V8 Troopy

Submitted: Saturday, Jun 23, 2012 at 21:09
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Heard through the "grapevine" that Toyota have plans to phase out the V8 Troopy and replace it with a factory 6cylinder turbo diesel.Just wondering if anyone has heard the same or is this just another attack on the V8.The prices seemed to have dropped a fair bit at the auctions in Perth with a few with low kilometers going for 40-45000.
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Reply By: Rockape - Saturday, Jun 23, 2012 at 21:44

Saturday, Jun 23, 2012 at 21:44

Most of the troopies are purchased by the government and mining companies so it doesn't surprise me that this could happen.

Having said that the 6 would have to meet all the emission standards.

I then would even consider buying one. The 8 has been very expensive for the mining companies. Don't start me listing the problems.

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Reply By: AlbyNSW - Saturday, Jun 23, 2012 at 21:59

Saturday, Jun 23, 2012 at 21:59
Are they ex mine trucks at that price, sound very cheap? I am keen on the dual cab 79 that is about to be released.
Does Toyota have a suitable 6 they can hange to or will it need to be a new one?
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Reply By: hazo - Saturday, Jun 23, 2012 at 22:16

Saturday, Jun 23, 2012 at 22:16
Hope its true !

I'll be placing my order if it is.

I'm towing a 5th wheeler with an Isuzu npr250 but miss my Troopy something awful, but would never consider a Tojo V8 model.
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Reply By: Member - Stuart P (WA) - Saturday, Jun 23, 2012 at 23:00

Saturday, Jun 23, 2012 at 23:00
apparantly in august toyota will annonce a dual cab ,cab chassis based on the 70 series wagon.
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Follow Up By: Member - brucer - Sunday, Jun 24, 2012 at 08:08

Sunday, Jun 24, 2012 at 08:08
Let us know if you hear of or know what sites to find out more info
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Reply By: mountainman - Saturday, Jun 23, 2012 at 23:33

Saturday, Jun 23, 2012 at 23:33
rockape, care to fill us in on the problems of the v8.
i know of dirty fuel but thats for all new high tec engines.
oil consumption is refering to the not breaking the engine in properly.
yeah theirs others, but that all about the new tech engine they bring out these days.

all ears here.
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Reply By: Bigfish - Sunday, Jun 24, 2012 at 08:03

Sunday, Jun 24, 2012 at 08:03
Yep..Best move they could make.
Many owners of the v8,s up our way are fed up of replacing starter motors and alternators. Hellishly dear to replace and not something you want to break down out bush.
The tojo 6 cylinder, like the nissan 6 was a fantastic motor, better in the turbo version. Have several mates who are diesel mechanics and constantly work on these motors that are owned by the various remote medical centres, aboriginal organisations and road crews. All three own the turbo 6 as they are a proven motor, have plenty of grunt, cost way less than the v8 and are a lot easier to work on.I contemplated the v8 but after a lot of thought and research dropped the idea. Too much money for too little a car. Love my troopy and if a 6 turbo comes out , I,ll be in line. Have a look at how well the turbo 6, s are holding their value. Says a lot about the high regard people in the know hold for these motors.
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Reply By: GT Campers - Sunday, Jun 24, 2012 at 09:08

Sunday, Jun 24, 2012 at 09:08
It is possibly but highly improabable as I don't think there is any Toyota six-cylinder turbo diesel that meets Euro XVI or whetever it is. Other markets still recieve the "old" TD but it doesn't comply here
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Reply By: guy007 - Sunday, Jun 24, 2012 at 10:31

Sunday, Jun 24, 2012 at 10:31
Like wise waiting for the return of the big 6 before updating the 80.

For the new dual cab look here.

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Cheers from sunny Isisford
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Follow Up By: Member - Phil G (SA) - Sunday, Jun 24, 2012 at 13:01

Sunday, Jun 24, 2012 at 13:01
Those two images are just artists impressions. I'm still waiting to see a real photo.
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Follow Up By: AlbyNSW - Sunday, Jun 24, 2012 at 13:04

Sunday, Jun 24, 2012 at 13:04
You will very soon, they are in the country
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Reply By: Mudripper - Sunday, Jun 24, 2012 at 11:41

Sunday, Jun 24, 2012 at 11:41
Bring back the 12-HT!!
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Reply By: olcoolone - Sunday, Jun 24, 2012 at 13:34

Sunday, Jun 24, 2012 at 13:34
I think it's just speculation..... why would they bring back an old design engine in a dyeing model.

Toyota knows the 70 series is on it's last legs.

The Landcruiser 70 series is still available with the 1HZ engine and are imported into Australia through Toyota...... But only can be used in off road applications like mines and large cattle properties.

There is nothing really wrong with the new V8 and reports on the net have you thinking nearly everyone has had faults..... far from the truth.

People hate change and the 4wd community seems to have a large majority of people thinking this..... too many experts!

As for the price of them coming down second hand, you have to remember they have been in the market for over 4 years now and as for the low kilometre ones..... ex mine vehicles?

No matter how good the 70 series is/was they are fast becoming outdated in occupant safety, comfort and handling, off and on road ability and a declining market.

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Reply By: garrycol - Sunday, Jun 24, 2012 at 14:32

Sunday, Jun 24, 2012 at 14:32
I think a few of you are off with the fairies a bit if you think the old engines will be back. If they do bring in a new 6 cylinder it will have to meet upcoming pollution regulations - Aust is currently Euro 4 but new models will have to meet Euro 5 or higher.

This will mean common rail, full electronics - all the supposed issues with the V8 (oil use on later V8s is not an issue - other issues are anciillaries which will be similar on a new engine). There is a tendency for V engines so would most likely be a V6 diesel - wouldn't surprise me if a V6 version of the V8. Also remember they will not just make an engine for the Aust market so this new engine if it exists will already be in the overseas lineup somewhere

Given the V8 has only been out a few years I doubt they will replace it this soon - maybe heavily modified in future to meet requirements but unlikely to be replaced.

Just my thoughts.

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Follow Up By: Jeff P - Sunday, Jun 24, 2012 at 19:25

Sunday, Jun 24, 2012 at 19:25
Off with the fairies and short memories I seem to remember the 80 series turbo's having bearing problems and throwing rods ! My own( 95 multi-valve) had to have a new crank at 86000 km covered by warranty ,the V8 may have its faults but it is still a new engine ,toyota will sort out the bugs as for a straight six come back dream on haven't you noticed that new vehicles arn't designed for them anymore it will be a V6 and then you will wish you still had the V8 and for those that still have their old 80 series do yourself a favour and get a 100 series turbo and then you will wonder why the hell you kept the old 80 for so long!!
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Follow Up By: olcoolone - Sunday, Jun 24, 2012 at 22:33

Sunday, Jun 24, 2012 at 22:33
Jeff P....... spot on and isn't it funny how we SOON we forget.

As you said about do yourself a favour and getting a 100 series.... the same goes for the 200, most 200 series haven't looked back.
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