go for. I tried on-line watching but my computer is WAY to slow to handle it. Any info would be great.
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Follow Up By: Member - Davoe (Widgiemooltha) - Tuesday, Jan 24, 2006 at 04:16

Tuesday, Jan 24, 2006 at 04:16
You will find them a big dissapointment out bush compared to your current vehicle - alot lower alot wider and alot heavier alot more nooks and crannies for mud to hide etc etc
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Follow Up By: Member - Hughesy (SA) - Tuesday, Jan 24, 2006 at 06:13

Tuesday, Jan 24, 2006 at 06:13
I know that. If you could buy Troopies off the shelf with a 3rd side door I'd have bought one of them. But the family is growing and I needed the extra seating capacity and the missus wasn't going to take having to climb into the back to buckle up a baby and 4yo. The width will be the biggest hassle. I've always been one to brag about how none of the trees are scratching my paintwork.....
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Reply By: sjp - Tuesday, Jan 24, 2006 at 07:41

Tuesday, Jan 24, 2006 at 07:41
thanks for the replies,odone ill get the clutch checked,hughesy paid 36 ,helps if you can claim the gst ,i remember paying 41 for my present 80 series 15 yrs ago new(hell ,bought my house then for 55(still cant belive i paid that much for a car with only an am radio)things have improved with toyota got an am/fm radio with a cassette player'''',anyway theres plenty at the auctions in qld and nsw and the reserve has come down since the price of fuel has gone up ,but these and the utes always seem to sell,this one certainly looks in excellent condition ,no dents, very few scratches on the plastic ,and the bolts inthe engine bay etc are still shiny and new looking (the cars living near or playing in salt water start developing a bit of corrosion and haze after a few yrs ) the onlything i cant fathom is it came with a new set of road grippers on but the spare was half used ,i didnt think road grippers had such a short life of 30k klm ,anway it beats paying 53 k without any acc for a new one
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Reply By: markeaust - Tuesday, Jan 24, 2006 at 21:43

Tuesday, Jan 24, 2006 at 21:43
Likewise here...I got a 2002 HZJ105 pov pack (ex "primary industries"). Sussed out it's background before purchase etc etc. Came with ARB Bar, 12k Warn, T/B, Cargo Barrier. 45km on the clock.. $30k exactly.

I have mates with 100's and they all reckon the clutches shudder and so does mine. It's a little annoying, but hey, after coming from a 92 TD Disco with 265k on the clock and 365 leaks I reckon it's a small price to pay.

As mine has no warranty, I plan to not worry about it for the next 200k or so, then investigate a HD ??Daiken or similar to replace it. Hopefully by then someone will have come up with a reasonable solution.

Otherwise very happy with it...

Cheers,

Mark
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