Turbo landcruiser

Submitted: Thursday, Jun 19, 2003 at 10:14
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I am looking at buying a 89 75 series landcruiser ute with a 4.0L diesel engine. Has been fitted with a aftermarket schwietzer turbo at 180000km and has now done 205000km. Has always run at only 6psi boost and has turbo timer. Regularly serviced at 5000km intervals. Can anyone advise me on wherther or not this would be a wise purchase or do aftermarket turbos put too much strain on motors? All help appreciated.
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Reply By: desert - Thursday, Jun 19, 2003 at 10:49

Thursday, Jun 19, 2003 at 10:49
Generally you should not have too much bother. You could just as easily buy a lemon without the turbo factor. 6psi is nothing stressful to that engine. Check the usuals, oil, water and perhaps a compression test, although this will involve the removal of the injectors.
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Follow Up By: Paul - Thursday, Jun 19, 2003 at 11:10

Thursday, Jun 19, 2003 at 11:10
Thanks Desert. I was told that it will probably half the engine life and this is what scared me.
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Reply By: tour boy - Thursday, Jun 19, 2003 at 12:12

Thursday, Jun 19, 2003 at 12:12
Hi do a compression test it is actually done thru the glow plug holes not the injectors. The biggest problem with the 4.0 2H motor was if it had been overheated. If so it will have cracked rings. The comp. test will show it up. Do a cold start first thing in the morning to see how much smoke it blows. Most blow a little bit of blue smoke but not too much. Happy hunting.
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Reply By: Member - Karl - Thursday, Jun 19, 2003 at 12:29

Thursday, Jun 19, 2003 at 12:29
Paul - poor servicing and failure to look after your vehicle will proberly half your engine life, not an aftermarket turbo. I have a 91 Series 80 which had 190 000 km on the clock when I fitted my turbo and this was the best thing I ever did. Have the vehicle throughly checked out by someone who deals with diesels etc and if they say it is okay and the price is right go for it. Look after it and service it regulary it will last for a long time.

Karl.
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Reply By: Truckster (Vic) - Thursday, Jun 19, 2003 at 13:21

Thursday, Jun 19, 2003 at 13:21
As others have said, there could be no problems for 200,000klms but then again.. Mate bought a GQ on Gas, had it just over a month and the head went bang, $1000+ later he is back on road.

Buying second hand is always a worry like that, theres usually a reason most people sell cars, and thats PROBLEMS.

Again, its a roll of the dice, 6psi is nothing, mine had 8 and I didnt know it had a turbo on it.

YMMV.
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Reply By: Member - DOZER- Thursday, Jun 19, 2003 at 19:27

Thursday, Jun 19, 2003 at 19:27
Sounds ok Paul,these trucks were bulletproof but are long in the tooth now.The 90+ models are alot better as far as a new overheadcam diesel, better brakes (4wdiscs) and the batteries dont blow up on the later ones with the exhaust on the drivers side as opposed to the passenger side with the 89 next to the batteries.
If it is the right price then go for it. Check for rust around the front screen
Andrew wheredayathinkwer mike?
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Follow Up By: Paul - Thursday, Jun 19, 2003 at 20:00

Thursday, Jun 19, 2003 at 20:00
It does have a small area of rust around the front screen dozer. Common problem?? Are the 4.2L a better motor? what is the power difference from a standard 4.0L, can anyone tell me? Thanks for all help so far - greatly appreciated.
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Follow Up By: Member - DOZER- Thursday, Jun 19, 2003 at 20:16

Thursday, Jun 19, 2003 at 20:16
Common problem Paul $1300 to buy a new frame only.
4.2 will be as powerful as your schwitser 2h, and rev to 3500 ok, so more car like to drive. Boxes are thesame, very slight difference in diff ratio.
Down side is smaller front diff is not as strong as the larger older units.
Andrew wheredayathinkwer mike?
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Reply By: Member - Royce- Monday, Jun 23, 2003 at 00:47

Monday, Jun 23, 2003 at 00:47
New windscreen surrounds are available for about $350 when you need it. Get it tested then buy for around...... $13,000?Royce www.funshow.com.au
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Follow Up By: Paul - Tuesday, Jun 24, 2003 at 19:28

Tuesday, Jun 24, 2003 at 19:28
Thanks Royce. He has $14,000 on it which I thought was a little bit too much although it is in good condition. I don't think it is worth the risk though and will probably look at a 1HZ 75 series. What have you got in yours?
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