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Submitted: Tuesday, Jun 12, 2012 at 14:44
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Hi guys.

On the 2/5/12 i placed an order for a new 76 series GXL with factory diff locks i'm just wandering if anybody else out there has ordered something similar and if so what was the waiting time? i cant seem to get a bloody strait answer from these car dealers it seems like they don't know or just don't want to give you an answer in case they are wrong and its longer than they say.
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Reply By: Member -Pinko (NSW) - Tuesday, Jun 12, 2012 at 15:28

Tuesday, Jun 12, 2012 at 15:28
Gees Les
When I bought mine It didn't make the showroom floor mid 2007.
They got heaps because they were skinnier in back than the front and had cart springs and chewed up more oil than fuel.
I walked in and said that's for me and I haven't looked back.
Now they are seen for what they are and everyone wants them so I suppose there is an allocation system and you have to wait for one.
I do know there is one with your name on it either on the production line, in a boat or on the docks.
Ask your dealer because he has access to those details.
At least if you know you won't get so impatient.
A great truck, reliable and easy to service.
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Reply By: Member - Geoff M (VIC) - Tuesday, Jun 12, 2012 at 15:39

Tuesday, Jun 12, 2012 at 15:39
Hi Les,

I ordered a new 79 series Landcruiser ute at the end of April and it isn't due to arrive at the dealer until mid July. My dealer sent me through a copy of the delivery docket - yours should be able to do the same. Another option is "track my toyota" - this is a website that you can track the progress of your vehicle. Again your dealer needs to give you a username & password to access this.

Good luck with your new vehicle - hopefully arriving soon!

Cheers, Geoff
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Follow Up By: Les R2 - Tuesday, Jun 12, 2012 at 17:40

Tuesday, Jun 12, 2012 at 17:40
cheers mate hopefully it gets here soon and i dont have to wait to long. i got a bit worried with some people saying they have had to wait up to 7 months but i suppose they were all blogs written back in 2007 and 2008 hopefully things have sped up since then.


Cheers, Les
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Reply By: Member - VickiW - Tuesday, Jun 12, 2012 at 20:25

Tuesday, Jun 12, 2012 at 20:25
Hi Les,

not sure if you got my reply y/day. In case not, I ordsered the same in Jan, they told me 3 - 4 months & it got here in about 2 1/2 months - in time for AC instal & pickup before 3 months.
I checked with a couple of dealers at the time & they all said 3 - 4 months. Could have got one on the spot if I didn;t want diff lockers.
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Follow Up By: Les R2 - Thursday, Jun 14, 2012 at 15:45

Thursday, Jun 14, 2012 at 15:45
Thanks vicki,

they said the exact same thing to me i also could have got one straight away but there was just none in the whole of western australia with diff locks. I really wanted the factory diff locks rather than an after market one for warranty purposes and i cant imagine the genuine toyota diff lockers not being as good as an aftermarket locker.
so we wait patiently and hope it arrives soon.


Cheers Les.
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Reply By: mountainman - Thursday, Jun 14, 2012 at 20:58

Thursday, Jun 14, 2012 at 20:58
WORD OF WARNING.
to the lucky new buyers of the V8.
YOU have to DRIVE THE ENGINE HARD TO BED THE RINGS IN.

not doing this will cause the rings to not bed in, and your oil consumption problem will arrise.
DRIVE THEM HARD!! happy driving.
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Follow Up By: Les R2 - Friday, Jun 15, 2012 at 16:07

Friday, Jun 15, 2012 at 16:07
by driving it hard do you mean like city driving? high-ish revs through each gear or more highway driving.?

I have been trying to find out what is the best way to run in these v8 donks but havn't really been able to find out a great deal.
if you are familiar with these engines and the best way to run them in to stop common probs like oil consumption and maybe other things please let me know any input would be greatly appreciated.

Cheers Les
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Reply By: mountainman - Friday, Jun 15, 2012 at 16:45

Friday, Jun 15, 2012 at 16:45
no worries.

brother inlaw has the 1hd fte ute, his work mates had the same, they bought the new v8 ute and drove it hard from day one, as in hard on the pedal, some others mention towing be a good idea EARLY IN THE BREAK IN to really bed in the rings.

problem is oil is getting past the rings and getting burnt by engines that arent run in well.

noo redline stuff, but drive it HARD and you should be sweet.

recommend outerlimits as reference as well.

they recommend the same driving early.
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Reply By: Les R2 - Friday, Jun 15, 2012 at 18:12

Friday, Jun 15, 2012 at 18:12
Cheers mate.

i will do exacly that hey it cant hurt, there are a lot of people out there complaining of the oil consumption so if driving it hard for the first 1000 or 2000 kms eliminates the problem then GAME ON.

thanks. Les
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