80 series petrol landcruiser 1994 model

Submitted: Tuesday, Feb 02, 2010 at 20:26
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Hello ive just bought a 94 model 80 series cruiser with 4500 petrol motor in it can anyone tell me what these are like please.

EG.

Reliability.
Fuel economy
power wise and so forth.

As much info as possible would be of great help.
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Reply By: reddeer - Tuesday, Feb 02, 2010 at 20:30

Tuesday, Feb 02, 2010 at 20:30
It is also the RV model as well.
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Reply By: Madfisher - Tuesday, Feb 02, 2010 at 20:47

Tuesday, Feb 02, 2010 at 20:47
It depends how many ks are on the one you purchased, but they are a long lived, and reliable. Power was 158kw, In their day they where hailed as a breakthrough(dohc 24 v efi) and economical for their size.
BUT why didnt you ask theses questions before buying it.?
I believe the tappets have to be shimmed every 150000ks.
The Lcool forum is an excellent source of info
Cheers Pete
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Follow Up By: reddeer - Tuesday, Feb 02, 2010 at 20:49

Tuesday, Feb 02, 2010 at 20:49
i forgot to at the time.
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Reply By: Falco80 - Tuesday, Feb 02, 2010 at 20:52

Tuesday, Feb 02, 2010 at 20:52
Mate, aren't those the sort of things you check out before you buy a vehicle...not after?!

Anyhoo, the 4.5 1FZ-FE is an excellent, strong, and reliable motor. They are quite thirsty, but drive it like a landcruiser and not a racecar and it will be bearable.

I'd recommend checking out one particular heater hose the 1FZ has, which is tucked down the back of the motor under the inlet manifold. Do a google search for "pesky heater hose" and you'll see what i'm talking about. This hose is usually neglected due to the difficulty with replacing it, but if it fails you will no doubt do some engine damage.

There is an absolute wealth of information on the internet about the 80 series and a lot of forums which deal with them. My advice is start googling and all your questions will be answered!
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Reply By: The Boss - Tuesday, Feb 02, 2010 at 21:05

Tuesday, Feb 02, 2010 at 21:05
Mate if you really wanna fire breathing monster or just wanna check out how tough these motors are, google what the arabs do to them.

1000hp on a internally standard motor is possible. Unbelievably strong and ultra reliable.
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Reply By: Moose - Wednesday, Feb 03, 2010 at 09:36

Wednesday, Feb 03, 2010 at 09:36
redeer = hunter??
Mate I not long ago sold mine - manual petrol 1996 80 series. About 320,000 kms and bugger all problems. Did start smoking a bit from about I think 200,000 or so and I eventually handed it over to a mechanic to fix. Maybe I should have saved my $ because a bit of oil was much cheaper than the bill!

Economy = about 17 or so ltrs per 100 on road with a load of travel gear. Slightly less if empty. Towing = about 20/21. Really depends on how you drive. I was quite sedate but if you get up it expect high numbers. Ran best on premium stuff but the cost was much the same ie fuel cost more but more economical and better power. So I kept using premium.
Offroad slow crawling is where it chewed up much more fuel. But I had a long range tank so never really an issue.

Power - yeah it had some but to get it you really need to boot it and then fuel consumption was horrible. But I was happy to cruise along so it didn't really matter to me.

Suggest you give it a good service ie bearings, all filters, replace diff oils, gear box & transfer case oils, new spark plugs, radiator fluid if it looks at all suss etc. That way you will at least be happy that all is in order. After all you don't know how the previous owner treated it. At least that's what I do with any second hand vehicle I buy.

Good long distance tourer - quite comfortable and plenty of room for gear inside.

Side mirrors may well shake like buggery. Used bits of HD foam around the edges to settle mine down.

Very capable off road.

Hope that helps.
Cheers from the Moose


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Reply By: Member -Tukka (WA) - Wednesday, Feb 03, 2010 at 10:01

Wednesday, Feb 03, 2010 at 10:01
One would think you would find out what they are like before you buy one. What if everyone run it into the ground? You wouldnt sell it would ya?
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Follow Up By: Member - Donks1 (NSW) - Wednesday, Feb 03, 2010 at 11:11

Wednesday, Feb 03, 2010 at 11:11
Thats what I was thinking Tukka,....

Steve
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