Toyo Dramas!!....LOL

Submitted: Friday, Jan 23, 2009 at 22:49
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Now that my dear wife has made me a 4.7l V8 petrol landcruiser owner!!! ( EEK!!) I now have to ask the following Questions...lol.

Motor?.....What oil

Diffs? .....What oil


Auto ..... What oil.


Tyres....lol. What brand ? Its got the worn brand on at the moment....LOL.


Its been serviced by toyta BUT! don't really wan't to Keep paying that sort of fee!

I"m fairdinkum' all replys from such vehicle ,owners appreciated

Thanks Axle.
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Reply By: Member - Graham H (QLD) - Friday, Jan 23, 2009 at 22:59

Friday, Jan 23, 2009 at 22:59
It will tell you in the handbook the rating for the different oils anything equal to or better than stated is usable.

If its a 100 series (you dont state which model it is)

The autos are more or less sealed for life I think it says to check it in excess of 100,000km


Tyres entirely depends on where you are going to take it??????
Highway, beach or bush.

The more info u provide the better the answers.



Cheers


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Follow Up By: Member - Axle - Friday, Jan 23, 2009 at 23:32

Friday, Jan 23, 2009 at 23:32
Thanks Graham!, hopefully someone with the same engine and 100 series auto will enlighten.


Axle.
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Reply By: chisel - Friday, Jan 23, 2009 at 23:13

Friday, Jan 23, 2009 at 23:13
Make sure you join the lcool forums for heaps of help with your cruiser.
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Follow Up By: Member - Axle - Friday, Jan 23, 2009 at 23:38

Friday, Jan 23, 2009 at 23:38
Your advice is most helpfull!!


Cheers Axle.
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Reply By: troopyman - Saturday, Jan 24, 2009 at 08:35

Saturday, Jan 24, 2009 at 08:35
BFG all terrains would be my choice . A pair of extractors would be my other choice . Cannot help with the oil
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Reply By: age - Saturday, Jan 24, 2009 at 08:38

Saturday, Jan 24, 2009 at 08:38
Axle

Just don't write off the Toyota servicing based on perceived cost. My Toyota dealer gives a $219 service special for this vehicle (UZJ100 4.7V8 GXL) via online voucher which includes recommended oil and filter replacement, diff/transfer top ups, air filter clean, usual checks and computer tune. Service interval 6 months or 10000Km - they still stamp the log book/honour warranty despite these not being nominated scheduled services.

Note for this vehicle - genuine Toyota coolant doesn't need changing until 160000 km, spark plugs at 100000Km, gear box is sealed (auto's after 2003 model) and fluid changed by special request onl,y so change diff/gear oil when needed, same with wheel bearings checks/repack and brake pads when needed and simply these vehicles don't need anything else and anything else is over servicing and wasted money.

Doesn't have to be expensive getting dealer services in this manner and uses genuine oil/coolants etc which when you do your research is recommended by many for these motors

Cheers

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Follow Up By: troopyman - Saturday, Jan 24, 2009 at 08:49

Saturday, Jan 24, 2009 at 08:49
Who knows what the previous owner has in the radiator . The first thing i would do is take it to a radiator place and have them flush it out and replace the coolant . I would do this every twelve months from then on . That is what i do .
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Follow Up By: donks1 - Saturday, Jan 24, 2009 at 09:04

Saturday, Jan 24, 2009 at 09:04
Age

Try and find a dealer ( of any make ) which uses genuine oil. They all have done deals with oil companys to supply the cheapest bulk oil they can. Normally around $1.50 - $2.00 a litre. the only way to get the good stuff is to specifically ask for it, and even then you don't know if it actually happens. My dealership uses Castrol, ( rubbish in my opinion ) and are having corollas with 50-60 thou on them come back with major sludging problems.

Axle seems capable of doing the servicing himself, and should keep to that.

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Follow Up By: Member - Graham H (QLD) - Saturday, Jan 24, 2009 at 10:39

Saturday, Jan 24, 2009 at 10:39
The genuine ultra long life coolant is pretty exee about $9 a litre if I read the price on the pack correctly at my local toyota the other day.

