Help me look good for better half please re toyota info

Submitted: Tuesday, Jun 23, 2009 at 20:15
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Hi!Ive tod hubby you lot can answer any question so dont let me down, then he miht not complain about me bing on here.
we are thinking of buying 100 series turbo only draw back it has 300 000 on the clock, can anyone tell us what approx life expectation is.? what is the fuel consumption towing a caravan I know a lot depends on the way you drive. Does anyone know the cost of a reconditioned motor for the car. the cost of vehicle is mid 20k
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Reply By: Member - Steve M (SA) - Tuesday, Jun 23, 2009 at 20:37

Tuesday, Jun 23, 2009 at 20:37
lots of information specific to cruisers here

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Reply By: Member - Jack - Tuesday, Jun 23, 2009 at 20:45

Tuesday, Jun 23, 2009 at 20:45
It may help if you check out what similar vehicles are selling for. Also need to know if it is diesel/petrol.

But or trading post will give you a rough idea of what they are going for.

There is also Glass' Guide, which most motor dealers use to value cars. It's at, but I don't know if you have to pay for it.

Not much help, I know, but this info may help you to "look good" when you come back with some good info : )

Price on recon engines is a bit like the "how long is a piece of string" question, but Toyo parts are usually dear.

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Reply By: Member - Phil G (SA) - Tuesday, Jun 23, 2009 at 20:50

Tuesday, Jun 23, 2009 at 20:50
High mileage vehicles need a thorough inspection. Theres a lot more than the motor that might cost money. But a well maintained factory TD Toyota motor will easily go over 500,000k - really depends on good maintenance and type of driving done by previous owners.
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Follow Up By: get outmore - Tuesday, Jun 23, 2009 at 21:48

Tuesday, Jun 23, 2009 at 21:48
she says its in the mid $20k which would make me wonder if it is a factory TD

I suspect a turboed 105

i would be very suss about an after market turbo 1HZ with aftermarket turbo
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Follow Up By: Member - Phil G (SA) - Tuesday, Jun 23, 2009 at 21:58

Tuesday, Jun 23, 2009 at 21:58
Good point - I wouldn't touch an aftermarket turbo 1Hz with 300k.
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Reply By: Member - barbara M (NSW) - Tuesday, Jun 23, 2009 at 20:53

Tuesday, Jun 23, 2009 at 20:53
Sorry everybody it is a diesel, i forgot that you can turbo a petrol that is what you get for being a female ha ha (i didnt say that)
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Reply By: Member - Graham H (QLD) - Tuesday, Jun 23, 2009 at 20:55

Tuesday, Jun 23, 2009 at 20:55
Dont know about motor prices but two of us were comparing mileage while towing and we both get just under 6kpl.

Both have 2.8 - 3 t vans

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Reply By: Member - Axle - Tuesday, Jun 23, 2009 at 21:01

Tuesday, Jun 23, 2009 at 21:01
Hi Barbara, ......What you should of said was that "Toyos are crap!!, Ive found a 100 series with 300,000ks on it and have been told, that is all their good for"....LOL. .Then you could sit all night and sieve through all the replys.

If early 100series ,a bit pricey for kms IMHO.

Cheers Axle.
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Reply By: Roughasguts - Tuesday, Jun 23, 2009 at 21:10

Tuesday, Jun 23, 2009 at 21:10
Auto or Manual?

I would be more worried about the Auto being at the end of it's life.
There not cheap to replace either, and give no warning before they go.
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Reply By: Members Paul and Melissa (VIC) - Tuesday, Jun 23, 2009 at 21:11

Tuesday, Jun 23, 2009 at 21:11
I know of 100 TD's with over 300k on them and running like top's or you can get mine, went bang at 61k?? go figure. check VERY thoroughly it's service history and what has been replaced. if the history is sketchy or does not add up 1) walk away or 2) if you are still keen on the car if it can be obtained at a cheap price and you are prepared to throw some money at it well this could be another option,not the prefered one but that is your choice. Toyo diesel's with a reasonable service history will generally do at least 500k.
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Reply By:- Tuesday, Jun 23, 2009 at 21:13

Tuesday, Jun 23, 2009 at 21:13
Ive got an 03 turbo diesel auto and worst mileage i got towing rather heavy coromal silhouette (wind up camper) was 20L/100km. Average for trip around Oz was about 17L/100. My dad has the same vehicle towing a 24ft Nova with all the goodies you could imagine and does about the same. Glen (WA)
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Reply By: Madfisher - Tuesday, Jun 23, 2009 at 21:17

Tuesday, Jun 23, 2009 at 21:17
Barbara Hi,
Just took the liberty of valueing it on car sales. Would need to know exact model, and year BUT I valued a 2000 td gxl $24200 to $27600 but average ks fot this model is 174000 to 276000 Trade in price is $17400 to $20800 and that is for one with average ks. Personally I wouldnt be buying a turbo engine with that many ks. Dont forget the gearbox could also need replacing soon as well.
I would think low twenties would be closer to the money.
Is it a private sale or dealer? Would not hurt to ring a dealer and give them a description of the vehicle and see what they offer you as a trade in.
Cheers Pete
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Reply By: Member - ross m (WA) - Wednesday, Jun 24, 2009 at 02:09

Wednesday, Jun 24, 2009 at 02:09
Barbara ,the cost of a recon turbo diesel would start around $5K for a long motor using a reasonable quality engine kit.
Then you would have to pay to have all the outside bits from your old engine removed and have them fitted to the new engine.

There are other things such as the turbocharger,fuel pump and injectors. which are not included in the long motor price.
You may have to have a new clutch fitted and the flywheel machined while its out of the car(its cheaper than doing it later).
Those items combined could cost as much as the engine rebuild.
And theres the fitting of the engine back into your vehicle.
Potentially a rebuld could hit $10k or more

I wouldnt consider going down that path unless the vehicle was super cheap.
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Reply By: Boobook2 - Wednesday, Jun 24, 2009 at 07:03

Wednesday, Jun 24, 2009 at 07:03
Barbera as indicated by Getout more and Phil G, there are factory turbo 100 diesels and non turbo diesels which have been fitted with an aftermarket turbo. While both of these are 4.2 Diesels, the engines are quite different.

A simple way to tell is if it has independant front suspension then it is a factory turbo, if it has a solid axle then it was a naturally aspirated one that has an aftermarket turbo. These can look quite good and like they were done in the factory.

If it is a factory one then you have no issues for longevity. If it is an aftermarket one then there are some questions as to how long they last after being turbo'd. At the price you are saying then it almost certainly has an aftermarket one.

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