Dust in a 200 Series

Toyota article re dust in the 200 series, I have one, started at 5600 kms did 3000kms on the dirt SA on normal dirt roads , is now going to be written off, dust is extreme and electric and electronics failing. This is really important ....I'd like to talk to the other owners with problems. Am a very experienced outback driver, cabin pressurided most of the time, no windows open, it just leaks at every seal and through the weep holes in the bottom of the panels. .....had 11 other Landcruisers with no problems. Dealers say the worst case they have ever seen. Odbod.
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Reply By: Horacehighroller - Wednesday, Apr 29, 2009 at 20:18

Wednesday, Apr 29, 2009 at 20:18
Are you indicating that your insurance company is going to write it off?

If not insurer then whom?

Peter
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Reply By: Member - Captain (WA) - Wednesday, Apr 29, 2009 at 20:32

Wednesday, Apr 29, 2009 at 20:32
Have you had the towbar wiring installed, or had a rear draw system?

When the towbar is installed, the rubber grommet into the cabin is often not re-fitted properly and this leads to heaps of dust inside. This has been a common issue on many 200's even when the dealer has fitted the wiring kit.

With a rear draw system install, the 3rd row seats are removed and the bolt holes need to be sealed as this otherwise allows copious amounts of dust inside. Unlike the 100 series, the 200 does not have quick release 3rd row seats and early installers did not always plug the bolt holes.

Also, the rear tailgate toolbox lids must be kept in place as they are the only dust seal for the lid locking holes.

Using the rear air-con exasperates the problem as it only operates in recirc mode and creates a relatively low pressure area at the rear and can suck in any dust via the above mentioned holes. Fix the above issues and you will have a dust free 200 series.

Having failing electronics is a first, what exactly is failing? Have yet to hear of any 200 series being written off for anything other than accident damage, never mind a dust issue. Hopefully this is not a troll post?

Check out LCOOL for heaps of other info on the 200 (www.lcool.com.au).

Cheers

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Follow Up By: chisel - Thursday, Apr 30, 2009 at 06:13

Thursday, Apr 30, 2009 at 06:13
Actually http://www.lcool.org
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Reply By: Bushtrek - Wednesday, Apr 29, 2009 at 20:35

Wednesday, Apr 29, 2009 at 20:35
Check here------Dust entry to LC 200
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Follow Up By: Robin Miller - Wednesday, Apr 29, 2009 at 21:27

Wednesday, Apr 29, 2009 at 21:27
Jeez I'm glad they still make 4800 Nissan's
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Follow Up By: Chev-Patrol 6.5 V8 D - Wednesday, Apr 29, 2009 at 21:55

Wednesday, Apr 29, 2009 at 21:55
I think I might stick with the Chev-powered patrol for the time being.......
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Follow Up By: Michael ( Moss Vale NSW) - Thursday, Apr 30, 2009 at 16:08

Thursday, Apr 30, 2009 at 16:08
Lucky i cant afford a new LC200!! Michael

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Reply By: Sixty at Last - Wednesday, Apr 29, 2009 at 23:57

Wednesday, Apr 29, 2009 at 23:57
I've had my LC200 for about 20,000 kays incl lots of dusty (but not bulldust) country (eg Rudall River; Fitzroy flats) and I've not had any problems whatsoever.

To the contrary, it is the cleanest sealed 4wd I've experienced by a long chalk. As per yourself I don't use the recirc function - direct air helps the pressure.

But either way I've had no issues. I'd be screwing the dealer for selling a lemon.

Cheers. S@L.
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Reply By: Member - joc45 (WA) - Thursday, Apr 30, 2009 at 11:47

Thursday, Apr 30, 2009 at 11:47
Most EO members will recall a Friday Funnie story (I know this is a day early) about the caged cat in Toyota's testing lab to test for dustproofing and how Landrover took the idea back to the UK.
The idea being that if the cat, when locked inside the test vehicle overnight, was dead in the morning then the car was air-tight. (Landrover's cat was missing in the morning!).
Perhaps Toyota should check to see if the cat is still there or missing ;o)
As an owner of a dusty Nissan, I can empathise.....
Gerry
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