Turbo Diesel

Submitted: Wednesday, Mar 22, 2006 at 15:58
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I have just purchased a Turbo Diesel 78 series. While I can find my way around a petrol engine this will be a new experience and I don't want to find out what I don't know in the middle of nowhere. Anyone seen a collection of useful information for those new to diesels?
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Reply By: Pterosaur - Wednesday, Mar 22, 2006 at 17:19

Wednesday, Mar 22, 2006 at 17:19
The yahoo forum "TroopyOz" is a good source of info on Troopies

TroopyOz

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Terry
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Follow Up By: Steve63 - Monday, Mar 27, 2006 at 09:29

Monday, Mar 27, 2006 at 09:29
Thanks for the link.
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Reply By: bradz - Thursday, Mar 23, 2006 at 20:43

Thursday, Mar 23, 2006 at 20:43
Is it a 1hd-fte or a 1hz with an aftermarket turbo?
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Follow Up By: Steve63 - Friday, Mar 24, 2006 at 15:58

Friday, Mar 24, 2006 at 15:58
Hi,
It is an original Toyota Turbo (it is a new vehicle).

Steve
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Reply By: bradz - Friday, Mar 24, 2006 at 20:40

Friday, Mar 24, 2006 at 20:40
Does it say di turbo 4200 efi on the side of the cab? weather it is a 1hz or a 1hd-fte, you will get a lot of hassle free driving out of it as you said it is a new veichle.
Providing you change the oil at 5000km intervils, and the fuel filters 10000kms, i'm sure you will have no problems with the 79 series. Toyota i think recommend you change the oil at 10000kms for the 1hd-fte, because it is a lot cleaner engine than say the 1hz, but i think any diesels oil should be changed at 5000km. 4WD that is.
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Follow Up By: Steve63 - Monday, Mar 27, 2006 at 09:18

Monday, Mar 27, 2006 at 09:18
Hi,
Engine is a 1HD-FTE. I was wondering about the 10,000km oil changes. The servicing seems to be getting further apart and I wonder how much of this is marketing rubbish and assumes you don't take your vehicle off road.

Steve
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Reply By: Bob Y. - Qld - Friday, Mar 24, 2006 at 22:26

Friday, Mar 24, 2006 at 22:26
Steve,

Some good info/discussions on the 70scool website. A number of the members have utes/troopies, with 1HDT-FE engine. Am just in process of purchasing an ex-lease, 79 series, that I've been driving for over 3 years, good buying at $23K.

Great engine, good tractability and low speed torque. Economy is very good, at speeds less than 105-110 clicks.

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Follow Up By: Steve63 - Monday, Mar 27, 2006 at 09:27

Monday, Mar 27, 2006 at 09:27
Hi Bob,
Thanks for the info. I'll have a look at the site. I've had petrol engines until this vehicle. The last trip to Cape York convinced me it was time to change over after we lost 2 of 10 weeks repairing water caused damage. Only problem I have is that what I know about diesel or turbo charged engines might (just) half fill the back of a postage stamp. I guess I'm looking for turbo diesel engines for dummies so I can hed off the beginers mistakes.

Steev
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