Landcruisers on gas ???

Submitted: Sunday, Mar 22, 2009 at 15:49
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Hi all
I am currently looking at trading in my 05 navarra td for a new FAMILY car. I have been looking at patrols but can not find any i like.
I am thinking about getting a landcruiser but can not afford a Turbo diesel model. My price range is to $35k.
I want to buy a peterol Landcruiser on gas or look at putting it on gas. I have been told to stay clear of the V8 Petrols as these don't take to gas conversion well, Is this correct.
I am thinking an 02 6 cylinder on gas might be the way to go. Any one out there got any advice on which way to go? do the 6 cylinder 4.5's run ok on gas?
Cheers in advance
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Reply By: Member - Graham H (QLD) - Sunday, Mar 22, 2009 at 16:11

Sunday, Mar 22, 2009 at 16:11
Probably still be thirsty.

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Follow Up By: Member - Graham H (QLD) - Sunday, Mar 22, 2009 at 16:19

Sunday, Mar 22, 2009 at 16:19
Have a look at the vehicles for sale in "THE TRADER"section some on there that may do you.

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Reply By: normglenda - Sunday, Mar 22, 2009 at 16:26

Sunday, Mar 22, 2009 at 16:26
Hi Corny

I also heard of the V8 matter. ( By the way not from an expert).
I have a V8 and when traveling around Australia I seen a number of V8's on LPG. I decided to get LPG installed, best thing ever, it has not missed a beat in 40,000KMS. I tow a 2.5 tonne van .

Do a search and read all the comments . Search normglenda , that will cover a few posts.
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Follow Up By: corny - Sunday, Mar 22, 2009 at 17:28

Sunday, Mar 22, 2009 at 17:28
ok Thanks
Just out of curiosity what year V8 do you have and did you have to instal the injected gas system, and how much did this cost I have been told $4-5000?
Has it saved you much on fuel bills?
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Follow Up By: turbopete - Sunday, Mar 22, 2009 at 17:30

Sunday, Mar 22, 2009 at 17:30
Hi Normglenda where is the gas tank fitted and what options did u have in relation to its location Peter
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Follow Up By: Member - Axle - Sunday, Mar 22, 2009 at 19:26

Sunday, Mar 22, 2009 at 19:26
Normglenda, What was the surposed issues with the Toyo V8 petrol and gas?

Cheers Axle.
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Follow Up By: Member - Tony V (NSW) - Sunday, Mar 22, 2009 at 20:38

Sunday, Mar 22, 2009 at 20:38
Toyota V8's on injected LPG are fine.
It's V8's on the old LPG carburettor is where they have problems.

They have problems with backfiring and blowing the air box to pieces.

There has been a lot of talk about a V8's putting a rod through the block a few years ago.

There were 2 that went bang at close to the same, one was mine..
I brought it new with LPG fitted by the dealer in August 2004, in March 2005 just after a run up the F3 to the Central Coast, I backed off for traffic lights and accelerated and BANG.

The installer had stuffed up the petrol plumbing after removing the Sub tank and had high presser fuel on the injectors.

Only 1 spare block in Australia and I missed out on it, 6 weeks and a new engine block later.....
The Dealer was great, provided a dealer warranty, loan car etc. ... (No Toyota warranty).

Since 2005, I have had about 2 disturbing backfires, both on occasions when I have accelerated hard backing off and then accelerating hard again. Since the plumbing was fixed only air box damage

A relief valve now helps, finding a good mechanic helps as well.

Just clocked 150,000 and had the timing belt done, feels like a new car again... :)

Since the initial problems I have had no major issues with the LPG.
Would love to convert to injected, but the cost is the same and a new install, only saving is the tank.

Scuba tanks don't fit the IFS 100.

There is nothing wrong the 4.5 straight 6 being converted to LPG.
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Reply By: Member - David K (VIC) - Sunday, Mar 22, 2009 at 20:38

Sunday, Mar 22, 2009 at 20:38
Hi Corny,

I have a 100 series V8 Landcruiser on gas. It runs like a dream. It has a Pris Panell system installed. I had it installed last March at 11,500km, I have now just completed 44,000km. I tow a 2.8 ton Jayco Sterling van. Im in Queensland towing the van now. Gettinga about 3km/ltr on gas. Thats with a heavy van and cruiser with bits hanging off like, rear wheel carrier, rhino rack plus rhino bag and a Gunyah. So not very aerodynamic. The 4.5ltrs dont run as well on gas and are more thirsty.

Hope this helps.

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Reply By: Ray - Monday, Mar 23, 2009 at 08:05

Monday, Mar 23, 2009 at 08:05
I have a 94 ser. 80 on LPG. It was fitted when the vehicle had done 70,000 kls. It has now done 225,000 kls and not missed a beat.
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Reply By: Rod W - Monday, Mar 23, 2009 at 13:54

Monday, Mar 23, 2009 at 13:54
I have a 93 Troopy 4.5ltr petrol. I've done 160,000ks on gas and hasn't missed a beat. I get 4.6ks per litre on gas.
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Reply By: corny - Monday, Mar 23, 2009 at 14:04

Monday, Mar 23, 2009 at 14:04
Thanks for your advice andletting me know how it all goes on gas.
You have convinced me that the cruiser would be a better option on the gas than a turbo diesel patrol, just have to convince the Mrs. She is worried about it being an 02 when we can get an 05-06 patrol. For the same money.
Cheers Lads
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