Gregory Landcruiser Manual

Submitted: Friday, Jun 20, 2003 at 05:36
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Greetings from Canada!

I have asked for some advice on this board awhile back and found it very helpful, so here I am again! I was wondering if I could get some feedback on the Gregory "HJ Landcruiser series service manual 1980-90". Is it a helpful and accurate service manual? Does it have part numbers? A good motor section for the 12HT? I have just bought a 1988 HJ61 - but it has no manual, not even the factory owners manual...bummer! FYI I imported it from Japan, as this model of Cruiser was never sold in Canada...UNTIL NOW!! HAHA! (there are a few popping up, regardless of the RHD, still legal in Canada) So being a DIY backyard wrencher I would like to get some more info.

There really doesnt seem to be any other options for me... A factory Toyota book seems impossible to order (at least in Canada). Both the owners manual and service manual I have been told are a definate no. Would anyone know where I could get a copy of a owners manual (one that came with the vehicle origainally). If it came down to photocopying...I would gladly pay for someone's troubles and shipping. Any advice would be greatly appreciated!

I read this board quite a lot and enjoy it. You can learn a lot from the discussions eh?

cheers all,
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Reply By: herkman - Friday, Jun 20, 2003 at 08:48

Friday, Jun 20, 2003 at 08:48
I am an old Toyota man from way back.

I would not waste your money on a Gregory service manual, it is not worth a bent nickel.

You can order at very reasonable prices, service manuals from a US Toyota dealer, they are very reasonably priced. However they are usually bound up in sections. I used to order mine through the USA dealer, and they were a quarter of the price than in Australia.

I also think that Toyota in the USA, may have a web site to order through. Of course it will depend on whether Toyota ever sold the engine in the USA.

Another good source is

He also has a site that shows his latest listings, but I would suggest a email to him would get you a more accurate answer. THE IMPORTANT THING, is that he is an honest business man, who gives good service.


Copl Tigwell Downunder
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Reply By: Member - Karl - Friday, Jun 20, 2003 at 11:13

Friday, Jun 20, 2003 at 11:13
I have a spare fo the manual you are after. You can have it if you want. I traded up to a 1991 Series 80 from a 1983 Series 60. Just reply back with your Email address and I will contact you and make the arrangements. I personaly found the manual to be very good especially as I am not a mechanic.

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Follow Up By: johnny - Saturday, Jun 21, 2003 at 01:15

Saturday, Jun 21, 2003 at 01:15
Karl, that sounds great! Please email me at and I will get back to you. Thank you everyone else for your advice. I do think that even shipping parts overseas from Aus would be much better (and probably cheaper) in the long run. Thanks for the REPCO info.
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Reply By: Member - DOZER- Friday, Jun 20, 2003 at 18:23

Friday, Jun 20, 2003 at 18:23
Hi Try looking up landcruiser on
You will get a manual posted to you from there
Andrewwheredayathinkwer mike?
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Reply By: Phil G - Friday, Jun 20, 2003 at 20:43

Friday, Jun 20, 2003 at 20:43
I owned a HJ61 and HJ60 and used the Gregorys manual #502. I think its very good, as I did all my own repairs. It covers the 12H-T motor adequately for a DIY person.

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Reply By: andy - Friday, Jun 20, 2003 at 20:44

Friday, Jun 20, 2003 at 20:44
I owned a 1988 HJ61 Factory Turbo 12ht and had the gregorys manual and it was a most informative book. It saved me thousands of dollars in mechanical costs. Even I could work out what to do with this book. Use this book and learn about your toyota. I hope that you can get parts for it over there. If they didn't import the vehicle you may get stuck waiting for stuff to come from OS. Australia has heaps of parts for the 12HT so it may be the place to get parts. The Repco chain in Aus is pretty good for most parts. Toyota Australia can get everything for that engine.
Enjoy the truck. It will go like $hit off a shovel. (that is really fast in Australia) Andy
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