V 8 Cruiser

Submitted: Tuesday, May 20, 2008 at 08:31
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Hi out there to all you V 8 cruiser owners.
My question is, is anybody noticing if their new cruiser is using any oil between services?
My reason for asking is one of our work V8s is using 1 litre per 1 thousand kms. This may be a one off but i don't think so.
The vehicle in question has just click over twenty thousand kms.

Cheers Phil
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Reply By: Member - Tessa (NSW) - Tuesday, May 20, 2008 at 08:35

Tuesday, May 20, 2008 at 08:35
Why don't you think so? Or is this just another lets get into the new Toyota thread?


tessa
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Follow Up By: Member - Uncle Phil (TAS) - Tuesday, May 20, 2008 at 08:56

Tuesday, May 20, 2008 at 08:56
I should of said that i hoped it was a one off.
Time will tell.
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Reply By: John L - Tuesday, May 20, 2008 at 11:09

Tuesday, May 20, 2008 at 11:09
Hi Uncle Phil
I guess you are talking about the diesel V8
Ours has just turned over 30000 and uses no oil between services
- not much fuel either
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Follow Up By: Member - Uncle Phil (TAS) - Tuesday, May 20, 2008 at 12:37

Tuesday, May 20, 2008 at 12:37
That is correct. Thanks for your reply.
We have two all ready and one more on order due in September.
It may have been a once off thing that we found no oil showing on the dip stick last week. We are keeping a closer eye on the oil levels now.
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Reply By: Member -Pinko (NSW) - Tuesday, May 20, 2008 at 17:22

Tuesday, May 20, 2008 at 17:22
Hello Uncle Phil
At 10,000kms we headed off to Perth from north coast NSW and up to 18000kms had used about 3.5lts. of engine oil. Nearly all of those k's were towing 1000kg. camper. Now at 23000kms oil consumption is negligible. All I have spoken to seem to have the same result.
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Reply By: Top End Explorer Tours - Tuesday, May 20, 2008 at 18:14

Tuesday, May 20, 2008 at 18:14
Hey Uncle Phil

I just got of the phone to a mate of mine that has a new 8500 km 200 series, and he said that it uses 1lt of oil every 1000 km.

Toyota told him today that this is the case, If you have a look in the owners manual he thinks it's page 268 or there abouts it tells you this will happen.

Cheers Steve.
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Follow Up By: Top End Explorer Tours - Friday, May 23, 2008 at 20:15

Friday, May 23, 2008 at 20:15
Quote:
Toyota Land Cruiser Station Wagon
Owner's Manual, page 289

-> Engine oil consumption
-The amount of engine oil consumed depends on the oil viscosity, the quality of the oil and the way the vehicle is driven.

-More oil is consumed under driving conditions such as high speeds and frequent acceleration and deceleration.

- A new engine consumes more oil.

-When judging teh amount of oil consumption, keep in mind that the oil may have become diluted, making it difficult to judge the true level accurately.

-Oil consumption: Max. 1.0l per 1000km (1.1 qt./600miles, 0.9lmp. qt./600 miles).

-If you consume more than 1.0l (1.1qt./0.9lmp. qt.) every 1000km (600 miles), contact your Toyota dealer.
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Reply By: Member - Ruth D (QLD) - Tuesday, May 20, 2008 at 19:17

Tuesday, May 20, 2008 at 19:17
Had ours for 12 months - the answer is NO. Oh you are talking
200 series - sorry ours is a ute.
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Reply By: Member - Phillip S (WA) - Tuesday, May 20, 2008 at 22:17

Tuesday, May 20, 2008 at 22:17
Have two v8 troopy's at work and they used oil in the beginning but stopped somewhere between 1-2000 k's and have settled down to using very little now.....both have done 10 to 20,000 k's. But the first one had a gearbox change out at about 9000k's. Two of our hilux's have a lot of troubles BUT they do get hammered.....the fitters ute has 3 gearboxes...the lecky's engine troubles with the fuel injection....a lot of starter motor failures....and clutches.
We have tried all other types of vehicles and they don't last....all we buy is toyota now...cruisers, utes, troopy's, hilux's, prado's..despite the above issues they seem to be the only ones that can handle what we throw at them.
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Reply By: Richo (SA) - Tuesday, May 20, 2008 at 22:18

Tuesday, May 20, 2008 at 22:18
Uncle Phil,

RTFM - Read the manual.
It says quite clearly to expect usage of up to 1lt/1000km - any more and consult your doctor --errr Toyota.

Some of us have experienced that in the new 200 and 79 series. Nothing to worry about and it does seem to get better over time.
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Reply By: Member - Uncle Phil (TAS) - Friday, May 23, 2008 at 08:02

Friday, May 23, 2008 at 08:02
Thanks to all for your reply's.
You wouldn't think now days new vehicles would use that much oil.

I will advise our workers to keep a eye on the oil levels from now on.

Cheers.
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