Agree about the oil The Toyota oil costs about $90 when bought at a service. Thats for the 11.3 litres for a 4.2TD and by the stickers on it use it in both petrol and diesel engines.

I now buy Penrite HPR15 Diesel for under $120 for 20 litres and wait for Autobarn to have their 20% off days to replenish.

Am using Terrain Tamer filters and just changed them so am about to cut the old ones up to see if what they claim is correct about the quality.
$18 each in pack of 6 against $36 for genuine Toyota.

Any oil providing it meets the specs in the handbook is probábly OK.

Have just put BFG AT's on as well No brainer really as I got 2 almost new for $180 so just had to get 2 more new at $258 ea
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Reply By: Member - Redbakk (WA) - Saturday, Jan 24, 2009 at 13:07

Saturday, Jan 24, 2009 at 13:07
So Axle , you will have to tell us what fuel consumption you are getting and if you are happy with ....but I agree with others, if you are the second owner a thorough check first to bring it back to "toyota" standard may be necessary and from then on you are in control of it's care and maintenance.
I have done this and keep all my own records and do what I can do confidently and leave the rest to the experts.
In saying that though I had the troopy booked into the local toyota guy to rod out my radiator and he passed it on to a local radiator guy....go figure!
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Follow Up By: Wherehegon - Saturday, Jan 24, 2009 at 14:46

Saturday, Jan 24, 2009 at 14:46
Hi Redbakk, you say ""In saying that though I had the troopy booked into the local toyota guy to rod out my radiator and he passed it on to a local radiator guy....go figure! "" mate they did this back in 88 when I worked for them and still do, also when you book it in for a tranny service (auto) generally its driven to the local tranny shop, service done then driven back to toyota who then double the service cost of the transmission service just for you. Bar the general stuff most of the major stuff like gearbox rebuilds, diffs etc its all passed out to specialist workshops, not such a bad thing really, no offence to any 1st year apprentice's but Id rather my gearbox be rebuilt by some one that knows what there doing then the toyota work shop controller telling some 1st year, "" pull it out sone fix it and put it back"" but dont bother helping the poor young blokes then rip s h i t out of them when they stuff it up when the customer complains.
""I have done this and keep all my own records and do what I can do confidently "" and Id keep doing to, I have seen numerous times a cruiser for eg come in for a service, up on the hoist, ah she's write dont worry bout the diff checks, bearings etc this things never seen off the bitumen, back out in the carpark and have the hide to hit you with a bill for things they never did. WHG........
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Reply By: Madfisher - Saturday, Jan 24, 2009 at 18:57

Saturday, Jan 24, 2009 at 18:57
So True mate,the local toyo dealer does our serviceing because we screw them so hard on the price it is part of the deal. Mind you we pay half what the average cust pays. Picked up one of the Isuzus the other day, nice new sticker on windscreen BUT the same old oil in the motor.They also put one of our Hiaces 12 seater through the roof lol. We didnt pay for that service.
Thats why I use two middle aged chaps, and if one bloke sdtarts a job, he always finishes it.They are very good and very reasonably priced. If they can save you a buck they will.
O and happy new year to you WHG.
Cheers Pete
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Follow Up By: Wherehegon - Sunday, Jan 25, 2009 at 10:12

Sunday, Jan 25, 2009 at 10:12
Same to you mate, did send you a pm but I think there is something wrong with the system, will send another. I had a whole heap of pm's come through in one hit 2 weeks ago but were sent by the person/s like 1 to 2 weeks prior. Not sure if any one else having issues ? WHG
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Follow Up By: Madfisher - Sunday, Jan 25, 2009 at 16:29

Sunday, Jan 25, 2009 at 16:29
We have been away Whg, down the snowy got home on the 19th. Taken a week to get over the holiday,lol. Been putting in 10 hour days, today is first day off.
Cheers Pete
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Follow Up By: Madfisher - Sunday, Jan 25, 2009 at 16:31

Sunday, Jan 25, 2009 at 16:31
No mms
cheers Pete
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