80 Series TD

Submitted: Tuesday, Sep 09, 2003 at 07:55
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Hi All I have a 93 model with 210,00 klm on the clock, I am thinking about upgrading to the last of the 80 series cruisers TD all though I understand that they have a multi point system are these as reliable as the direct injection.

All help would be appreciated.

Thanks, Tony
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Reply By: Member - Eric- Tuesday, Sep 09, 2003 at 08:10

Tuesday, Sep 09, 2003 at 08:10
If you know your car , I would sujest you stick to it . 210 kms is very low for a 93
if your car has been playing up , then thats another story. If your car has been reliable , why change into a car that you know nothing about .
There is the issue of end float in the crank shaft ,I beleive this problem exists in all diesel 80 series . some one will correct me here , but I dont think the 97 80 series came out factory turbo anyway .

Remember the RWC if you are selling private . and the stamp dutie on the vehicle you want to purchase . This all adds up to $$$$ ,

I would save till you can upgrade to a TD 100 series in the next couple of years

rough vehicle estimates

your car now $15,000 a 97 80 series now $26,000 aproxx

your car is 2 years around $12,000 a 97 80 series in 2 yrs $ 18,000 approx

I hope this helps Craigs hut 2003
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Reply By: Peter L - Tuesday, Sep 09, 2003 at 08:54

Tuesday, Sep 09, 2003 at 08:54
Tony, 2 questions:

What do you mean by multipoint injection - AFAIK the 97 factoryTurbo diesel was a 24 Valve (as apposed to the pre 95 factory TDs (12 Valves), but all diesels are multi point, as apposed to throttle body injection which is only found in Petrol motors.
2nd question, if yours is a factory TD have you replaced the bigend bearings?

Peter L
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Follow Up By: tony - Tuesday, Sep 09, 2003 at 09:14

Tuesday, Sep 09, 2003 at 09:14
HI Peter L Thanks, for your reply

I may be confused over the term multi point as I thought they were different type of engines, the late model cruisers have multi point written under were it says Turbo Diesel where mine says Direct Injection.

Mine is a Turbo and I have not had the bigend bearings replaced I checked with Toyota and they said my car was not in the batch that had the bad bearings.

Thanks, Tony

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Reply By: geoff - Tuesday, Sep 09, 2003 at 10:41

Tuesday, Sep 09, 2003 at 10:41

the writing under "Turbo" on the sexy flank of the later 80 series is actually "multi valve" and they are indeed sweet, but as suggested above, they are quite expensive at the moment, (I only upgraded from my trusty 2H 60 to the mighty 96 1HD-FT multi valve turbo a month or so ago after quite a bit of searching...) so I do not know how much you would gain from upgrading. Anyhoo, keep the services up and 210,000 is nothing to fret about.

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Reply By: Member - DOZER- Wednesday, Sep 10, 2003 at 08:02

Wednesday, Sep 10, 2003 at 08:02
Gday Tony
The last of the 80 series cruisers was the best model of that shape. The t/d motor is a multivalve, but it has mechanical injection (old school) as opposed to the electronic fly by wire of the 100 series. In other words it is much like what you already have.
It makes heaps of power/torque and didnt suffer from the bigend bearing failures of previous 80 factory turbo diesels.
My friend has a 91 t/d 80 and has replaced the bearings twice at roughly $400 a go, it is cheap insurance every 100k kms. I would recommend you have yours seen to and keep her for a while longer, but i also understand that a nice 97 40th with all the fruit would be an improvement.
wheredayathinkwer mike?
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