TD Prado

Submitted: Wednesday, Aug 27, 2003 at 10:23
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Well I have done it at last. I drove over to Colac Toyota in the TD hilux and came home in a new TD Prado. Swept the shed out before I left though.
Hooked the grain feeder trailer on today and went and fed the sheep. We have had a quite a bit of rain here at last so needless to say the 4wd was working very well until I got the Prado bogged. It doesn't look like a Toorak 4wd any more!! I don't think I would have got bogged if I had got more aggressive tyres put on. I did try to get some BFG on like I had on the hilux but could not get any.
If it is as reliable a the hilux I will be very happy. I will keep you in touch how things go economy wise etc. I hope it gets better economy than they did in the latest Overlander mag.
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Reply By: Member - Andrew(WA) - Wednesday, Aug 27, 2003 at 15:23

Wednesday, Aug 27, 2003 at 15:23
What was the economy rated in the Overlander, farmer???
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Follow Up By: farmer - Thursday, Aug 28, 2003 at 10:11

Thursday, Aug 28, 2003 at 10:11
Andrew the economy for the TD Prado was 15.2L/100 , Pajero 14.6L/100 , Jeep 14.4L/100 , Discovery 14.7L/100. All TD .
A lot of low range driving.
Talking of Discovery's my brother inlaw has just blown the motor on his ,$7000 to repair. Apparently quite common for the 1997 model around 140,000km
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Follow Up By: Member - Andrew(WA) - Thursday, Aug 28, 2003 at 21:01

Thursday, Aug 28, 2003 at 21:01
Farmer

I know of a guy through work with a TD5 (don't know what year). He bought it brand new and had to have the motor replaced when the original blew up sometime during the first year.

He has just done a big trip to North WA and is very happy with it now. Don't know what the trouble was with the original motor but I've heard of a few now.
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Reply By: Prado Boy - Wednesday, Aug 27, 2003 at 21:41

Wednesday, Aug 27, 2003 at 21:41
Hey Farmer - what area around Colac are you from? I used to live down there (Irrewarra) when I was a kid. What can I say - the Queensland Sun can be very persuasive!

I've got Cooper ST's on my 2001 Prado RV TD and they go great! Hookin towards 100,000km with this set (on 70,000 now and still 6 to 8 mm tread left on all 5). Excellent tyre - similar to BFG AT. Thoroughly recommend them. Ditch the GrandTreks ASAP - they're crap!

Hope it ain't too cold down there! Looking forward to the MotoGP at Phillip Island in October - then another Great Ocean Road jaunt sometime next year.

Cheers,
Prado Boy
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Follow Up By: farmer - Thursday, Aug 28, 2003 at 10:37

Thursday, Aug 28, 2003 at 10:37
I think these tyres are going to bug me over time. Yes I will have to get something more aggesive. The coopers sound good.
I live 1/2 an hour between Geelong , Colac and Ballarat near a place called Shelford. Freezing here during winter . The wind never stops blowing.
I was brought up as a kid on a cattle station near the Alice and thefore have a fare bit of red dust in my veins. Once you have that red dust in your system you always long to go back. If I go back to live though the wife and kids would not come.
So as you can see Prado Boy I am jealous of you living in QLD.
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Follow Up By: Member - Bonz (Vic) - Thursday, Aug 28, 2003 at 22:46

Thursday, Aug 28, 2003 at 22:46
Bloody wallopers nabbed me at the bottom of the Shelford hill.......dammit 92 in a 80 zoneSo many places to go!
So much work to do :0(
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