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Toyota Land Cruiser



  • joeeblow1joeeblow1 Posts: 238
    It's a 1960 hardtop model. The original motor was the F. PO put in a 283V8 with SM465 tranny and NP205 t-case from a fullsize Blazer. It was running stock front and rear axles when I bought it. It now sports disc brakes up front and soon to have minitruck rearend with TLC diff. Frankenstein.
  • The owners manual for my '99 LC says it takes premium gas, 91 octane or above. Is that what everybody is using or are people running 87 or 89 octane with no problems.
  • mghmgh Posts: 43
    I use 91 octane because it burns cleaner and I don't have to clean my injectors very often. Some times due to the availability of premim gas when I travel I have no choice and I have use as low as 87 or God knows what and the truck runs like a champ but I get less miles per galon.

    I hope this helps.

  • Southeast Toyota does charge the dealers 500. Only one of few places left that does that as a distributor. The toyo guard invoices for somewhere around 400 with a rebate to dealer for final dealer cost of 160. You should be able to get the toyo guard therefore for 160 (cost). I would point out to your dealer that he is competing with the U.S. You can get a car via internet even if it is across the U.S. and have it shipped for less than some of these guys are charging. I had the same problem until I showed the owner of the dealership what I was going to pay elsewhere.
  • joeeblow1joeeblow1 Posts: 238
    If the owner's manual specifies 91 octane, then use 91 octane. More than likely there is an octane sensor that will retard the timing and decrease performance if lower octane fuel is used, but did you buy your TLC to cheap out on fuel? If you really cared about spending less on gas, you would have bought something else, I imagine.
  • edsel4uedsel4u Posts: 39
    I am on my second consecutive tank of 87 octane in my 2000TLC. I did this only to find out how the the computer adjusts performance. As mgh(#758)pointed out the TLC runs well but performance suffers. I'm going back to 91/92 octane at the next fill up.
  • raybearraybear Posts: 1,795

    · exterior paint sealant
    · Toyo Guard sealant cleaner
    · interior fabric protector
    · undercoating/ sound shield
    · glass etch theft deterrent (PPO)

    I don't really consider myself a fan of this sort of add-on.
  • Toyoguard is the snake oil for the new millennium!
  • maltbmaltb Posts: 3,572
    Is there an old LC board on Edmunds? I'm afraid there are too many glamor cruisers in here for my taste.
  • steverstever Posts: 52,572
  • maltbmaltb Posts: 3,572
    I'll clarify my post...

    Any FJ40/45 boards out there?

  • steverstever Posts: 52,572
    (quoting Emily Latilla) "Never mind"

    Vans, SUVs and Aftermarket & Accessories Message Boards
  • raybearraybear Posts: 1,795
    Snake oil! So that's why you've never offered it!

    Seriously, it's just a Gulf States Toyota thing, right?
  • joeeblow1joeeblow1 Posts: 238
    40's and 45's are too new fangled. We only discuss fj25's here.
  • 4him14him1 Posts: 2
    We are looking at a 92 LC AWD. It's got 157,600 miles on it with a "new" "used" engine installed about 109,000 miles ago. When my husband test drove it, he said it was sluggish on acceleration with no real "get up and go". Is this typical for a V-6 LC? We are new to the LC world and don't really know if this would be better as opposed to a 4runner.....any comments?
  • maltbmaltb Posts: 3,572

    Well the '92 I-6 isn't a drag racer, assuming that is what you mean.

  • joeeblow1joeeblow1 Posts: 238
    The 92 is an inline 6 motor, not a v configuration like the 4Runner motors. fj80's are slow as dogs. Look for '93 to '97 if you want an 80 series TLC.
  • 4him14him1 Posts: 2
    joeeblow1.....thanks! I appreciate your input and your kindness about it!
  • rob1971rob1971 Posts: 2
    I would like to buy a '94 or '95 Land Cruiser.
    I think that the '95 has more horsepower is this true?
    If so what is the difference and are there any other differences.
    Feel free to mail me at west.
  • nota4renota4re Posts: 54
    The larger, 4.5L 4-valve/cylinder engine came out in 1993 and was essentially unchanged through 1997. The current 4.7L V8 came out in the 1998 models.
  • crawindecrawinde Posts: 5
    Just purchased a 2001 Land Cruiser and it is a wonderful vehicle. There is one irritation however related to the air conditioning system. I like to have fresh air, but every time I change the air intake selector to fresh air, the next time I start the car the indicator is back to recirculate. I can't figure out how to keep the air intake on fresh. I would appreciate knowing if this is a design issue or a bug on my vehicle only.
  • joeeblow1joeeblow1 Posts: 238
    Probably user error :). Did you read the owner's manual?
  • jam1000jam1000 Posts: 182
    Same thing often happens on my 2000 LC. I believe this is on purpose, so that the temperature will get more quickly to where you have it set. It will usually happen on particularly hot or cold days. At some point, it will automatically go to fresh air. That's what I've observed, at any rate. I'm not sure there's any way to circumvent it.
  • mghmgh Posts: 43

    We know how polluted are our highways (When you go behind an 18 wheeler or a rusty pick up truck) or just cruising downtown in a major city.

    I use the the Fresh air button all the time manually just like scuba divers I only take the air I need to keep the cabin with pure air only when I know the air is clear of smog.

    The LX470 does this automatic, it has a CO2 sensor installed in the fresh air intake closing the ventilation when it senses smog. And trust me it is not that smart on the reaction time.

    This is probably why TLC come this way. Remember it cost more money to cool your house with a window open all the time. You will save your compressor runing time = Gas $$ + Less filters changes if you dicide when to cycle your air.

    If you smoke you can disregard this post.

    I hope my comment helps you Crawinde.
  • katnavkatnav Posts: 4
    We are considering the purchase of a 2001 LC rather than the LX470 for which we have been quoted 58,000, which is a great price. We would like to know what some of you have paid for your truck so we can establish fair market value.

    Thank you in advance.
  • raybearraybear Posts: 1,795
    I've seen Landcruisers go at to just below invoice in southern California, but it really depends on where you live as to the best deals.
  • jgts1jgts1 Posts: 32
    good deals, I'm in NY- talked to 9 dealers....everyones comment in a nutshell "I'll give you a map to get to Cali if you need it."

    $2000-$2500 over invoice seems to be the popular number for the dealer to start the paperwork from what I have found- maybe I'm a bad shopper :).
  • jdgts... that's too much! WAY too much over invoice.

  • rewyllysrewyllys Posts: 24
    Dear jgts1,

    At the prices you're citing for the NY area vs. California, you could save money by buying your car in California and having it shipped to NY. You might be surprised at the relatively low cost of shipping.

    In January I bought a Lexus LX470 in Florida and had it shipped to Austin, Texas, for $725. That's less than it would have cost me to fly to Florida and drive it back, to say nothing of the saving in my time. (Of course, if I'd been looking for an excuse for a Florida vacation, I might have done things differently.)
  • jgts1jgts1 Posts: 32
    but I live on Long Island, nothing is cheap unfortunately (I'm sure an aggressive deal can be found, but no luck yet)....I actually bought my Viper in Nebraska, paid $1400 for enclosed shipment to NY.
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